New CommunitiesA joint project with the MA programme Play and Object at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, February–December 2021.
In the project "New Communities" we are jointly exploring spaces of possibility for digitally supported dramaturgies as well as new delocal and interactive forms of collaboration. The core of the project is the processual and playful development of best practices for community building that address the concrete needs of production houses. We especially focus on fostering networking between staff, artists and the audience. In this way, we want to foster the opening-up of artistic processes and make them more visible.
In the first six months of the project, the Schaubude team tested a variety of digital tools and integrated some of them into existing work structures. In the next step, we invite groups of artists to try out these tools performatively in "StageJams."
StageJam #1 with systemrhizoma, Anna Kpok, Fabian Raith and Matias Brunacci took place from 13 to 17 September; StageJam #2 with student artists takes place during our festival Theater der Dinge, and StageJam #3 follows 29 Nov-4 Dec.
At the end of the project, it is planned to produce instructions and tutorials.
Insights into the first explorative phase of the project:
"New Communities" is funded as part of the programme "Digital Development in the Cultural Sector" of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.