Nationwide Forums for Art, Freedom and Democracy

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The Fonds Darstellende Künste realizes nationwide forums at nine stations – with art, actions and debates. From Berlin, the journey leads to Leipzig and further on to Düsseldorf, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Potsdam, Erfurt and Weimar on to Dresden. The mobile theater truck stops everywhere and becomes a platform, discourse space, movie theater and venue. In the process, it combines theater, festivals and independent performing arts production houses in these and numerous other cities in and outside of Germany. Panels, impulses, workshops, international performances and assorted meetings are an invitation to debate about art, freedom and democracy to explore current challenges, live with contradictions and confront oneself in a polyphonic exchange with the most urgent current task: the art of staying many. Everyone for themselves – and all together in heterogeneity, pluralism and acceptancy of our diverse society.

Please note: The majority of the program will be in German. Please visit for further information.



Day tickets for both days of the event can be booked via the ticket shop of Sophiensæle. The day ticket is valid for Sophiensæle and Chamäleon Berlin. The allocation to the individual workshops takes place on site. The day ticket entitles you to reduced entry to the guest performances “Showdown” (Chamäleon Theater), “The Last Supper” (Sophiensæle) and “Bitter Fields” (Sophiensæle). When you register for the day program, a discount code will be generated for tickets to the evening performances.

Free day tickets:

Tickets to the evening program:
“Showdown” (Chamäleon Theater):
“The Last Supper” (Sophiensæle) and “Bitter Fields” (Sophiensæle):

Accessibility information Chamäleon Theater:
Accessibility information Sophiensӕle:


Overall curation: Felizitas Stilleke
Co-curation: Franziska Werner
Dramaturgy: Fabian Lettow
Assistance overall curation: Kate Fenderl
Scenography: Philine Rinnert
Assistance scenography: Lotte Dohmen
Technical direction, lighting design: Anahí Pérez
Technical assistance: Rio Theis
Communication: Sarah Rosenau
Production management: krass&krasser (Franziska Bald, Ann-Kristin Meivers, Lara Yilmaz)
Project management Fonds Darstellende Künste: Björn Frers, Steffen Klewar
Project coordination Fonds: Anna Kondring
Fonds communication: Anne John, Carolin Meyer
Graphic design: Uta Oettel
Video design: Roman Hagenbrock
Translation: Christopher Langer

The Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Chamäleon Berlin and Sophiensӕle Berlin have signed the Declaration of the Many and supports the current campaign for an open, diverse society in democracy and against right-wing extremism!

THE ART OF STAYING MANY. Nationwide Forums for Art, Freedom and Democracy is a series of events organized by the Fonds Darstellende Künste in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Chamäleon Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, FFT Düsseldorf, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Impulse Theater Festival, Kunstfest Weimar 2024, LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig, OSTEN Festival Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Plattenstufen-Festspiele presented by PHOENIX Theaterfestival Erfurt, Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig, Societaetstheater Dresden, Sophiensӕle Berlin, Zentralwerk e. V. Dresden, Zirkustheater Festival Dresden. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.