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History

1980

Nov
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Theater an der Ruhr GmbH is founded by the shareholders Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr, Roberto Ciulli and Helmut Schäfer.

1981

Aug
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Start of the first season 1981/1982.

At home

First premiere of the Theater an der Ruhr with Frank Wedekind's "Lulu" in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

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Opening of the small theater hall in the former Solbad in Raffelbergpark with the new production "Der Zyklop" by Euripides.

1982

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Beginning of rehearsals for Samuel Beckett's "Endspiel". In June of the same year, the author forbids a possible performance by refusing to cast Clov with a woman.

First collaboration with the Freie Volksbühne Berlin on the occasion of a two-week guest performance with "Der Zyklop".

At home

Premiere of the German premiere of Woody Allen's one-act operas "Tod" and "Gott" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

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Guest performance at the Freie Volksbühne Berlin with "Tod" and "Gott" by Woody Allen.

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Television recording of "Der Zyklop" by WDR.

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Participation in the 1st NRW-Theatertreffen in Wuppertal with "Der Zyklop".

Premiere of William Shakespeare's "Ein Sommernachtstraum" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

"Wintertagwacht" - texts from dreamed nights from Shakespeare to Ernst Jandl, premiere at Theater im Raffelbergpark.

1983

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Premiere of Botho Strauss' "Gross und Klein" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

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German premiere of Peter Weiss' "Der neue Prozess" in Berlin. This performance is a co-production between the Theater an der Ruhr and the Freie Volksbühne Berlin.

At home

Invitation to the 1st Parma Theater Festival with the production "Ein Sommernachtstraum".

Abroad

Invitation to the 1st Parma Theater Festival with the production "Ein Sommernachsttraum".

At home

Premiere of Peter Weiss' "Der neue Prozess", Stadthalle Mülheim.
Invitation to the Nancy Festival and the Holland Festival Rotterdam with "Ein Sommernachtstraum".

Abroad

Invitation to the Festival Nancy and the Holland Festival Rotterdam with "Ein Sommernachtstraum".

At home

Participation in the 2nd NRW-Theatertreffen in Bochum with "Ein Sommernachtstraum".

At home

Invitation to the 17th BITEF (Belgrade International Theater Festival) with "Ein Sommernachtstraum" and "Gross und Klein". The jury awards the Theater an der Ruhr for the best overall artistic performance. Recording of "Ein Sommernachtstraum" by the Yugoslavian Television. Guest performance of "Ein Sommernachtstraum" at the National Theater Zagreb.

Abroad

Invitation to the 17th BITEF (Belgrade International Theater Festival) with "Ein Sommernachtstraum" and "Gross und Klein". The jury awards the Theater an der Ruhr for the best overall artistic performance. Recording of "Ein Sommernachtstraum" by the Yugoslavian Television. Guest performance of "Ein Sommernachtstraum" at the National Theater Zagreb.

At home

Premiere of "Elektra" after Sophocles in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

1984

Mar
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Dec
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Premiere of Anton Cechov's "Die Möwe" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.
Invitation to the European Culture Days in Karlsruhe with "Elektra".

At home

Groningen (Holland): Opening of the city's renovated theater with "Ein Sommernachtstraum". Guest performance at the Nürnberger Kulturcircus with "Ein Sommernachtstraum" and "Gott". Participation in the 3rd NRW-Theatertreffen in Paderborn with "Elektra".

Abroad

Groningen (Holland): Opening of the city's renovated theater with "Ein Sommernachtstraum" .

At home

Premiere of "La Moscheta" by Angelo Beolco, called Ruzante, in Berlin, a co-production of Theater an der Ruhr and Freie Volksbühne Berlin.

At home

Premiere of "Tartuffe" - The Story of Mr. Orgon after Molière in the Stadthalle Mülheim in cooperation with the author Wolfgang Deichsel.

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New production of Ruzante's "La Moscheta" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

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Extension of the shareholder agreement of Theater an der Ruhr GmbH by 10 years until 1996.

1985

Feb
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Sep
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New production of "Die Möwe" (Gordana Kosanovic now plays Nina, formerly Arkadina, Veronika Bayer now plays Arkadina, formerly Nina).

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Invitation to the European Culture Days in Karlsruhe with "Tartuffe".

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Participation in the 4th NRW-Theatertreffen in Krefeld / Mönchengladbach with "Gross und Klein".

At home

Guest performance at the Duisburger Akzente with "La Moscheta".

At home

Premiere of Ödön von Horváth's "Kasimir und Karoline" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Television recording of "Kasimir und Karoline" by WDR.

At home

Invitation to the festival "Athen - Kulturhauptstadt Europas" with "Elektra", "Ein Sommernachtstraum" and "Gott". The Theater an der Ruhr is the first German theater to tour Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Subotica, Zagreb, Ljubljana) with "Elektra" and "Kasimir und Karoline".

Abroad

Invitation to the festival "Athens - Cultural Capital of Europe" with "Elektra", "Ein Sommernachtstraum" and "Gott". The Theater an der Ruhr is the first German theater to tour Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Subotica, Zagreb, Ljubljana) with "Elektra" and "Kasimir und Karoline".

1986

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Premiere of Samuel Beckett's "Glückliche Tage" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Invitation to the European Cultural Days in Karlsruhe with "Glückliche Tage".

Abroad

Invitation to Turkey: Guest performances with "Dantons Tod" and "Gott" take place in Ankara and Istanbul.

At home

Premiere of Frank Wedekind's "Lulu" (Erdgeist / Die Büchse der Pandora) at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Theater an der Ruhr organizes the festival series "Internationale Theaterlandschaften" for the first time, in which a theater country is presented over three years. First year "Theaterlandschaft Jugoslawien": theaters from Subotica and Ljubljana are guests in Mülheim. Invitation to the summer festival in The Hague and Rotterdam with "Glückliche Tage" and "Gross und Klein".

Abroad

Second year of "Theaterlandschaft Jugoslawien": Theater an der Ruhr presents the National Theater Subotica with five productions in Mülheim.

Theater an der Ruhr organizes the festival series "Internationale Theaterlandschaften" for the first time, presenting one theater country over three years. First Theaterlandschaft Yugoslavia: theaters from Subotica and Ljubljana are guests in Mülheim. Invitation to the summer festival in The Hague and Rotterdam with "Glücklicher Tage" and "Gross und Klein".

At home

Guest performance at the 5th NRW-Theatertreffen in Münster with "Glückliche Tage". Premiere of Georg Büchner's "Dantons Tod" at the Open Air Festival in Schwäbisch Hall, a co-production. Gordana Kosanovic dies in Belgrade on August 8, 1986.

At home

Television recording of "Glückliche Tage" by ZDF. Foundation of the Association for the Promotion of the Theater an der Ruhr. The association endows an acting prize bearing the name of Gordana Kosanovic, who was so important for the aesthetics and spirit of the theater and who died so young.

At home

Premiere of Büchner's "Dantons Tod" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

New production of Woody Allen's "Gott" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

1987

Feb
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Dec
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Premiere of Jean-Paul Sartre's "Tote ohne Begräbnis" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

At home

Invitation to Turkey: Guest performances with "Dantons Tod" and "Gott" take place in Ankara and Istanbul.

At home

Second year of "Theaterlandschaft Jugoslawien": Theater an der Ruhr presents the National Theater Subotica with five productions in Mülheim.

At home

Premiere of Slobodan Snajder's "Der kroatische Faust" (German premiere) at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

Abroad

Foundation of the Association for the Promotion of the Theater an der Ruhr. The association endows an acting prize bearing the name of Gordana Kosanovic, who was so important for the aesthetics and spirit of the theater and who died so young.

At home

Invitation to the theater festival in Parma with "Tote ohne Begräbnis".

Abroad

Invitation to the theater festival in Parma with "Tote ohne Begräbnis".

At home

Premiere of Peter Handke's "Kaspar" at the Stadthalle Mülheim. The Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr award the Gordana-Kosanovic-Acting Prize to Ulrich Wildgruber for the first time.

At home

Premiere of Bertolt Brecht's "Die Dreigroschenoper" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

1988

Jan
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Apr
May
Jun
Sep
Oct
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Premiere of three theater trailers for the cinema for the productions "Gott", "Dantons Tod" and "Der kroatische Faust" in Mülheim.

At home

Guest performance in Yugoslavia with "Tote ohne Begräbnis" in Ljubljana and "Der kroatische Faust" in Zagreb and Belgrade.

Abroad

Guest performance in Yugoslavia with "Tote ohne Begräbnis" in Ljubljana and "Der kroatische Faust" in Zagreb and Belgrade.

At home

Television recording of "Der kroatische Faust" by WDR. Invitation to the European Culture Days in Karlsruhe with "Der kroatische Faust".

At home

Invitation to the Berlin Theatertreffen 1988 with "Tote ohne Begräbnis" and "Kaspar". Third year of "Theaterlandschaft Jugoslawien": A total of seven performances from Ljubljana, Subotica and Zagreb are presented in Mülheim. In addition, the Theater an der Ruhr organizes a Yugoslavian Film Week.

Abroad

Third year "Theaterlandschaft Jugoslawien" : A total of seven performances from Ljubljana, Subotica and Zagreb are presented in Mülheim. In addition, the Theater an der Ruhr organizes a Yugoslavian Film Week.

At home

Participation in the 8th NRW-Theatertreffen in Düsseldorf with "Kaspar". Invitation to the Nürnberger Kulturcircus and to the Heidelberger Stückemarkt with "Kaspar".

At home

Premiere of "Die Bakchen" after Euripides in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Tour of Poland: guest performances of "Dantons Tod" and "Kaspar" take place in Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw as part of the German Culture Week.

Abroad

Tour of Poland: guest performances of "Dantons Tod" and "Kaspar" take place in Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw as part of the "Deutschen Kulturwoche".

1989

Jan
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May
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Jul
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Oct
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Premiere of Samuel Beckett's "Warten auf Godot" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Theater an der Ruhr organizes a series of readings "Literary Scene Poland" in preparation for the 1st year of "Theaterlandschaft Polen" in May 1989.

Abroad

Theater an der Ruhr organizes a series of readings "Literaturszene Polen" in preparation for the 1st year of "Theaterlandschaft Polen" in May 1989. March For the first time since 1945, the Turkish State Theater gives a guest performance in the FRG. The Theater an der Ruhr organizes a tour of the performance of Yüksel Pazarkaya's "Mediha" in various cities of North Rhine-Westphalia. April Invitation to the Fair Festival in Sarajevo with "Kaspar". Follow-up guest performance in Zenica. May 1st year of "Theaterlandschaft Polen" : Theater an der Ruhr presents theaters and artists from Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw in Mülheim. July Theater an der Ruhr organizes a Polish Film Week in the "Theater im Raffelbergpark".

At home

Invitation to the European Culture Days in Karlsruhe and to the "Duisburger Akzenten" with "Dantons Tod". For the first time after 1945, the Turkish State Theater gives a guest performance in the FRG. The Theater an der Ruhr organizes a tour of the performance of Yüksel Pazarkaya's "Mediha" in various cities in North Rhine-Westphalia.

At home

Invitation to the MESS Festival in Sarajevo with "Kaspar". Follow-up guest performance in Zenica.

At home

First Year "Theaterlandschaft Polen": Theater an der Ruhr presents theaters and artists from Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw in Mülheim.

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Participation in the 9th NRW-Theatertreffen in Aachen with "Dantons Tod".

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Invitation to the "Donaufest Ost-West" to Ulm with "Der kroatische Faust". Theater an der Ruhr organizes a Polish Film Week at the Theater im Raffelbergpark. The city of Mülheim awards the Ruhr Prize for Art and Science to the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

The second awarding of the Gordana-Kosanovic-Actor Prize in Belgrade by the Friends of Theater an der Ruhr goes to Veronika Drolc and Miki Manoilovic. Invitation to the 23rd Belgrade International Theatre Festival BITEF. "Kaspar" is awarded the Grand Prix and the 1st Audience Award, "Die Bakchen" receives the 3rd Audience Award. The newspaper Politika awards Roberto Ciulli the prize for the best direction for "Kaspar".

Abroad

The second awarding of the "Gordana-Kosanovic-Schauspielerpreis" in Belgrade by the Friends of Theater an der Ruhr goes to Veronika Drolc and Miki Manoilovic. Invitation to the 23rd Belgrade International Theater Festival "Bitef". "Kaspar" is awarded the Grand Prix and the 1st Audience Award, "Die Bakchen" receives the 3rd Audience Award. The newspaper "Politika" awards Roberto Ciulli the prize for the best direction for "Kaspar".

At home

Premiere of Heinrich von Kleist's "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn" in Ljubljana. This is the first time that a German theater has staged a premiere abroad. The German-language performance was a co-production with the cultural center "Cankarjev Dom".

Abroad

Premiere of Heinrich von Kleist's "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn" in Ljubljana. This is the first time that a German theater has staged a premiere abroad. The German-language performance was a co-production with the cultural center "Cankarjev Dom".

At home

Guest performance in the GDR : presentation of art and culture from NRW in Leipzig with "Der kroatische Faust" and "Kaspar".

Abroad

Guest performance in the GDR: "Presentation of Art and Culture from NRW" in Leipzig with "Der kroatische Faust" and "Kaspar".

At home

New production of Brecht's "Die Dreigroschenoper" with orchestra in the Stadthalle Mülheim. Premiere of Heinrich von Kleist's "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn" at the Stadthalle Mülheim. Premiere of "Clowns" at the Theater im Raffelbergpark, a tribute to the art of the clown, texts by Eduardo de Filippo, Karl Valentin and clown dialogues compiled by Tristan Remy.

1990

Mar
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At home

As in the previous year, the Theater an der Ruhr organizes a guest performance of the Turkish State Theater with "Sokollu" by Yilmaz Karakoyunlu in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Abroad

As in the previous year, the Theater an der Ruhr organizes a guest performance of the Turkish State Theater with "Sokollu" by Yilmaz Karakoyunlu in North Rhine-Westphalia.

At home

Tour of Turkey: Guest performances in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir with "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn," "Tote ohne Begräbnis" and "Die Dreigroschenoper. Theater an der Ruhr hosts Polish Film Days at the Theater im Raffelbergpark, dedicated to the work of Krszystof Kieslowski.

Abroad

Tour of Turkey: Guest performances in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir with "Das Käthchen von Heilbronn," "Tote ohne Begräbnis" and "Die Dreigroschenoper. Theater an der Ruhr hosts Polish Film Days at the Theater im Raffelbergpark, dedicated to the work of Krszystof Kieslowski.

At home

Second year of "Theaterlandschaft Polen": Theater an der Ruhr presents theaters and artists from Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk in Mülheim.

Abroad

Second Year "Theaterlandschaft Polen" : Theater an der Ruhr presents theaters and artists from Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk in Mülheim.

At home

Invitation to the "International Theatre Festival of Chicago" with "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Der kroatische Faust". Premiere of Georg Büchner's "Leonce and Lena," Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch Hall.

Abroad

Invitation to the "International Theatre Festival of Chicago" with "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Der kroatische Faust".

At home

First premiere of the stage version of Georg Büchner's "Leonce and Lena" at East Berlin's Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Premiere "Die Welt hat einen ungeheuren Riss", Maria Neumann plays "Lenz" by Georg Büchner.

At home

Second premiere of the stage version of Georg Büchner's "Leonce and Lena" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Premiere of "In der Strafkolonie" by Franz Kafka, Ciulli's longtime directorial collaborator Ulrich Greb presents his first directorial work.

1991

Jan
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At home

The Roma Theater Pralipe from Skopje brings with great success the premieres "Ratvale Bijava" (Blood Wedding) by Federico Garcia Lorca and "Marat/ Sade" by Peter Weiss in the production of Rahim Burhan in the Theater im Raffelbergpark and makes guest appearances in numerous cities in the Federal Republic as well as in Holland and Switzerland. This is the first step towards a long-term cooperation between Theater Pralipe and Theater an der Ruhr. For the second time, Theater an der Ruhr will give a guest performance in Warsaw. Here, with a total of 5 productions, "Clowns", "Die Bakchen", "Leonce und Lena", "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Der kroatische Faust", a work show takes place, which gives the Polish public deeper insights into the overall work of the Theater an der Ruhr.

Abroad

The Roma Theater Pralipe from Skopje brings with great success the premieres "Ratavle Bijava" (Blood Wedding) by Federico Garcia Lorca and "Marat/ Sade" by Peter Weiss in the production of Rahim Burhan in the Theater im Raffelbergpark and makes guest appearances in numerous cities in the Federal Republic as well as in Holland and Switzerland. This is the first step towards a long-term cooperation between Theater Pralipe and Theater an der Ruhr. For the second time, Theater an der Ruhr will give a guest performance in Warsaw. Here, with a total of 5 productions, "Clowns die Bakchen", "Leonce und Lena", "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Der kroatische Faust", a showcase of works takes place, giving the Polish public deeper insights into the overall work of the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

For the third time, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing a guest performance of the Turkish State Theater in North Rhine-Westphalia. All seven performances of Aziz Nesin's play "Yasar, lebt er nun oder lebt er nicht" are sold out.

Abroad

For the third time, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing a guest performance of the Turkish State Theater in North Rhine-Westphalia. All seven performances of Aziz Nesin's play "Yasar, lebt er nun oder lebt er nicht" are sold out.

At home

Premieres at Grillotheater Essen and Stadthalle Mülheim with Anton Cechov's "Drei Schwestern", a co-production with the Schauspiel Essen.

At home

Third year of "Theaterlandschaft Polen": groups from Gardzienice, Gdansk, Poznan and Warsaw are guests. In addition, the "Solidarnosc" exhibition by Jerzy Kalina takes place in the underground car park of the City-Center Mülheim.

Abroad

Third year "Theaterlandschaft Polen" : groups from Gardzienice, Gdansk, Poznan and Warsaw will be guests. In addition, the "Solidarnosc" exhibition by Jerzy Kalina will be held in the underground car park of the City-Center Mülheim.

At home

Invitation to the Vienna Festival with "Kaspar". Guest performance in Maribor with "Kaspar".

Abroad

Invitation to the Vienna Festival with "Kaspar". Guest performance in Maribor with "Kaspar".

At home

Premiere of Sophocles' "König Ödipus" (new translation by Helmut Schäfer) in the Stadthalle Mülheim. This premiere opens the festival month of November on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Theater an der Ruhr. Gralf-Edzard Habben has installed an exhibition in the foyer of the Stadthalle that reflects the performances of the last 10 years.

The "Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet" supports the international festival "Theater für Europa - Entdeckungen" , to which the Theater an der Ruhr has invited two productions from the Slovenian Theater Maribor, Goethe's "Faust I and "Faust II" as well as Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Genet's "Die Zofen" from the Moscow Satirikon Theater. The performances are very well received by the audience and the press.

The Art Porter Jazz Quartet from Chicago gives several concerts at the Theater im Raffelbergpark with great success.

The first European Theater Seminar is supported by the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the direction of Helmut Schäfer, the seminar brings together an international group of theater people, scholars and journalists on the topic of "Theater nach dem Verfall der Geschichte". The results of the conference will be published in 1994 in a bilingual volume by felidae-Verlag.

Third awarding of the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize by the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr to Kirsten Dene. Two books about the work of Theater an der Ruhr are published: "Das Abendland versuchen" by Erinnya Wolf and "Die Theatervisionen des Roberto Ciulli" by felidae-Verlag Essen. With continued support from the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Roma Theater Pralipe can continue to work in Mülheim under the umbrella of the Theater an der Ruhr.

On November 27, the premiere of Shakespeare's "Othello" comes out. The Roma Theater Pralipe makes guest appearances with this performance as well as with "Ratvale Bijava" (The Blood Wedding) in the Federal Republic and in other European countries from January 1991.

Abroad

The "Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet" supports the international festival "Theater für Europa - Entdeckungen", to which the Theater an der Ruhr has invited two productions from the Slovenian Theater Maribor, Goethe's "Faust I" and "Faust II" as well as Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Genet's "Die Zofen" from the Moscow Satirikon Theater. The performances are very well received by the audience and the press. The Art Porter Jazz Quartet from Chicago gives several concerts at the Theater im Raffelbergpark with great success. The first European Theater Seminar is supported by the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the direction of Helmut Schäfer, the seminar brings together an international group of theater people, scholars and journalists on the topic of "Theater nach dem Verfall der Geschichte". The results of the conference will be published in 1994 in a bilingual volume by felidae-Verlag. Third awarding of the "Gordana-Kosanovic-Schauspielerpreis" by the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr to Kirsten Dene. With continued support from the Ministry of Culture NRW, the Roma Theater Pralipe can continue to work in Mülheim under the umbrella of the Theater an der Ruhr.

1992

Mar
Apr
Jun
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Nov
At home

At the invitation of the Theater an der Ruhr, the Belgrade theater "Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozoriste" gives a guest performance in Mülheim with the production of the Macedonian director Slobodan Unkovski's "L'illusion comique". The performance is a great success and becomes a symbol of understanding in a time of fierce political conflict.

Abroad

At the invitation of the Theater an der Ruhr, the Belgrade theater "Jugoslovensko Dramsko Pozoriste" gives a guest performance in Mülheim with the production of the Macedonian director Slobodan Unkovski's "L'llusion comique". The performance is a great success and becomes a symbol of understanding in a time of fierce political conflict.

At home

Invitation to the ninth Caracas International Theater Festival with "Dantons Tod", "Kaspar" and "Tote ohne Begräbnis".

The premiere of "Nachtasyl/ Die Ausnahme und die Regel" (Gorki/ Brecht) planned for April 29 cannot take place because the Stadthalle Mülheim is on strike by the city's technical staff organized in the ÖTV. For this reason, rehearsals will continue in a friendly Dutch theater in Nijmegen.

Abroad

Invitation to the ninth International Theater Festival Caracas with "Dantons Tod", "Kaspar" and "Tote ohne Begräbnis". June/July The Theater an der Ruhr undertakes a five-week tour of South America with "Dantons Tod," "Kaspar" and "Tote ohne Begräbnis." Stops on the tour include Santiago de Chile, Quito/Ecuador, San Jose/Costa Rica, the International Theater Festival Mexico. This tour is one of the largest and most successful events of the Goethe-Institut.

At home

Premiere of "Nachtasyl/ Die Ausnahme und die Regel" (Gorki/ Brecht) at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

Theater an der Ruhr undertakes a five-week tour of South America with "Dantons Tod", "Kaspar" and "Tote ohne Begräbnis". Stops of the tour are Santiago de Chile, Quito/ Ecuador, San Jose/ Costa Rica, the International Theater Festival Mexico. This tour is one of the largest and most successful events of the Goethe-Institut.

At home

Premiere of the Roma Theater Pralipe with "Sieben gegen Theben/Antigone" (Aeschylus/ Sophocles) in co-production with the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.

At home

"Kultur gegen Gewalt" is the name of the initiative of the Theater an der Ruhr with the Roma Theater Pralipe, which calls for protest against the increasing xenophobia in Germany. Under the motto "Die Zigeuner sind wieder da", Theater Pralipe shows its performance "Ratvale Bijava" (Blood Wedding) in Romanes from November '92 to January '93 in about 15 cities in the Federal Republic, including Halle, Hoyerswerda, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Munich, Rostock. The "Bewegung eines anderen Deutschland" calls for solidarity and discussion. Discussions with politicians and the audience will take place after each performance. The spontaneously organized tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia and is very well received by the population and the media.

Abroad

"Kultur gegen Gewalt" is the name of the initiative of the Theater an der Ruhr with the Roma Theater Pralipe, which calls for protest against the increasing xenophobia in Germany. Under the motto "Die Zigeuner sind wieder da", Theater Pralipe shows its performance "Ratvale Bijava" (Blood Wedding) in Romanes from November '92 to January '93 in about 15 cities in the Federal Republic, including Halle, Hoyerswerda, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Munich, Rostock. The "Bewegung eines anderen Deutschland" calls for solidarity and discussion. Discussions with politicians and the audience will take place after each performance. The spontaneously organized tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of North Rhine-Westphalia and is very well received by the population and the media.

1993

Jan
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At home

Premiere of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" first in Ludwigshafen as a co-production with the Theater im Pfalzbau, then in the Stadthalle Mülheim. Roberto Ciulli is working on the production together with filmmaker Hans Peter Clahsen. Klaus Arzberger, costume designer and artistic director of the Theater an der Ruhr since its founding, dies of HIV.

At home

Within the festival first  year "Theaterlandschaft Russland" various theater groups from Moscow and St. Petersburg will give guest performances in Mülheim.

Abroad

Within the festival 1. year "Theaterlandschaft Russland" guest in Mülheim different theater groups from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

At home

The 12th NRW Theatertreffen, organized this year by the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim, opens with the premiere of Theater Pralipe's "O Baro Phani" after Zivko Cingo (The Great Water). The Roma Theater receives the prize for the best production.

At home

At the request of the Minister of Culture and the General Director of the Turkish State Theater, Roberto Ciulli is leading a three-week theater seminar in Istanbul, which is intended to contribute to the renewal of the content and structure of the Turkish State Theater.

Abroad

At the request of the Minister of Culture and the General Director of the Turkish State Theater, Roberto Ciulli is leading a three-week theater seminar in Istanbul, which is intended to contribute to the renewal of the content and structure of the Turkish State Theater.

At home

For the second time, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing the international festival "Theater für Europa -Entdeckungen" on behalf of the Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet in Mülheim with contributions from Cameroon, Chile, Italy and Turkey.

Abroad

For the second time, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing the international festival "Theater für Europa -Entdeckungen" in Mülheim on behalf of the "Initiativkreis Ruhrgebiet" with contributions from Cameroon, Chile, Italy and Turkey.

At home

Premieres of "Teatro Comico" based on motifs by Carlo Goldoni in the Stadthalle Mülheim and "Veracruz" based on motifs by Euripides, the performance that opens the new venue in the Ringlokschuppen at Schloß Broich.

At home

Premiere of the Roma Theater Pralipe with its project "Hexen" at the Theater an der Ruhr in the Ringlokschuppen.

1994

Jan
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For the first time, a co-production between a German theater and the State Theater of Turkey is taking place. With actors from various cities in Turkey and the director Müge Gürman, Roberto Ciulli is working on "Bernarda Albas Haus" by Federico Garcia Lorca in Turkish in Mülheim.

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For the first time, a co-production between a German theater and the State Theater of Turkey is taking place. With actors from various cities in Turkey and the director Müge Gürman, Roberto Ciulli is working on "Bernarda Alba's Haus" by F. G. Lorca in Turkish in Mülheim.

At home

Premiere of "Bernarda Albas Haus" at the Stadthalle Mülheim. Until the end of April, the Turkish ensemble will give guest performances in more than 20 cities in the Federal Republic. The production will then be incorporated into the repertoire of the State Theater of Turkey.

Abroad

Premiere of "Bernarda Albas Haus" at the Stadthalle Mülheim. Until the end of April, the Turkish ensemble will give guest performances in more than 20 cities in the Federal Republic. The production will then be incorporated into the repertoire of the State Theater of Turkey.

At home

Premiere of "Ibsens Haus" from plays by Henrik Ibsen in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

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Invitation to the 14th NRW Theatertreffen in Bochum with "Der Diener zweier Herren".

At home

Tour of the Theater an der Ruhr to three republics of the CIS. In St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev and Minsk, the performances "Nachtasyl / Die Ausnahme und die Regel", "Macbeth", "Veracruz" and "Hamlet, Dritter Akt" are shown. In Moscow, the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr award the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize for the fourth time. This year's winner is the actor Alexander Mesenzew.

At home

Premiere of Carlo Goldoni's "Der Diener zweier Herren" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Premiere of the Romatheater Pralipe with its project "Hexen" at the Theater an der Ruhr in the Ringlokschuppen.

1995

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Premiere of "Ibsens Haus" from plays by Hendrik Ibsen in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

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Invitation to the 14th NRW Theater Meeting in Bochum with "Diener zweier Herren".

At home

Premiere of Bertolt Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" in German and Turkish at the Ringlokschuppen am Schloß Broich. After Roberto Ciulli's production of "Bernarda Albas Haus" last year, in which only actors from the Turkish State Theater took part, the cooperation is to be intensified in the performance of "Im Dickicht der Städte". Both Turkish and German actors will be involved. The translation will not be solved technically, but scenically. The performance will be included in the repertoire of the Theater an der Ruhr. Multilingual performances are to become a natural part of German theater repertoires.

Premiere of "Turandot, Ein Klassentreffen" (after Schiller/ after Gozzi) at the Ringlokschuppen, a production by Stefan Otteni, Roberto Ciulli's directorial collaborator.

Abroad

Premiere of Bertolt Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" in German and Turkish at the Ringlokschuppen at Schloß Broich. After Roberto Ciulli's production of "Bernarda Alba's House" last year, in which only actors from the Turkish State Theater took part, the cooperation is to be intensified in the performance of "Im Dickicht der Städte". Both Turkish and German actors will be involved. The translation will not be solved technically, but scenically. The performance will be included in the repertoire of the Theater an der Ruhr. Multilingual performances are to become a natural part of German theater schedules.

At home

Premiere of Mozart's "Don Giovanni", a co-production with the Bonn Opera, artistic direction: Roberto Ciulli, Gralf-Edzard Habben, Franz Lehr, Helmut Schäfer.

1996

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Premiere of Molière's "Don Juan" at Stadthalle Mülheim.

Premiere of Roma Theater Pralipe with "Tetovirime Vogja" (Tattooed Souls) by Goran Stefanovski at Theater an der Ruhr in Ringlokschuppen.

At home

Tour through Sweden (Malmö, Gothenburg, Gävle, Stockholm) with "Im Dickicht der Städte". In Stockholm the performance is shown at the opening of the symposium "European Theatre Exchange" with Roberto Ciulli and Helmut Schäfer as speakers.

Abroad

Tour through Sweden (Malmö, Gothenburg, Gävle, Stockholm) with "Im Dickicht der Städte". In Stockholm the performance is shown at the opening of the symposium "European Theatre Exchange" with Roberto Ciulli and Helmut Schäfer as speakers.

At home

Work show of the Theater an der Ruhr in the Reithalle Munich. Within two weeks, 2 performances of each of Roberto Ciulli's 6 current productions are presented. Invitation to the 15th NRW-Theatertreffen in Düsseldorf with "Don Juan". The Roma Theater Pralipe celebrates its 25th anniversary with the performance "O Drumo/ Der Weg".

At home

Guest performance at the "Dionysia Festival" in Veroli and Rome with "Im Dickicht der Städte".

Abroad

Guest performance at the "Dionysia" Festival in Veroli and Rome with "Im Dickicht der Städte".

At home

For the fifth time, the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr are awarding the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize. This year's prize winner is Angela Winkler. The guest is the dancer Wilson Pico from Ecuador.

Abroad

For the fifth time, the sponsoring association of the Theater an der Ruhr awards the "Gordana-Kosanovic-Schauspielerpreis". This year's prize winner is Angela Winkler. The guest is the dancer Wilson Pico from Ecuador.

At home

For his special services to the common good, Roberto Ciulli is awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by President Roman Herzog. The citation states: As co-founder and as artistic director of the Theater an der Ruhr, he has shaped the city of Mülheim/ Ruhr into a European place of theater.

Through the "International Theaterlandschaften" initiated by him, the richness of foreign cultures is brought closer to the German audience.

Premiere of Slobodan Snajder's "Die Schlangenhaut" at the Theater an der Ruhr in the Ringlokschuppen Mülheim.

Abroad

For his special services to the common good, Roberto Ciulli is awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by President Roman Herzog. The citation states: As co-founder and as artistic director of the Theater an der Ruhr, he has shaped the city of Mülheim/ Ruhr into a European place of theater. Through the "Internationale Theaterlandschaften" initiated by him, the richness of foreign cultures is brought closer to the German audience.

1997

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Work show of the Theater an der Ruhr in the Reithalle Munich: within two weeks several performances of Roberto Ciulli's 5 current productions will be presented.

At home

Premiere of Anton Chekhov's "Der Kirschgarten" at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

Guest performance at the festival in Belgrade with "Die Schlagenhaut" and "Der Kirschgarten". Foundation of the "Junges Theater an der Ruhr".

Abroad

Guest performance at the festival in Belgrade with "Die Schlangenhaut" and "Der Kirschgarten".

At home

On October 10, 1997, the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark is ceremoniously reopened. The former Solbad was the seat of the Mülheim theater until 1994 and was renovated with funds from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Mülheim.

On October 17/18/19, the premiere of "Pinocchio/Faust" (Collodi Goethe) takes place at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.
"Theaterlandschaft Post-Jugoslawien": productions from the republics of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia are shown at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

For the first time, the Mulokot Theater from Karshi, Uzbekistan, and the Taliá Theater from Cairo, Egypt, give guest performances at the Theater im Raffelbergpark as part of the project The Silk Road.

Abroad

On October 10, 1997, the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark is ceremoniously reopened. The former Solbad was the seat of the Mülheim theater until 1994 and was renovated with funds from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Mülheim. "Theaterlandschaft Post-Jugoslawien" in the Theater im Raffelbergpark, productions from the republics of Yugoslavia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia are shown. For the first time, the Mulokot Theater from Karshi, Uzbekistan, and the Taliá Theater from Cairo, Egypt, give guest performances at the Theater im Raffelbergpark as part of the project "Die Seidenstraße".

1998

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Premiere of the Roma Theater Pralipe with "Yerma" by Federico Garcia Lorca at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. As part of the project The Silk Road, a unique concert with Sufi musicians of the Ne'matollahi Order from Isfahan, Iran takes place at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

Symposium in cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Mülheim an der Ruhr. "Als Gott und Mensch sich auf der Seidenstrasse trafen".

Abroad

As part of the project "Die Seidenstrasse", a unique concert with Sufi musicians of the Ne'matollahi order from Isfahan, Iran will take place at the Theater im Raffelbergpark. Symposium in cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Mülheim an der Ruhr. "Als Gott und Mensch sich auf der Seidenstraße trafen".

At home

On February 10, the premiere "Liebe. Frauen. Brecht. Ein unzüchtiges Geburtstagsständchen" by and with Karin Neuhäuser (vocals), Matthias Flake (piano) and Gerd Posny (saxophone, percussion) will take place at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

At home

On March 5, the premiere of Kafka's play "Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" with the Kurdish actor Ferhade Feqi took place.

From March 26 to April 12, the sixth "Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota" took place in Bogotá, Colombia. The Theater an der Ruhr was the only German theater represented with four plays: Chekhov's "Der Kirschgarten", Moliere's "Don Juan", Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" and "Teatro Comico" based on motifs by Carlo Goldoni.

Abroad

From March 26 to April 12, the 6th Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogota will take place in Bogotá, Colombia. As the only German theater, the Theater an der Ruhr is represented with four plays: Chekhov's "Der Kirschgarten," Moliere's "Don Juan," Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" and "Teatro Comico" based on motifs by Carlo Goldoni.

At home

On May 23, 24 and 25, the premiere of Eduardo de Filippo's "Nach Einlass kein Beginn" - five one-act plays - will take place as the German premiere at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

At home

The Mülheim premiere of Nigel William's "Der Klassenfeind" by Roma Theater Pralipe, a co-production with Theater der Stadt Duisburg as part of the 22nd Duisburger Akzente, will take place on June 3 at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

At home

Following the guest performance of the Theater an der Ruhr in Colombia, Malgorzata Bartula, Simone Thoma and David Hevia will lead a summer seminar for acting and directing at the "Casa del Teatro".

Abroad

Following the guest performance of the Theater an der Ruhr in Colombia, Malgorzata Bartula, Simone Thoma and David Hevia will conduct a summer seminar for acting and directing at the "Casa del Teatro".

At home

To open the season, the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark will host the international theater festival "Theaterlandschaft Seidenstrasse" from September 11 to 22. Groups from Iran, Uzbekistan and Syria are invited. For the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, theater groups from the Islamic Republic will come to Germany as part of an exchange between Theater an der Ruhr and Iran.

Gralf-Edzard Habben is a jury member of the International Festival for Experimental Theater in Cairo. Roberto Ciulli is honored for his special services to intercultural theater work.

Abroad

To open the season, the Theater an der Ruhr will host the international theater festival Theaterlandschaft Seidenstraße from September 11 to 22 in Raffelbergpark. Groups from Iran, Uzbekistan and Syria are invited. For the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, theater groups from the Islamic Republic will come to Germany as part of an exchange between Theater an der Ruhr and Iran. Gralf-Edzard Habben is a jury member of the International Festival for Experimental Theater in Cairo. Roberto Ciulli is honored for his special services to intercultural theater work.

At home

The Theater an der Ruhr is invited to the International Theater Festival Mess '98 in Sarajevo with the production "Der Kirschgarten" and the Roma Theater Pralipe with "Yerma". Theater an der Ruhr gives a guest performance of "Pinocchio Faust" at the El-Salaam Theater in Cairo, Egypt.

On October 28, 1998, the premiere of Roma Theater Pralipe "Der Streit" by Marivaux took place at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. This is the first Pralipe production in which Romanes is also spoken, but mainly German.

The Roma Theater Pralipe receives the Lorca Prize of the International Theater Institute of the Mediterranean in Fuentevaqueros, Spain. At the same time, the Theater an der Ruhr receives a certificate for its commitment against xenophobia.

Abroad

The Theater an der Ruhr is invited to the International Theater Festival Mess '98 in Sarajevo with the production "Der Kirschgarten" and the Roma Theater Pralipe with "Yerma". Theater an der Ruhr gives a guest performance of "Pinocchio Faust" at the El-Salaam Theater in Cairo, Egypt. The Roma Theater Pralipe receives the Lorca Award of the International Theater Institute of the Mediterranean in Fuentevaqueros, Spain. At the same time, the Theater an der Ruhr receives a certificate for its commitment against xenophobia.

At home

Symposium in cooperation with the Protestant Academies of Iserlohn and Mülheim an der Ruhr. "Faust auf der Seidenstrasse. Die westliche Sehnsucht nach dem west-östlichen Divan". On November 27 and 28, the premiere of "Margarete Faust" by Müller Goethe will take place at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

Theater an der Ruhr is the first German ensemble since the Islamic Revolution to participate in the 17th Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran. Between January 27 and February 5, 1999, the Mülheim ensemble presents three of its productions: "Der Kirschgarten" by Chekhov, Kafka's "Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" and "Pinocchio Faust" by Collodi Goethe.

Abroad

Symposium in cooperation with the Protestant Academies of Iserlohn and Mülheim an der Ruhr. "Faust auf der Seidenstraße. Die Sehnsucht nach dem west-östlichen Divan." Theater an der Ruhr is the first German company since the Islamic Revolution to participate in the 17th Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran. Between January 27 and February 5, 1999, the Mülheim ensemble will present three of its productions: "Der Kirschgarten" by Chekhov, Kafka's "Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" and "Pinocchio Faust" by Collodi Goethe.

1999

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In view of the Kosovo war, seven theater nights "Zum ewigen Frieden" are held at the Theater im Raffelbergpark.

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In view of the Kosovo war, seven theater nights "Zum ewigen Frieden" are held at the Theater in Raffelbergpark.

At home

For the first time, the "Junge Theater an der Ruhr" is presenting the results of its previous work in public: "Bobok. Szenische Fragmente" and "Glaube Liebe Hoffnung" by Ödön von Horvárth. Premiere of Grimm's fairy tale "Rumpelstilzchen" played by Maria Neumann. Georg Büchner's "Die Welt hat einen ungeheuren Riß" with Maria Neumann as "Lenz" is revived.

Theater an der Ruhr gives guest performances of Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" (in Turkish and German) in Ankara and Istanbul.

Abroad

Theater an der Ruhr gives guest performances of Brecht's "Im Dickicht der Städte" (in Turkish and German) in Ankara and Istanbul.

At home

The German Theater Academy Almaty from Kazakhstan plays Ingrid Lausund's "Glücksfelder". At the invitation of the Theater an der Ruhr, the Yugoslav Dramatic Theater from Belgrade performs Biljana Srbljanovic's "Belgrader Trilogie" and the Center for Cultural Decontamination performs "Eva Braun" Monologue in Mülheim an der Ruhr between June 6 and 9.

The Theater an der Ruhr is awarded the main prize for the best production for "Margarete Faust" at the 18th NRW-Theatertreffen in Paderborn. As part of the Author's Theater Festival in Karshi, Uzbekistan, Kafka's "Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" is performed in Turkish for the first time with Ferhade Feqi.

For the second time David Hevia conducts a summer seminar for actors and directors in collaboration with Casa del Teatro in Bogota, Colombia.

An open-air performance of Molierès' "Don Juan" takes place to mark the reopening of the historic park in Raffelbergpark. In cooperation with the Protestant Academy of Mülheim and Iserlohn, the symposium "Cultural Exchange or Cultural Boycott? What helps human rights?" will take place. On September 11 and 12, the premiere of "Bürger Schippel" by Carl Sternheim takes place at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

From September 13 to October 2, groups from China, Iran and Turkey are presented as part of the "Theaterlandschaft Seidenstrasse". September 24: Premiere of the Roma Theater Pralipe with "Djangos Raptimes" after Heinrich von Kleist's "Michael Kohlhaas" at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

Awarding of the Gordana Kosanovic Actor Prize 1999 to Slobodan Bestic (Belgrade).

Abroad

The German Theater Academy Almaty from Kazakhstan plays Ingrid Lausund's "Glücksfelder". At the invitation of the Theater an der Ruhr, the Yugoslav Dramatic Theater from Belgrade will perform Biljana Srbljanovic's "Belgrade Trilogy" and the Center for Cultural Decontamination's "Eva Braun" monologue in Mülheim an der Ruhr between June 6 and 9. As part of the Author's Theater Festival in Karshi, Uzbekistan, Kafka's "Ein Bericht für eine Akademie" with Ferhade Feqi is performed in Turkish for the first time. For the second time David Hevia conducts a summer seminar for actors and directors in cooperation with Casa del Teatro in Bogota, Colombia.

Abroad

From September 13 to October 2, groups from China, Iran and Turkey will be presented as part of "Theaterlandschaft Seidenstraße". Awarding of the Gordana Kosanovic Actor Prize 1999 to Slobodan Bestic (Belgrade). January/ February 26 - February 5: For the second time, Theater an der Ruhr is a guest at the 18th International Theater Festival Fadjr in Tehran. The festival presents "Kaspar" by Peter Handke, "Bis die Jahrtausendwende uns scheidet" by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and "Schneewittchen" by the Brothers Grimm.

At home

On December 7, 1999, Handke's "Kaspar" is revived at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

2000

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January 26 - February 5: For the second time, Theater an der Ruhr is a guest at the 18th Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran. The festival will present "Kaspar" by Peter Handke, "Bis die Jahrtausendwende uns scheidet" by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán and "Schneewittchen" by the Brothers Grimm.

At home

Guest performance of the "Dramatic Theater in Grozny", Chechnya: Nicolay Gogol, "Die Heirat".

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Guest performance of the "Dramatic Theater in Grozny", Chechnya: Nicolay Gogol, "Die Heirat".

At home

Premiere of "Antigone" after Sophocles on April 12/13 at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

Within the framework of the 2nd International Theater Festival in Karshi, Uzbekistan, ensemble members of Theater an der Ruhr in cooperation with Theater Mulokot are conducting the 2nd seminar on the creation of a multinational Central Asian theater.

Abroad

Within the framework of the 2nd International Theater Festival in Karshi, Uzbekistan, ensemble members of Theater an der Ruhr in cooperation with Theater Mulokot are conducting the 2nd seminar on the creation of a multinational Central Asian theater.

At home

The first premiere of the new season takes place on September 3: Roberto Ciulli and Maria Neumann perform "Der kleine Prinz" by Antione de Saint-Exupéry. The production of Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Schweinestall" will have its premiere on September 13/14. It was directed by Friederike Felbeck, Roberto Ciulli's longtime directorial collaborator.

At home

As part of the festival "Mülheim - offene Stadt", theaters from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 15 - 24. For his artistic work and his humanistic commitment, Roberto Ciulli receives the great cultural award of the "Sparkassen-Stiftung zur Förderung rheinischen Kulturguts".

Abroad

As part of the festival "Mülheim - offene Stadt", theaters from Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 15 - 24. For his artistic work and his humanistic commitment, Roberto Ciulli receives the great cultural award of the "Sparkassen-Stiftung zur Förderung rheinischen Kulturguts".

At home

The production of William Shakespeare, "Der Kaufmann von Venedig" has its premiere on November 29 in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

2001

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In cooperation with the Evangelische Akademie Mülheim, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing the conference "Bündnis für Kultur? Wer soll die Kultur im Kulturstaat finanzieren?". On the occasion of the anniversary, the festival "10 Years Roma Theater Pralipe" with performances, discussions and the exhibition "Colors of Roma Children" takes place at the Theater an der Ruhr.

From January 22 - 27, Theater an der Ruhr will be a guest at the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran, Iran, for the third time. "Antigone" after Sophocles and "Der kleine Prinz" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be shown.

Abroad

On the occasion of the anniversary, the festival "10 years of Roma Theater Pralipe" with performances, discussions and the exhibition "Farben der Roma-Kinder" takes place at the Theater an der Ruhr. From 22 - 27 January, the Theater an der Ruhr will be a guest for the third time at the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran, Iran. "Antigone" after Sophocles and "Der kleine Prinz" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be shown.

At home

From February 12 - 17, Theater an der Ruhr will be guesting at the Teatro Santa Fe in Mexico City with "Der kleine Prinz" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and "Bis die Jahrtausendwende uns scheidet" by Manuel Vazquez Montalban.

Abroad

From February 12 - 17, Theater an der Ruhr will be guesting at the Teatro Santa Fe in Mexico City with "Der kleine Prinz" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and "Bis die Jahrtausendwende uns scheidet" by Manuel Vazquez Montalban.

At home

Roberto Ciulli and the Director of the Theater and Film Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture sign a declaration of intent in Baghdad for a mutual theater exchange between the Theater an der Ruhr and Iraqi theater groups.

Abroad

Roberto Ciulli and the Director of the Theater and Film Department of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture sign a declaration of intent in Baghdad for a mutual theater exchange between the Theater an der Ruhr and Iraqi theater groups.

At home

From April 10 to 26, the Theater an der Ruhr will be touring with Peter Handke's "Kaspar" in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Abroad

From April 10 - 26, the Theater an der Ruhr will be giving guest performances of Peter Handke's "Kaspar" in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

At home

On May 18, the premiere with orchestra of Bertolt Brecht, "Die Dreigroschenoper" will take place.

At home

From September 22 - 30, Theaterlandschaft Iran will feature four Iranian theaters and a Tazieh group at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

Abroad

From September 22 - 30, "Theaterlandschaft Iran" with four Iranian theaters and a Tazieh group will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

At home

Maria Neumann's Woyzeck adaptation "Der Mond ist wie ein blutig Eisen" premieres on October 12. The premiere of Carlo Goldoni's "Die Trilogie der schönen Ferienzeit" takes place on October 31 at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

The month of November is dedicated to the festival Twenty Years of Theater an der Ruhr. Theaters from Holland, Iraq, Italy, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan give guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr. On November 25, the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize 2001 is awarded to Narges Hashempour (Iran) and Anna Mele (Turkmenistan).

Abroad

The month of November is dedicated to the festival 20 years Theater an der Ruhr. Theaters from Holland, Iraq, Italy, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan give guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr. On November 25, the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize 2001 is awarded to Narges Hashempour (Iran) and Anna Mele (Turkmenistan).

At home

Friederike Felbeck's production of Wallace Shawn's "Marie und Bruce" premieres on December 15 at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

On December 6 and 7, the Mexican Perro Teatro will be at the Theater an der Ruhr with "Lorca sin Titulo" based on Federico Garcia Lorca's "Das Publikum und Komödie ohne Titel". The director is David Hevia, a longtime actor at Theater an der Ruhr.

Abroad

On December 6 and 7, the Mexican Perro Teatro will be at the Theater an der Ruhr with "Lorca sin Titulo" based on Federico Garcia Lorca's "The Audience and Comedy Without a Title". The director is David Hevia, a longtime actor at Theater an der Ruhr.

2002

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From January 21 - 26, "Unruhr", the 1st festival of youth theater groups at theaters in the Ruhr region, will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. It is created in cooperation with Theater Dortmund, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Westfälisches Landestheater Castrop-Rauxel, Schauspiel Essen, Theater Hausen and Ringlokschuppen e.V. Mülheim/Ruhr.

In cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Culture, Roberto Ciulli is working on a production of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Bernarda Albas Haus" in Tehran. The premiere is on January 27 as part of the Fadjr Festival. In Stockholm, Roberto Ciulli is honored with the Edita and Ira Hiroshima Foundation Award. The prize is for his commitment to international cultural work and intercultural understanding.

Abroad

In cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Culture, Roberto Ciulli is working on a production of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Bernarda Albas Haus" in Tehran. The premiere is on January 27 as part of the Fadjr Festival. In Stockholm, Roberto Ciulli is honored with the Edita and Ira Hiroshima Foundation Award. The prize is awarded for his commitment to international cultural work and intercultural understanding. March/April Roberto Ciulli and the Theater an der Ruhr receive the World Theater Day 2002 Award of the International Theater Institute iti e.V. From March 24 to April 5, the Theater an der Ruhr gives a guest performance of "Antigone", "Kaspar", "Der kleine Prinz" and "Die Dreigroschenoper" at the Al-Rashid Theater Baghdad (Iraq). "Bernarda Albas Haus" by Federico Garcia Lorca, the co-production of the Dramatic Arts Center, Tehran and the Theater an der Ruhr, will have its German premiere on April 28 at the Stadthalle Mülheim. Afterwards, the ensemble will give guest performances in Malmö, Stockholm, Cologne and Berlin.

At home

On February 22, Susanna Enk's production of Friedrich Schiller's "Die Räuber" will premiere at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. It is the first production at Theater an der Ruhr to work exclusively with guests.

At home

Roberto Ciulli and the Theater an der Ruhr receive the World Theater Day 2002 Award of the International Theater Institute ITI e.V.
From March 24 to April 5, the Theater an der Ruhr performs "Antigone", "Kaspar", "Der kleine Prinz" and "Die Dreigroschenoper" in the Al-Rashid - Theater Bagdad (Iraq).

On April 18, the premiere of "Simone Thoma spielt Ätna" by Christine Sohn will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

"Bernarda Albas Haus" by Federico Garcia Lorca, the co-production of the Dramatic Arts Center, Tehran and Theater an der Ruhr, will have its German premiere on April 28 at Stadthalle Mülheim. The ensemble will then give guest performances in Malmö, Stockholm, Cologne and Berlin.

At home

From May 15 to 17, the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr will be guests at the "TRANS//FUSION - Festival" in Stockholm with Peter Handke's "Kaspar".

Abroad

From May 15 to 17, the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr will be a guest at the Transfusion Festival in Stockholm with Peter Handke's "Kaspar".

At home

As part of the "Theaterlandschaft Seidenstraße", theaters from Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Tunisia will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from September 15-21, 2002. On September 27 and 28, the first premiere of the new season takes place at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark: "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare.

Abroad

As part of the "Theaterlandschaft Seidenstraße", theaters from Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Tunisia will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from September 15-21, 2002.

At home

From October 11 to 29, the Theater an der Ruhr ensemble will be a guest at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajato and Mexico City with "Antigone," "Der kleine Prinz" and "Die Dreigroschenoper."

Abroad

From October 11 to 29, the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr will be a guest at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajato and Mexico City with "Antigone, der kleine Prinz" and "Die Dreigroschenoper".

At home

On November 21, "trip - Choreographisches Theater" by Wara Cajias will have its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. It features a young ensemble of singers, dancers and actors.

At home

On December 27, Paolo Magelli's production of Maxim Gorky's "Sommergäste" will premiere with the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr at the Stadthalle in Mülheim.

2003

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On February 20, David Hevia's production of Frank Wedekind's "Frühlings Erwachen" will premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. It is the third production at Theater an der Ruhr to work exclusively with guests.

At home

On May 3, the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark will host the return performance of Woody Allen's "God."

At home

At the 22nd NRW- Theatertreffen in Aachen the production "Titus Andronicus" from the Theater an der Ruhr is awarded as best production.

At home

"Wie hast du geschlafen?" - a theater project by Roberto Ciulli and Hans Peter Clahsen with patients of ward 15 of the Forensic Psychiatry of the Rheinische Kliniken Langenfeld has its premiere on July 3 in the sports hall of the Rheinische Kliniken Langenfeld.

At home

On September 10, the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare in the production of David Hevia will take place in the Stadthalle Mülheim. It is the fourth production at the Theater an der Ruhr, which works exclusively with guests.

On October 16 and 17, the production "Die Wände (Les Paravents)" by Jean Genet will have its premiere at Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. As part of the "Theaterlandschaften Seidenstraße", theaters from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Iran will give guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 19-26, 2003. On October 26, the Theater an der Ruhr, together with the German Foreign Office, will host a matinee with Iraqi theater makers on the theme "Theater on Ruins?"

Abroad

As part of the "Theaterlandschaften Seidenstraße", theaters from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Iran will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 19 - 26, 2003. On October 26, the Theater an der Ruhr, together with the German Foreign Office, will host a matinee with Iraqi theater makers on the theme "Theater auf Trümmern?".

2004

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At home

In January 2004, the Theater an der Ruhr gave its fourth guest performance at the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran. The production "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare was shown.

Abroad

In January 2004, the Theater an der Ruhr gave its fourth guest performance at the Fadjr International Theater Festival in Tehran. The production "Titus Andronicus" by William Shakespeare was shown.

At home

On March 19, 2004, Paolo Magelli's production of Johann Nestroy's "Häuptling Abendwind" will have its premiere with the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

On September 24 and 25, the production of "Dantons Tod" by Georg Büchner will have its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

At home

Within the framework of the "Theaterlandschaften Seidenstraße", theaters from Tunisia, Iraq/Kurdistan Region, Iran, Italy and Oman will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 2 - 12, 2004.

Abroad

Within the context of the Theaterlandschaften Seidenstraße, theaters from Tunisia, Iraq/Kurdistan Region, Iran, Italy and Oman will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 2 - 12, 2004.

At home

On December 2, the world premiere of "Hier ist nicht Amerika" by Ralph Hammerthaler, staged by David Hevia, will take place at the FFT Düsseldorf. It is a co-production between the FFT and the Theater an der Ruhr. The play will premiere in Mülheim on February 22, 2005. It is the fifth production at Theater an der Ruhr to work exclusively with guests.

2005

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On March 04 and 05, the play "Es geht immer besser; Besser - Immer besser ..." A Dance Pleasure by Ödön von Horváth will premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark.

At home

As part of the "Theaterlandschaft Neues Europa", theaters from Poland, Latvia and Estonia will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from May 27 to June 4, 2005.

Abroad

As part of the "Theaterlandschaft Neues Europa", theaters from Poland, Latvia and Estonia will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from May 27 to June 4, 2005.

At home

From June 10 to 18, 2005, the second conference on the future of Iraqi theater will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr. For one week, young Iraqi theater makers will discuss opportunities and the development of theater in their country. Two performances will be shown as part of the conference.

Abroad

From June 10 to 18, 2005, the Theater an der Ruhr will host the second Conference on the future of Iraqi theater. For one week, young Iraqi theater makers will discuss opportunities and the development of theater in their country. Two performances will be shown as part of the conference.

At home

Roberto Ciulli's adaptation of the Horváth play "Es geht immer besser; Besser - Immer besser" receives the NRW Critics' Prize for the best production.

At home

On September 23 and 24, 2005, the play "Tragödie ohne Totel/Dona Rosita oder die Sprache der Blumen" by Federico García Lorca will premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in Raffelbergpark. It is a co-production with the RuhrTriennale

At home

On October 26, 2005, the Theater im Marienbad/Freiburg will present the staged adaptation of the novel "Jugend ohne Gott" by Ödon von Horváth at the Theater an der Ruhr.

As part of the Melez Festival, "Danton'un Ölümü" by Georg Büchner will premiere at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum on October 30, 2005. The co-production of the Istanbul Municipal Stages and the Theater an der Ruhr will be performed at the Theater an der Ruhr on November 01, 2005.

Abroad

As part of the Melez Festival, "Danton'un Ölümü" by Georg Büchner premiered at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum on October 30, 2005. The co-production of the Istanbul Municipal Stages and the Theater an der Ruhr will be performed at the Theater an der Ruhr on November 01, 2005.

At home

The ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr will travel to Istanbul from November 8 - 17, 2005 with five productions of the repertoire for a work show.

Abroad

The ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr will travel to Istanbul from November 8 - 17, 2005 with five productions of the repertoire for a work show.

2006

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At home

On February 16 and 17, Arthur Miller's "Die Stunde Amerikas" will have its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr in a production by Roberto Ciulli.

At home

7 "Weiße Nächte" , 10 plays, 1 theater festival and 7,000 spectators... For the third time, the theater festival "Weiße Nächte" went successfully over the green stage from August 11-13 and 17-20. Even the bad weather conditions could not keep theater enthusiasts from Mülheim and the surrounding area from making a pilgrimage to Raffelbergpark for the seven "Weiße Nächte". Like last year, the play "Der Dreigroschenoper" was the crowd puller: More than 2,000 spectators let themselves be enchanted by the acting ensemble acting with relish.

Abroad

On the occasion of the "Weißen Nächte", the group New Experience from Isfahan gives a guest performance of Asghar Khalili's production "Otrar Nameh" at the Theater an der Ruhr. August - November As part of the "Internationalen Theaterlandschaften" and the "Theaterlandschaft Neues Europa", theaters from Kazakhstan, Iraq, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Morocco, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia are guests in Mülheim an der Ruhr.

 

At home

Roberto Ciulli receives the award of the Kulturrat NRW for special merits in cultural policy.

At home

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Theater an der Ruhr invites theaters from Iran, Iraq, Central Asia, Tunisia, Turkey, Serbia, Morocco as well as Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia to Mülheim an der Ruhr.

At home

In recognition of the special services he has rendered to Mülheim an der Ruhr, the Mülheim civic society "Mausefalle" awards Roberto Ciulli the endowed honorary award "Jobs, der Kandidat" during a ceremony at the Theater an der Ruhr. Karin Neuhäuser receives the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Award.

Premiere of William Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 23 and 24 at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

From December 8 to 10, the first "ZauberTheaterfestival" will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr.

2007

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Abroad

Theater an der Ruhr is taking part in the 25th International Fadjr Festival in Tehran for the fifth time from January 10 to 18 with Büchner's "Danton's Tod" and Shakespeare's "King Lear". Founded in 1983, it has since become the largest theater festival in the Middle East.

At home

On February 2 and 3, Eugène Ionesco's "La Leçon - Die Unterrichtsstunde" will premiere, directed by Thomas Peter Goergen, Roberto Ciulii's associate director since 2004. On February 13 and 14, the first world premiere in the 25-year history of Theater an der Ruhr will take place: "Der Hausschrat" by Wilhelm Genazino.

At home

Premiere of "Der Hofmeister" by Jacob Michael Reinhold Lenz on May 10 and 11, 2007 at the Theater der Stadt Duisburg.

At home

From July 20 - 22 and 26 - 29, "Weiße Nächte" will take place for the fourth time in Raffelbergpark. For the first time there will be an open-air premiere with Brecht's production of "Der kaukasische Kreidekreis" by the Iranian group New Experience under the direction of Ashgar Khalili.

Abroad

During the "Weiße Nächte" Brecht's "Der kaukasische Kreidekreis" by the Iranian group New Experience under the direction of Ashgar Khalili will have its premiere at Raffelbergpark.

At home

Habib Koité und Bamada eröffnen am 13. September die neue Weltmusikreihe am Theater an der Ruhr und bilden den Auftakt für die vom 14. bis zum 16.9. stattfindende Theaterlandschaft Mali, in deren Rahmen Yaya Coulibaly und seine Marionettenspielergruppe "Sogolon" drei traditionelle malische Stücke zeigen.

Abroad

"Theaterlandschaft Mali": The figure theater Sogolon is a guest in Mülheim with three productions.

At home

On October 17 and 18, Ad de Bont's "Mutter Afrika" directed by Oliver Krietsch-Matzura, a joint production of the Theater an der Ruhr and the Forum Freies Theater (FFT) from Düsseldorf, will premiere in Mülheim.

At home

"Theaterlandschaft Iran" - Torture - Escape - Legends: From November 15 to 18, three outstanding Iranian productions are guests at the Theater an der Ruhr. The opening concert will be performed by Maryam Akhondi and her band Banu.

Abroad

As part of the "Theaterlandschaft Iran", the Mongo Theatre Group with "Dädalus und Ikarus", the Hossein Pakdel Group with "Torment Symphony" and the Cisti Theatre Group with "Leopard washes away his Polka Dots" will be guest performers at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

From December 7 to 9, 2007, the Second "ZauberTheaterfestival" will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr. Three comedies by Eduardo De Filippo will premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr from December 13 to 15: "Verrückt", "Diese Gespenster" and "Die Kunst der Komödie".

2008

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World premiere of Christine Sohn's play "Gold" on February 7 and 8 at Theater an der Ruhr. Theater an der Ruhr participates in the NRW-Theatertreffen in Bonn with William Shakespeare's "King Lear".

Abroad

The group Shoreshvan from Dohuk shows Federico Garcia Lorca's "Bluthochzeit" directed by Ferhade Feqi as part of the "Theaterlandschaft Irak / Region Kurdistan".

At home

August Strindberg's "Der Vater" directed by Thomas Peter Goergen, premieres April 4 and 5 at Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

The season opens on August 7 with the "Weiße Nächte" in Raffelbergpark. The prelude is the city anniversary project "Mülheim am Meer" for which numerous committed Mülheimers have embarked on a journey into their past.

Roberto Ciulli and the ensemble of the Theater an der Ruhr have jointly developed a play on the theme of remembering: "Wer hat meine Schuhe vergraben? Eine Stadt erinnert sich". In addition, Raffelbergpark and the theater will become a "labyrinth of memories." Installations, exhibitions, readings and films enable a novel journey of discovery into Mülheim's history(s).

From its repertoire, the Theater an der Ruhr presents six productions, including Wilhelm Genaziono's "Der Hausschrat", "Die Kunst der Komödie" by Eduardo De Filippo and, on the final evening, "Die Dreigroschenoper". After the Iranian "Kreidekreis" production last year, this year the Baghdadi Mohtarf Theater is presenting a play based on the same material: "Baghdadi Circle of Passion".

For the first time, the "Weißen Nächte" will also feature films by Mülheim filmmakers, including Rainer Komer's documentary "Wer bezahllte Hitler?", films by Werner Neekes and an overview of "Five Decades of City (Advertising) Films". The musical program will feature groups such as Sax Allemande with Bach's Goldberg Variations for saxophone, the Mülheim Plucked String Orchestra and the choir of St. Peter's Church in Mülheim.

Abroad

As part of the "Weiße Nächte" 2008 in Raffelbergpark, the Baghdad Mohtaraf Theater with Awatif Naeem's Baghdadi Circle of Passion, directed by Aziz Khayoun, is a guest in Mülheim.

At home

From September 3 to 5, six of the best productions of this year's Tehran Fadr Festival will be guests in Mülheim an der Ruhr. On September 18, Enda Walsh's "Chatroom," a joint production of the Theater an der Ruhr and the Düsseldorf FFT directed by Oliver Krietsch-Matzura, will premiere at Raffelberg.

Abroad

Six of the best productions of this year's Tehran International Fadjr Festival are visiting Mülheim as part of "Theaterlandschaft Iran"; plays between tradition and modernity will be shown.

At home

With "Te fällt auf die Welt", an art action by and with Anne Tismer and students from the Gustav Heinemann School in Mülheim will be premiered on October 14.

At home

On November 27 and 28, the German-language premiere of Tennessee's "Treppe nach oben" directed by Roberto Ciulli will have its premiere in Mülheim.

Abroad

From November 13 to 16, the "Theaterlandschaft Benin" presents two outstanding theater productions, Omon Mi and Sans Commentaire, and the traditional narrator Roger Atikpo.

The performance of the Julien Jacob Quartet is the prelude to the six-part concert series "Klanglandschaften Afrika" organized jointly with the NRW Kultursekretariat at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

From December 5-7, the third "ZauberTheaterfestival" will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr.
On December 14, Maria Neumann premieres Andersen's "Däumelinchen".

2009

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At home

Premiere of Robert Musil's "Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless" directed by Albrecht Hirche Premiere on January 15 and 16.

Abroad

Continuation of the concert series with the Sam Tshabalala Quartet.

At home

On February 27, "Sage mir Muse..." will be the prologue to the 2010 Capital of Culture project Odysee Europa. During this long night of the Odyssey, the theater maker, audience members and surprise guests will simultaneously read the 12,110 verses of the Odyssey in six theaters

Abroad

The Fantani Touré Quartet is a guest in Mülheim.

At home

On March 20 and 21, Ewald Palmetshofer's "Helden" directed by Thomaspeter Goergen will have its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr. On March 22, the Förderverein of the Theater an der Ruhr awards the Gordana Kosanovic Actor Prize to Herbert Fritsch. The laudatory speech is given by Rüdiger Schaper.

Abroad

Performance of the Lura Criola Sextet.

Abroad

Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba perform at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

From July 1 to 5, "Die Weißen Nächte" will again take place in Raffelbergpark. This year's guest is the Diyabarkir City Theater with the productions "Mala Dinan" and "Yasar ne heye, ne ji tuneye".

Abroad

The Dyabakir Municipal Theater is a guest at the "Weiße Nächte" with two productions.

At home

Season opening on October 1 and 2 with the premiere of the Fassbinder project (Nur eine Scheibe Brot / Der Müll, die Stadt und der Tod / Blut am Hals der Katze).

On October 14, "Ich und andere Lügen", a joint youth theater project of the Forum Freies Theater (FFT) from Düsseldorf and the Theater an der Ruhr, by Albrecht Hirche, Sven Schlötcke and the ensemble, will have its premiere.

Abroad

As part of the 10th "Theaterlandschaft Iran", six Iranian theater groups will be guests at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 13 to 18.

"Klanglandschaft Afrika" 2009/2010, a co-production of the NRW Kultursekretariat and WDR 3 with the Theater an der Ruhr, will open on October 31 with a concert by Malian singer Oumou Sangaré.

At home

From November 11 to 22, the Theater an der Ruhr will be in Tunisia and, at the invitation of the Goethe Institute there, will participate in the Carthage Theater Festival with "Kaspar" by Peter Handke and "Dantons Tod" by Georg Büchner, both directed by Roberto Ciulli.

Abroad

From December 3 to 6, "Theaterlandschaft Afrika" will feature groups from Burkina Faso, Benin and Mali.

On December 4, the Jolidon Lafia Trio plays at the Theater an der Ruhr.

2010

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At home

Premiere on February 27 of Péter Nádas' "Sirenengesang" as part of the project "Odysee Europa" in the framework of RUHR.2010.

Abroad

Concert by Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade as part of the "Klanglandschaft Afrika".

Abroad

Continuation of the concert series on March 18 and 19 with a special guest performance by the group Rajean Marie, performing the traditional Malagasy Hira Gasy.

Abroad

Cameroonian Coco Mbassi, dubbed the "Tracy Chapman of Africa" by the press because of her impressive soul voice, makes a guest appearance in Mülheim on April 29.

At home

"Ich und andere Lügen" is awarded the special prize of the jury at the children's and youth theater meeting "Westwind".

Abroad

To conclude the "Klanglandschaft Afrika", the acapella trio Insingizi from Zimbabwe and South Africa will give a guest performance at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

"Theater der Welt" as a guest in Mülheim and Essen.

At home

On September 15 and 16, "Liebskonzil" after Oskar Panizza and Heinrich Lautensack, directed by Thomaspeter Goergen, will have its premiere in Raffelbergpark.

At home

As part of the "Theaterlandschaften", two Turkish, two South African and one Mozambican group will be giving guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr from October 8 to 17.

Abroad

From October 8 to 17, 2010, two Theaterlandschaften will take place at once: The Tiyatro Oyunevi from Istanbul opens the Theater Landscape Turkey on October 8 with its production "Warten" and shows "Ein letztes Mal" on October 9, the Theater Oyun Deposu presents "Hässliches Menschlein" at the end on October 11.

On October 14, the Southern Africa theater landscape begins with the play "Ten Bush" by the market Theatre from Johannesburg, followed by "Egoli," a performance by the State Theatre from Pretoria on October 15. The finale on October 17 will be "Zwei Verlorene in einer schmutzigen Nacht" by Teatro Galagalzul from Mozambique.

The concert series will continue this season with the soundscape Africa 6 Orient in cooperation with the NRW Cultural Secretariat and WDR 3:

The successful prelude on October 16 will be Habib Dembélé and Fantani Touré from Mali with their musical theater "Die Nacht gehört Euch", based on a traditional Malian tale.

Abroad

Habib Koité, Afel Bocoum and Oliver Mtukudsi, three stars of the African guitar tradition, will give a collaborative concert in Mülheim on November 2.

At home

From December 10 to 12, the 4th ZauberTheaterfestival will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr. Participants are Thomas Fraps and Pit Hartling with "Metamagicum II", Markus Zink with "Schrott", Manuel Muerte and Silvana Busoni with their "Metaphysisches Kabinett", Wittus Witt with a lecture on "Der Poet der Zauberkunst - Hofzinser" as well as Helge Thun with "Der Schlawiner": In the context of this festival the "Johann-Nepomuk-Hofzinser-Gedächtnisring" was awarded to the magician Magic Christian on December 12. Premiere of the "Traumnovelle" by Arthur Schnitzler directed by Simone Thoma on December 16.

Abroad

Kanun player and composer Göksel Baktagir and oud player Yurdal Tokcan perform together at Theater an der Ruhr.

2011

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At home

In the series "Der Salon" Helmut Schäfer will talk with Prof. Dr. Micha Brumlik about Sigmund Freud - The Thinker of the 20th Century on January 30.

Abroad

Concert by the group Shbilya and musician Hend Zouari from Tunisia.

At home

The premiere of "Peter Pan & The lost Boys" based on the novel by James M. Barry and adapted by Anna Malunat and Sven Schlötcke will take place on February 7.

Abroad

The Aissawa Project from Morocco offers a mixture of concert, reading and ceremony on February 15.

Abroad

Justin Vali and the Ny Malagasy Orkestra perform at the Theater an der Ruhr to close the 2010/2011 "Klanglandschaften".

At home

On September 21 and 22, William Shakespeare's "Was ihr wollt" directed by Karin Neuhäuser will have its premiere at Raffelbergpark.

At home

On October 19 and 20, "Kaos" based on motifs and texts by Luigi Pirandello and directed by Roberto Ciulli will have its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr.

Abroad

On October 10, the Tuareg musician Bombino opens the "Klanglandschaft Afrika & Orient" 2011, which is organized in cooperation with the NRW Kultursekretariat and WDR 3. With "Bridge back home" by the "Al Fawanees Theatre Group" from Jordan, the "Theaterlandschaft Arabien" 2011/2012 opens on October 28.

This will be followed on October 29 by "Camp," a production by the Experimental Theatre Group from Damascus. At the end of the series, the Al Harah Theatre Company from Bethlehem will present its play "Confinement":

Performance by Trio Khoury & Guillaume Robert in Mülheim on october 31. The concert by the Turkish and French musicians will be broadcast live by WDR 3.

At home

On November 23 and 24, "Verbrechen" (Non si sa come - Man weiß nicht wie) by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Roberto Ciulli, will have its premiere in Mülheim.

Abroad

Concert of Malagasy voices of Feo Gasy, who will perform the traditional songs of the highlanders on November 13.

Abroad

The Turkish musician Birol Topaloglu, one of the most important representatives of Black Sea music, will perform in Mülheim on December 1, opening the Scene Istanbul series of events, which offers a thoroughly Turkish-language cultural program of theater and concert.

On December 18 and 19, the Theater an der Ruhr, supported by its sponsoring association, presents the Turkish Shadow Theater with the play "Karagöz."

2012

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Abroad

The Altidan Sonra Tiyatro shows "Fail-I Müsterek / Collective Perpetrators", a play that deals with the question of perpetration and complicity of a society that looks on and does nothing, and in the end wants to sweep what happened under the carpet. Performance by Burkinabe singer and drummer Koto Brawa on January 12.

Abroad

The well-known Turkish ensemble Kardes Türküler will perform together with Armenian-born musician Arto Tuncboyaciyan at the Mülheimer Stadthalle on February 28.

At home

On March 28, "Immer noch Sturm" by Peter Handke directed by Roberto Ciulli premieres at Raffelbergpark.

Abroad

The Algerian singer Houria Aichi is a guest at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

Guest performance tour of the Theater an der Ruhr to Kurdistan from April 4 to 16. Handke's "Kaspar," "Kaos" based on the motifs of Luigi Pirandello and Saint-Exupéry's "Der kleine Prinz " will be performed in Erbil and Dohuk.

Abroad

With a song evening and an a cappella musical, the group Abibigroma of the Ghanaian National Theater inspires the Mülheim audience.

At home

The production "Was ihr wollt" directed by Karin Neuhäuser is awarded 1st prize at the NRW-Theatertreffen. On June 30, for the first time in its history, the theater is a venue in the context of the "Extraschicht". Visitors walk in the footsteps of the theater's history, which began in 1909 as a sanatorium for children. "Theater ghosts" will guide guests every 20 minutes through the historic building and the landmarked park landscape with its ghostly video installations. Erwin Stache and Atonor create the absurd sound spectacle "Klangzinnober" in the illuminated park. Goethe's Faust takes us to the devilish Walpurgis Night. Ghost marches and the ambassadors of the Sphinx as well as dishes from 1000 and one nights round off the offer.

At home

From July 4 to 8, the "Weiße Nächte" will take place for the 9th time in Raffelbergpark.

At home

On September 19, "Woyzeck" by Georg Büchner, directed by Roberto Ciulli, will have its premiere in Mülheim.

Abroad

On October 9, the Soundscape Africa & Orient, a series of events in cooperation with the NRW Cultural Secretariat and WDR 3, opens with a concert by the Trio Al Jaramani.

On October 24, "El Teatro" from Tunisia will kick off the "Theaterlandschaft Neues Arabien" with "L'Isoloir." On October 25, Issam Bou Khaled from Lebanon will present "Maarch," the second part of his war trilogy. Three performances will take place on Oct. 27: "In spitting distance" - A lecture-performance by Taher Najib, Palestine, Banafsaj, third part of the war trilogy, by Issam Bou Khaled, Lebanon and "It happened" by Damascus Theatre Laboratory from Syria. 28.10. "Mémoire en retraite" - Meriam Bousselmi, National Theater Tunisia.

At home

Premiere of Schiller's "Kabale und Liebe", a co-production with the FFT Düsseldorf, directed by Jo Fabian on November 21.

Abroad

With "Sabra," a musical theater piece by Tunisian director and author Meriam Bousselmi, this year's "Theaterlandschaft" ends on November 8.

On November 7, Nasreddine Chebli & Tatabil perform at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

On December 12, Lessing's "Minna von Barnhelm" or "Das Soldatenglück" directed by Karin Neuhäuser will have its premiere at Raffelbergpark. The production is a co-production with the "Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg".

Abroad

The musicians Göksel Baktagir & Sumru Agiryüruyen make a guest appearance in Mülheim as part of "Szene Istanbul".

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Hamid Matabassem & Sepideh Raissadat from Iran, continued the "Klanglandschaft" with their concert on January 20.

The theater Kumbaraci 50 from Istanbul opens the theater play series "Szene Istanbul" on January 25 with "Based on a True Incident" and shows the following day with "Barzo and Preserve" the second of four productions in this series.

At home

"Scham" a project by Albrecht Hirche, Sven Schlötcke and the ensemble, premieres Feb. 26 at Raffelbergpark.

Abroad

On February 15 and 16, the Tim Winsé Trio & Étienne Minoungou from Burkina Faso will delight the Mülheim audience not only with their concert, but also with the music theater piece "Le roi de la danse," which focuses on the story of Muhammad Ali.

At home

Under the title "Blaue Nächte - Wiederentdeckungen", the Theater an der Ruhr will be showing four productions ("King Lear", "Der Hofmeister", "Dona Rosita oder die Frabe der Blumen" and "Es geht immer besser, besser - Immer besser ...") that have been part of the repertoire for years but have not been on the program for a long time. On March 17, the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr will award the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize to Kristof van Boven.

Abroad

Kumbaraci 50 will perform "Der Rythmus der Liebe" at the Theater an der Ruhr on March 3. On March 22, the Arto Tuncboyaciyan Trio will give a guest performance at the Stadthalle Mülheim.

Abroad

On April 11, Kumbaraci 50 will close the Istanbul scene for the time being with "Die niemals endende, heitere Geschichte der unglücklichen Geschwister".

At home

The Theater an der Ruhr takes part in the NRW-Theatertreffen in Bielefeld with "Immer noch Sturm" directed by Roberto Ciulli.

At home

From July 10 to 14, the tenth "Weiße Nächte" will take place in Raffelberg Park.

At home

On September 12 and 13, Georges Feydau's "Monsieur Chasse oder wie man Hasen jagt" directed by Roberto Ciulli premieres at the Theater an der Ruhr

At home

"Clowns 2 1/2," a comic-musical venture by Roberto Ciulli and Matthias Flake premieres Oct. 10 and 11 at Raffelbergpark.

Abroad

Together with our proven cooperation partners NRW-Kultursekretariat and WDR 3, Theater an der Ruhr continues the successful event series "Klanglandschaften" Africa & Orient. To kick off the series, the "Trio Hewar" will perform together with the "Morgenland Allstar Band" in the Stadthalle Mülheim.

At home

The theater gives a guest performance of Handke's "Kaspar" and Büchner's "Woyzeck" in Algeria at the "Festival International du Théâtre de Bejaia 2013" from November 1 to 6.

On November 20, Minister President Hannelore Kraft awards Roberto Ciulli the State Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The state government honors Roberto Ciulli with the highest prize the state has to award for his tireless, decades-long commitment to understanding between cultures and for his formative influence on the theater landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia and far beyond. Minister President Kraft: "North Rhine-Westphalia honors the artist, the cultural worker and cultural ambassador from the Ruhr region. Dr. Roberto Ciulli is a bridge builder between cultures. He stands for structural change in its most beautiful form and, with his creativity and creative power, has always stood up for minorities in our society."

Abroad

From November 1 to 6, the theater participates with "Kaspar" and "Woyzeck" at the Festival International du Théâtre de Bejaia 2013 in Algeria.

From November 22 to 24, 5 theaters from Algeria and Tunisia will give guest performances at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of the "Theaterlandschaft Neues Arabien".

Abroad

The "Theaterlandschaft Neues Arabien" continues from December 12 to 15 with 4 guest performances by Lebanese groups.

On December 17, the Algerian singer Karima Naygt continues the series "Klanglandschaft Afrika & Orient" with a concert at the Theater an der Ruhr.

2014

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Together with the NRW Cultural Secretariat, the Theater an der Ruhr is organizing the symposium "Sichtungen" - A Dialogue between Art and Theory on the Relationship between Imagery and Musicality in Aesthetic Space on January 10 and 11.

On January 31, the "Prinzenwochenende" begins, during which Roberto Ciulli's Turkish, Spanish and German productions of Saint-Exupéry's "Der kleine Prinz" will be shown on three consecutive days. the Bitiyatro, Istanbul will kick off with "Küçük Prens".

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The "Prinzenwochenende" begins on January 31, when Roberto Ciulli's Turkish, Spanish and German productions of Saint-Exupéry's "Der kleine Prinz" will be shown for three consecutive days. The prelude is the Bitiyatro, Istanbul with Küçük Prens.

At home

Continuation of the "Prinzenreihe" with "El principito" by the Teatro de La Abadía from Madrid on February 1. The German production of "Der kleine Prinz" will conclude the series on February 2.

Abroad

Continuation of the "Prinzenreihe" with "El principito" by Teatro de La Abadía from Madrid on February 1.

Guest performance by the Turkish music theater group Çınka as part of "Klanglandschaft Türkei" on February 22.

Abroad

The Altidan Sonra Tiyatro / Kumbaraci50 from Istanbul shows on March 15 "Öldün, duydun mu? Du bist tot, kapiert?" in the series "Szene Istanbul".

Pélagie Alima, François Alima & Aimé Mama from Cameroon give a concert at Theater an der Ruhr on March 25. One day later, the independent "Theaterlabor OTHNI", which is one of the important theater centers in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé, will show scenes from Schiller's "Die Räuber" | "Nangaboko! - Brigands!", rewritten and sharpened to fit current circumstances.

At home

Jo Fabian's production of Friedrich Schiller's classic "Wilhelm Tell" premieres on April 29.

At home

Due to Shakespeare's 450th birthday, which, although not clearly defined, is dated April 26, and the guest performance exchange with the bremer shakespeare company that began this season, three Shakespeare performances will be put on the schedule in May.

On June 6, the Ruhrorter project, which is affiliated with the Theater an der Ruhr, will present its production "Zwei Himmel" with refugees in the former asylum seekers' home at Ruhrorter Straße 110.

At home

From July 9 to 13, popular performances of the repertoire will be shown at the "Weiße Nächte" in Raffelberg Park.

At home

"Economania", the co-production between the Istanbul ensemble Kumbaraci50 and the Theater an der Ruhr, funded by the "Kunststiftung NRW", will premiere in Istanbul on September 18. Roberto Ciulli directed the play written by Yigit Sertdemir. From October 14, the performance will also be shown in Mülheim.

The premiere of Eugene O'Neill's strongly autobiographical play "Eines langen Tages Reise in die Nacht" is on September 23. The director is Roberto Ciulli.

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Roberto Ciulli's production of Shakespeare's "Das Wintermärchen" premieres Dec. 11.

2015

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On March 19, "Auf der großen Straße" by Anton Chekhov in a production by Jo Fabian will celebrate its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

From April 25 to 30, theater ensembles from Greece, Spain, Italy show their performances as part of the "Theaterlandschaft Südeuropa". For the first time, the Sicilian Emma Dante will make a guest appearance at Raffelberg. The supporting program of the opening weekend includes top-class discussions on the current topics of the plays, among others with Navid Kermani, the Zeit editor Wolfgang Bauer and Gerhart Baum.

Abroad

From April 18 to 30, in 2015, the "Theaterlandschaft Südeuropa" will take place with theater groups from Italy, Spain and Greece. These performances will be accompanied by lectures, film screenings and discussions. On April 25, journalist Wolfgang Bauer will read from his book "Über das Meer - Mit Syrern auf der Flucht nach Europa", Navid Kermani will give a lecture on the situation of refugees in Lampedusa, and Miriam Fassbender will show her documentary film "Fremd" about two men who try to reach Europe from Mali in the hope of a better life.

The event kicks off on April 18 with a concert by the "Canzoniere Grecanico Salentiono" from Italy, organized by the NRW Cultural Secretariat, WDR 3 and the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

Roberto Ciulli directs Bernard-Marie Koltè's "Rückkehr in die Wüste" as a co-production between the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and the Theater an der Ruhr. The premiere is on June 6. On June 12, the last part of the Ruhrorter trilogy, a theater and art project with refugees, will celebrate its premiere in Mülheim's former women's prison.

At home

On 18 and 19 September, the Theater an der Ruhr opens its new season with the production "Rückkehr in die Wüste" by Bernard-Marie Koltés, a vernissage, reading & discussion with the Islamic scholars Prof. Martin Tamcke and Stefan Weidner.

At home

On 24 October, Klaus Staeck (poster artist, Akademie der Künste Berlin), Peter M. Hoffmann (illustrator, Leipzig) and Rudi Hurzlmeier (illustrator, Munich) will discuss with Helmut Schäfer about "Was darf Sartire? - Limits of Criticism".

At home

Jo Fabian's production of "Das kaate Herz" based on the fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff will celebrate its premiere on 18 November. Navid Kermani reads from his new book "Ungläubiges Staunen" about Christianity with the ensemble on 15 November.
On 11 November, the Theater an der Ruhr invites artists who have had to flee their homeland to the opening event of Café Aleppo.

At home

Talk with Franz Müntefering and Helmut Schäfer on demographic development and solidarity in society. 18 December, following Clowns 2 ½.

2016

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On 12 February, Roberto Ciulli's production of "Die Wupper" by Else Lasker-Schüler will celebrate its premiere at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. It is a co-production between the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and the Theater an der Ruhr.

At home

Simone Thoma presents her second directorial work at the Theater an der Ruhr on 18 March. She is staging Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie". On 26 March, the theatre gives a guest performance of "Clowns 2 ½" at the Théâtre National Tunisien in Tunis.

At home

From 10 to 24 April, the Theatre Landscape Mediterranean will take place at the theatre. The participating artists come from Syria, Iraq, Italy, Spain and Lebanon.

At home

RUHRORTER - A theatre and art project with refugees under the direction of Adem Köstereli will premiere "From Yesterday and Tomorrow" on 3 June.

At home

From 8 to 10 July, the White Nights will take place in Raffelberg Park.

At home

On 15 September, the theatre opens the season with Georg Büchner's "Leonce and Lena" directed by Philipp Preuss.

At home

On 6 October is the premiere of Slawomir Mrozek's "Polizei", directed by Jo Fabian.
On 8 and 9 October there will be a symposium of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Hamburg on the theatre of J.M.R. Lenz, in the context of which Roberto Ciulli's "Hofmeister" production will be shown.

At home

The premiere of Jo Fabian's directorial work "The Physiker" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt will take place on 30 November.

At home

At the suggestion of Peter Kümmel (DIE ZEIT), the Friends of the Theater an der Ruhr award the Gordana Kosanovic Acting Prize to the Burg actor Michael Maertens, which is awarded every three years.

2017

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On 19 January Roberto Ciulli and Maria Neumann celebrate the premiere of their production of Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt".

At home

On 2 March is the premiere of "Clowns im Sturm" - A Comic-Musical Dream Voyage to a Foreign Land by Roberto Ciulli and Matthias Flake at the Theater an der Ruhr.
The ensemble will give a guest performance of "Clowns im Sturm" at the Théâtre National Tunisien in Tunis on 26 March.

Abroad

The ensemble of Theater an der Ruhr is traveling to Tunis from March 24 - 29, 2017 with the production "Clowns im Sturm".

At home

The Theater Landschaften will take place from 23-28 April 2017. Theatre groups from Italy, Tunisia and Iraq are invited. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Italian duo Fratelli Mancuso.

Abroad

The "Theaterlandschaft Mittelmeer" will take place from April 21-29. Theater groups from Italy, Tunisia and Iraq are invited. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Italian duo Fratelli Mancuso.

At home

From 23-28 July 2017, the season ends with the Weiße Nächte.

At home

The season opens with the premiere of "Tod" by Woody Allen. Directed by Roberto Ciulli.

CLOWNS AROUND THE CLOCK. Roberto Ciulli, Helmut Schäfer and Sven Schlötcke show film clips and talk about comedy.

At home

Jackpot - With the theatre tour, the Ruhrbühnen invite you to experience the theatre landscape of the Ruhr across cities. Among others, the Theater an der Ruhr can be visited.

New series of talks in praise of the provinces: Helmut Schäfer talks to personalities from the Ruhr about the relationship between the metropolis and the provinces. First guest Gerburg Jahnke.

The concert by "Bau & Kapa" to open the season of the Soundscapes series brings key artists from the famous music scene of Midelo, the capital of Cape Verde, to the stage of the Theater an der Ruhr.

 

At home

Guest performance of Talimhane Tiyatrosu "The Bastard of Istanbul".

On 18 November, the premiere of Philipp Preuss' production of "King Ubu # Am Königsweg" after Alfred Jarry and Elfriede Jelinek will take place.

Klanglandschaft Mali. A concert by Habib Koité.

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Klanglandschaft France. A concert by A Filetta - Ensemble Polyphonique.

The production "Ya Kebir" by the Collective Ma'louba celebrates its premiere. The play will be performed in Arabic with German surtitles. Since the beginning of 2017, the director Rafat Alzakout, the actress and director Amal Omran and the author Mudar Alhaggi have been in residence at the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim as the Arab artists and theatre collective "Collective Ma'louba".

2018

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In Praise of the Province. Helmut Schäfer in conversation with the cabaret artist and writer Frank Goosen.

Guest performance by the Staatstheater Mainz with "Ramstein Airbase - Games of Drones" . A project by Jan-Christoph Gockel.

Klanglandschaft Turkey. A concert by Mehmet Akbas & Band

On 26 January, the production "Quartett" after Heiner Müller will celebrate its premiere. Directed by Roberto Ciulli.

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As part of the Szene Istanbul series, the guest performance "Innocence" by Pürtelas will take place in co-production with Kadir Has Universitesi.

Premiere of "The Marquise of O..." after Heinrich von Kleist. Directed by Esther Hattenbach.

Guest performance of the Staatstheater Kassel with the production "Heisenberg".

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Klanglandschaft Turkey-Greece. A concert by Aegean Portraits.

Guest performance "Are we donkeys or pedants" by the bremer shakepears company.

Abroad

The theater gives a guest performance of "Peer Gynt" at the Théàtre National in Tunis.

At home

Klanglandschaft Lebanon. The concert "May He Rise And Smell The Fragrance" by Ali Chahrour.

The guest performance of Tiyatroadam "Ivan Ivanovic" is shown as part of the Istanbul scene.

Guest performance "Das unmöglich mögliche Haus" by Theater an der Parkaue.

The Theaterlandschaft  Mediterranean will take place from 26-30 April.

Abroad

The Theater an der Ruhr is invited to the "Mitem Festival" in Budapest. They show there in a double performance the productions "Clowns 2 ½" and "Clowns in the Storm".

Theaterlandschaft Mittelmeer will take place from April 26-30. The Theater an der Ruhr is once again offering artists from the southern Mediterranean a forum to take a stand with their own artistic projects and visions - on the social and political constitution of their society: Fadhel Jaibi will take a look at the desires, goals, utopias in post-revolutionary Tunisia with the world premiere of his project "Rêve(s)." The Lebanese Issam Bou Khaled tells in "Carnivorous" about a very special, Lebanese paranoia. In the exile Syrian production "X-Adra" seven former prisoners tell of the horrors of the Assad regime's dungeons, and the Iraqi production "Herbst" is about the incessant dying in the country. Finally, with "Ya Kebir," the exile Syrian collective Ma'louba, founded at the Theater an der Ruhr last year, presents its most recent work.

At home

Premiere of "Orpheus Speaks" by the Ruhrorter Group under the direction of Adem Köstereli, performance venue is in Mülheim city centre.

At home

From 13-15 July, Weiße Nächste will close the 17/18 season with productions of "Die Kunst der Komödie", "Verrückt" and "Kaspar". Musical accompaniment will be provided by Matthias Flake & guests, Lasse Matthiessen and "Erdmöbel".

Abroad

The production "Clowns 2 ½" is played in Naples.

At home

The theatre opens the new season with Roberto Ciulli's premiere of Shakespeare's "Othello".

At home

The Theater an der Ruhr gives a guest performance in London with the production PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen. At the Arcola Theatre Maria Neumann and Roberto Ciulli perform 4 performances en suite.

On 31 October, Albrecht Hirche's production of DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME by Dürrenmatt celebrates its premiere. The Spielmannszug from Mülheim and the choir of the Petri Church are involved.

Abroad

The Theater an der Ruhr gives a guest performance in London with the production "Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen. At the Arcola Theater Maria Neumann and Roberto Ciulli perform 4 shows en block.

The "Klanglandschaften" enter their twelfth year. With our partners the NRW Kultursekretariat and WDR3, the Theater an der Ruhr gains the Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster as a new partner. In terms of content, the focus this year is clearly on Armenian and Kurdish music. We will open the concert series on October 16 with the great Naghash Ensemble. The popular Duisburg musician Cemîl Qoçgirî & AVÎAN Quartet (Jan 5, 2019) and Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin (March 16) will shed light on the complex musical traditions of the greater region between the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Mediterranean Sea. As highlights we have placed two concerts in between, which could not be more different: The grandiose Guinean griot Ba Cissoko comes to the soundscapes on Nov. 26 with a special trio formation, and the wonderful Lavinia Mancusi puts Campanian musical traditions from the area around Naples at the center of her concert on Feb. 21.

 

At home

The City of Mülheim honours Adem Köstereli for his project Ruhrorter with the City of Mülheim Award. The award ceremony takes place at the Sparkasse Mülheim. Theatre pedagogue Bernhard Deutsch will give the laudatory speech.

On 7 December, the guest performance NSU: AUCH DEUTSCHE UNTER DEN OPFERN will take place in Turkish with German surtitles. It is a project of the Tarabya Cultural Academy, the Goethe-Institut Istanbul and Kumbaraci50, who have already performed several times at the theatre as part of the Istanbul scene.

 

Abroad

The theater is invited to the festival in Tunis. On 9.12. they play there "Clowns unter Tage".

2019

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The concert by Cemîl Qoçgirî & AVÎAN Quartet takes place as part of the soundscapes.

The Italian performance group Anagoor will give a guest performance in Mülheim with their production ORESTEA.

Abroad

The Italian performer and artist group Anagoor presents its four-hour production "Orestea". In Italian with German surtitles. The performance will be followed by a shared snack and conversation with Roberto Ciulli and Simone Derai. (A co-production of Centrale Fies, Teatro Metastasio di Prato, TPE - Teatro Piemonte Europa, Teatro Stabile del Veneto with the participation of Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr/Germany, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia).

At home

The Theater an der Ruhr travels to Pullach and plays IMMER NOCH STRUM there. There are also further guest performances of DAS KALTE HERZ in Göppingen and Gütersloh, DIE MARQUISE VON O. in Leverkusen and PEER GYNT in Luxembourg.

DEAR SHAMELESS DEATH will be performed as part of Szene Istanbul.

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On 8 March: Premiere of GESPENSTER by Hendrik Ibsen. Directed by Simone Thoma.

There will be another concert as part of the soundscapes. Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin bring songs from their homeland.

DER GOLDENE DRACHE, based on the text by Roland Schimmelpfennig, will be performed in Mülheim. The Turkish guest performance is part of the Szene Istanbul series. 

At home

THE COLD HEART makes a guest appearance in Aschaffenburg.

The production EIN ALPTRAUM FÜR ZWEI (An Alpine Dream for Two), based on Shakespeare's Macbeth, will be performed as part of Szene Istanbul.

At home

Director Philipp Preuss becomes a member of the artistic management team.

On September 19, Theater an der Ruhr opens the new season with the premiere of Enzensberger's "The Sinking of the Titanic." Philipp Preuss is the director.

The theater launches a new series ZEIT FÜR ZUKUNFT. The audience and experts deal with questions of our time, accompanied by live music. Part 1: FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE feat. BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE.

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At home

BKO from Mali plays a concert at the Theater an der Ruhr. There will also be another concert by Turkish musician Çiğdem Aslan. Both concerts are part of the series Klanglandschaften.

In October, Theater an der Ruhr gives guest performances of the production GESPENSTER at the Staatstheater Mainz, as well as OTHLLO in Landsberg, with KÖNIG UBU/AM KÖNIGSWEG in Idar-Oberstein.

Abroad

The series "Klanglandschaften" opens with a concert by BKO, a quintet from Mali.

At home

The director, actor and theater manager Roberto Ciulli receives the German Theater Award "Der Faust 2019" for his life's work. 

A performance of KUNST DER KOMÖDIE is staged in Aschaffenburg and Lahr. In addition, CLOWNS UNTER TAGE will be performed in Siegen.

The collective Ma'louba celebrates the premiere of their new production REINE FORMSACHE.

As part of the Istanbul scene, the play "DIE ZOFEN" is performed at the Theater an der Ruhr.

Part 2 of the series ZEIT FÜR ZUKUNFT takes place. The climate researcher Wilhelm Kuttler meets Brenda.

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Abroad

The production "Die Zofen" directed by Hakan Emre Ünal makes a guest appearance at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of the Istanbul scene.

At home

The concert of the Kurdish folk musician Mem Ararat & Friends on December 12 has to be cancelled at short notice. Two Kurdish musicians involved were denied visas. As a substitute, the prominent Kurdish singer-songwriter Mehmet Atlı will play with his band.

The premiere of Roberto Ciulli's new production BOAT MEMORY will take place.

THE HORSE EYE will be performed as part of the Istanbul scene. The performance will be in Turkish with German surtitles.

 

Abroad

Due to not granted visas for 2 musicians the concert of Mem Ararat & Friends has to be cancelled. A substitute concert of the musician Mehmet Atlı will take place at short notice.

The production "The Horse Eye" performs at the Theater an der Ruhr (scene Istanbul).

2020

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The concert of the Kurdish musicians Hunermend Divolan Quintet will take place at the Theater an der Ruhr.

The Theater an der Ruhr gives guest performances with the following productions: THE MARQUISE OF O. in Lüdenscheid, PEER GYNT in Immenstadt, OTHELLO and THE LITTLE PRINCE in Baden.

The Theater an der Ruhr, directed by the Italian group of performers and artists Anagoor, will present a German-language version of SOKRATES DER ÜBERLEBENDE/ WIE DIE BLÄTTER, developed in Mülheim.

As part of Szene Istanbul, IT FELT EMPTY WHEN THE HEART WENT AT FIRST BUT IT IS ALRIGHT NOW will be performed. The play was adapted by Turkish-British director Mehmet Ergen.

Abroad

A Kurdish concert by the Hunermend Dilovan Quintet will be performed as part of "Klanglandschaften".

The production "It felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now" by director Mehmet Ergen will be shown at Theater an der Ruhr as part of Scene Istanbul.

At home

The 3rd part of the series Zeit für Zukunft" takes place. A discourse on climate sociology with the guests Susanne Dröge and Anita Engels and music by Interzone Perceptible.

The play Tenê Ez, an adaptation of the Charlie Chaplin film "The Great Dictator" will be performed (Scene Istanbul).

PEER GYNT gives a guest performance in Lünen.

The premiere of Philipp Preuss's UNTERWERFUNG/GEGEN DEN STRICH is performed.

 

Abroad

The Kurdish play "Tenê Ez" is performed in Mülheim (Scene Istanbul).

At home

In the fourth part of the series "Zeit für Zukunft", the focus is on climate change and the globalized economy. Stephan Lessenich as interlocutor meets sounds of Folkwang students of the ICEM (Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media).

In Mülheim an der Ruhr, extensive measures are in place to contain the spread of the Corona virus: For this reason, the Theater an der Ruhr is also suspending its performance schedule as of March 13.

Abroad

Due to the Corona crisis, the concert of Bassekou Kouyaté and his group Ngoni Ba will be cancelled on March 15.

At home

Premiere of the production "antigone. ein requiem" by Thomas Köck directed by Simone Thoma

Opening of vier.zentrale as an art and project space in the center of Mülheim an der Ruhr in cooperation with the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and the Mülheimer Theatertage "Stücke".

Premiere of a conspiratorial audiowalk "Die schmutzigen Hände" directed by Tobias Stöttner

Premiere of "Voyage" by Philipp Preuss with Felix Römer

Premiere of the classroom play "Titus" at the Willy Brandt School

The stream of "1984" celebrates its premiere

"Boat Memory/ Das Zeugnis (UA)" by Roberto Ciulli at the Raffelberg Racecourse

Premiere "Judas" directed by Markus S. Schlappig

At home

"antigone. ein requiem" gives a guest performance in Münster

As part of the Istanbul scene guest "Madonna's Last Dream".

At home

The Collective Ma'louba celebrates premiere with the production "Overdose - The Unfinished Show of Pain and Joy" at the Ringlokschuppen

2021

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Theater an der Ruhr receives the "Theaterpreis des Bundes 2021" 

At home

Under the title "Retour Natur", the "Weiße Nächte" will take place again for the first time since the Corona pandemic. "Onkel Wanja. Into the trees" by Philipp Preuss celebrates its premiere. Concerts, audio walks and various conversation formats form the framework of the "Weiße Nächte".

At home

Premiere of Roberto Ciulli's production "Violetter Schnee (UA)" by Vladimir Sorokin

SADAQA makes a guest appearance at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of "Klanglandschaften"

Premiere of the production "Geister" of the group RUHRORTER will be performed in the Friedrichs-Wilhelm-Hütte

Premiere of "Nathan. Death (UA)" directed by Philipp Preuss

At home

The discussion forum "How do you want to live?" by Markus S. Schlappig and Roberto Ciulli takes place for the first time.

The Ensemble Olvinn is a guest in the framework of the Klanglandschaft

Premiere of Phillip Preuss' production "Europa oder die Träume des Dritten Reichs (UA)" after Lars von Trier and Charlotte Beradt

At home

Premiere of the production "Momo" after Michael Ende by subbotnik and Maria Neumann

Premiere of Tobias Stöttner's online live series "Rum Diary"

"Boat Memory/ Das Zeugnis (UA)" makes a guest appearance in Mainz

Premiere of "Lyriks... von Unendlichkeit umarmt (UA)" by subbotnik in cooperation with the ensemble of Theater an der Ruhr

At home

The Collective Ma'louba gives a guest performance in Munich with the two productions "The Return of Danton (UA)" and "Reine Formsache"

Café Wake Cup takes place for the first time in the Theater an der Ruhr

Abroad

The Collective Ma'louba gives a guest performance in Novi Sad with the production "The Return of Danton (UA)"

2022

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At home

"Protect Me From Punches" by Ceren Ercan will be performed as part of "Szene Istanbul"

At home

Premiere of the Italian collective Anagoor with its second production "Germania. Römischer Komplex (UA)"

Premiere of the production "_darkened by barbara" by Sarah Moeschler at the Camera Obscura

At home

Premiere "Vom Licht (UA)" by the Italian collective Anagoor based on the novel by Anselm Neft

"Lyriks... von Unendlichkeit umarmt (UA)" makes a guest appearance in Cologne

The production "Zabel" makes a guest appearance as part of the "Szene Istanbul"

At home

Opening of the exhibition "Man muss sich an Morgen erinnern - 40 Jahre Theater an der Ruhr" at the Theater Museum of the state capital Düsseldorf

"Der Untergang der Titanic" in Wolfsburg

At home

"Muamma" makes a guest appearance at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of Szene Istanbul.

Abroad

The Theater an der Ruhr is performing “Unterwerfung/Gegen den Strich” in Wolfsburg, “Europa oder die Träume des Dritten Reichs” in Pullach, “Peer Gynt” in Landsberg and “Othello” in Verden.

As part of the exhibition “One must remember tomorrow - 40 years of Theater an der Ruhr”, the first date of a series of talks will take place at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. Navid Kermani and Roberto Ciulli will talk about theater and religion.

At home

The play "Lîstik" is a guest performance at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of Szene Istanbul.

Abroad

The series of talks at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus continues with the topics “There and back - Europpa and Turkey” and “Cultural policy and crisis”. Can Dündar and Claudia Roth will be among those in conversation with Roberto Ciulli.

At home

Another edition of the “White Nights - Retour Natur” takes place in Raffelbergpark. “The Lady from the Sea” by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Philipp Preuss, premieres on the lake in Raffelbergpark. In addition, “Anatomy of a Word / The Ride across Lake Constance”, directed by Simone Thoma, celebrates its premiere. The supporting program includes discourses, audio walks, concerts and performances.

At home

“Who is us?” an interactive live voting on Zoom celebrates its digital premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr.

Abroad

“Germania. Römischer Komplex (UA)” makes a guest appearance at Theater Landsberg.

At home

10 years of art projects with refugees “RUHRORTER SPEZIAL” on the digital stage.

Abroad

“The Physicists” makes a guest appearance at the Stadttheater Aschaffenburg and “Europe or the Dreams of the Third Reich” at the Stadttheater Landsberg.

At home

“Up there” staged by Collective Ma'Louba premieres at the Theater an der Ruhr. In addition, the virtual reality experience “Castle Heldenplatz 3D oder die große Gereiztheit” by KGI celebrates its premiere in the foyer.

Mülheim premiere of Thomas Bernhard's “Das Kalkwerk” in a production by Philipp Preuss.

2023

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At home

“Der Untergang des Egoisten Johann Fatzer” has its premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr after already being part of the evening “Fatzer - Ein Mensch wie Ihr” at the Stadthalle Mülheim. 

“Unter dem Schloss // Şatonun Altında” is a guest performance at the Theater an der Ruhr as part of Szene Istanbul. It is a guest performance by the Fiziksel Tiyatro Araştırmaları.