FRATZ International

Presented by Theater o.N.

in co-production with Deutsche Oper Berlin (German Opera Berlin)

Since 2013, Theater o.N. in Berlin has organized FRATZ International, a festival, symposium and children's daycare-encounter program for the very youngest spectators. The focus is on the performing arts, with a special emphasis on exploring and presenting experimental and hybrid forms that lie somewhere between theatre, dance, music and visual arts.

For the first time in 2017 within the framework of the festival, a selection of works for the very young from Berlin's performing arts scene will be presented in the Berlin Showcase, along with 6 trans-regional and international productions.

The perfomances will be presented at Theater o.N., Tischlerei – the experimental stage of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Schaubude Berlin and more venues in Lichtenberg, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Neukölln and Wedding.

Trans-regional and international productions

Benoît Sicat (France) Icilà | HereThere | 6 months+

Dalija Acin Thelander (Sweden/Serbia) Sensescapes | 6 months to 18months

Staatstheater Mainz with Ensemble LebiDerya (Germany) t(w)o-each-other | 3+

Theater De Spiegel (Belgium) CABAN | 3 months to 3 years

KiNiNso Koncepts (Nigeria) Sandscape | 3+

AGORA Theater (Belgium) The Story of One Long Day | 3+


Direction: Dagmar Domrös, Doreen Markert, Vera Strobel

Production Management: Susanne Ogan

Co-production Management, Administration: Olga Ramirez Oferil

Design, Direction Venues: Martina Schulle

Technical Direction: Albrecht Leu

Technical Team: Carsten Braumann (Eastend), Markus Bünjer (Theater o.N.), Arne Glaß (Podewil), Steffen Hoppe (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Tobias Knebel

FRATZ Encounters, Theatre Education: Kathleen Rappolt, Friederike Dunger, Julia Gotzmann

Advisor Concept Symposium: Dorothea Hartmann

Artistic Advisor: Ania Michaelis

Contact Visiting Professionals: Marit Buchmeier

Contact Daycare Groups: Frederike Maas

Production Assistant: Hannes Raphael

Press: Nora Gores

Photography: David Beecroft

Translation to English: Lydia Baldwin

Website developer: Sylke Stübner, Anja Tiedjens

Layout: Sabine Klop eisch

FRATZ Angels: Henrike Bruns, Penelope Günther, Christopher Leo, Daria Malygina, Nina Röwer, Max Schulz

Presented by Theater o.N. in co-production with Deutsche Oper Berlin (German Opera Berlin)

FRATZ International is funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung. | »Berlin Showcase – Performing arts for the very young« is funded by the Senate of Culture Berlin »Spartenoffene Förderung Berlin 2017«

With support of: Institut français and the french ministry of culture and communciation/DGCA | Délégation de la Communauté germanophone, de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de la Wallonie à Berlin | In co-operation with the swedish embassy of Berlin

Media partner: taz. Die Tageszeitung,

In co-operation with: SCHAUBUDE BERLIN | Kinder- und Jugendtheaterzentrum in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (KJTZ) | ASSITEJ Germany | Happy New Ears Kongress | Kulturprojekte Berlin