Also in 2023 the HTA will again award up to four scholarships "Artistic Research" in the amount of up to 5.000,- € each to former students.
Dear students, dear colleagues, dear partners and friends of the Hessian Theater Academy!
The HTA turns 20. With different aesthetics and working methods, a cautiously eyed study and production alliance began in the winter semester of 2002/03, as an initiative of the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art. This association, which remains unique to this day, quickly became a lively and cooperative network of study programs and theaters in Hessen and beyond that closely intertwines and continues to think about teaching, research and professional practice in the performing arts.
20 years of collaboration, discussion, development of new project formats, and always struggling to find the best possible way to think and plan theater, performance, and dance together and for the next generation of theater creators and audiences - that's what we want to celebrate, and we cordially invite you to join us:
- The FESTAKT will take place on 20.1.2023 from 19h at Frankfurt LAB, Schmidtstr. 12, in Frankfurt/M. - with greetings from Minister Angela Dorn and HTA President Prof. Ingo Diehl, a keynote speech by founding member Dr. Elisabeth Schweeger (Artistic Director Capital of Culture 2024) and artistic works by Joana Tischkau ("PLAYBLACK") and Gil Hoz-Klemme ("Gustaf Gründgens / Shame Shame Shame!").
Admission is free. We ask for registration until 12/31/2022 to info_at_hessische-theaterakademie.de.
- our anniversary festival from 20-22.1.2023 will take place at the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, at the Frankfurt LAB, at the Stadttheater Gießen as well as in the Stadtraum Frankfurt/M., with many works by current and former students of the HTA's degree programs.
With deep sadness we have been informed about the death of our former colleague Hans-Thies Lehmann. Lehmann was one of the founding members of the Hessian Theater Academy, whose conception and development he had a lasting influence on until his retirement in 2010, with great mediation skills and a sharp mind. In the 1980s, Lehmann was a research associate at the newly founded Institute for Applied Theater Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen; from 1988, he was a professor of theater studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/M., where he also founded the master's program for dramaturgy in the Hessian Theater Academy network in 2002. With Hans-Thies Lehmann, we are losing a theorist who has inspiringly related the history, present and future of theater and has championed the performing arts, especially in their manifold contemporary forms, attempts and experiments. His observations, ideas and thoughts live on in his numerous publications. As a colleague and mentor, we will miss him deeply.
With great sadness we have heard about the death of our former colleague Hans Hollmann. As professor of directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Hans Hollmann initiated the founding of the Hessian Theater Academy in 2002, which he subsequently presided over as president for six years. Hans Hollmann led the Academy until his retirement with inspiring commitment and great creative enthusiasm, enabling decisive steps to be taken to improve cooperation between theaters and performing arts programs in Hesse and beyond. His immense experience as a director and doctor of law gave his voice a very special weight in our study and production network. We will miss Hans Hollmann - as an artist, as a dedicated university teacher, as an innovator of teaching in the field of performing arts.
Lecture Series SoSe 22: Power ?! Theatre
In German, the word Macht can mean two things: On the one hand it means power in the sense of a position, on the other hand it is at the same time a verb in the imperative, as a call to do something, to make something. The festival motto of "Politik im Freien Theater" is "Macht" and, in the above mentioned German double meaning of the term , focuses on "protagonists and activities that address acute social crises and global challenges in a critical, demanding and also combative manner", according to the announcement text.
The HTA lecture series Macht ?! Theater is based on the assumption that power as an unclear concept must be discussed anew in relation to phenomena and structures, and that possibilities and strategies for action are only articulated in relation to each other by different protagonists and activities. Following the double meaning of the term Macht, four protagonists from institutional, political and artistic theatre work will meet on each of three Thursday evenings to discuss questions of power in relation to their own practices and working relationships and to ask what makes it. The series is dedicated to three thematic complexes: power-critical educational work, power-critical intervention and power-critical curation. On each evening, a reference to local/regional structures will be created.
Further information at: hessische-theaterakademie.de/en/ring-lecture