Geschrieben von ÖBV Theater am in AITA / IATA, AKTUELL, Ausschreibungen International, Drama in Education, English, IDEA. AUSTRIA


21st AITA/IATA asbl congress
in cooperation with IDEA.AUSTRIA and ÖBV Theater


Changes –  Challenges – Choices
The art of doing the „right“ thing.

7th of April to 12th of April 2017  – Retzhof Castle / Styria

Conference language: ENGLISH


DRAMA IN EDUCATION – an educational field of experimentation for real-life solutions to your actions in a goal-driven, yet open-ended manner. 
DRAMA IN EDUCATION – an opportunity to comprehend real-life processes intellectually, emotionally and physically. To make it easier for you to take action!

The challenges of our society are increasing rapidly.

Looking away is not an option – what remains as a first step is to face these challenges. This results in various courses of action. And here is where theatre comes into play…

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  • Drama / Theatre in Education is a field of experimentation, it gives us a framework in which we can test real-life situations.
  • Drama / Theatre in Education can help us to act purposefully, in an open and unbiased way.
  • Drama / Theatre in Education allows us to comprehend realistic processes mentally, emotionally and physically and gives us a chance to become active. The intense treatment of a topic lets the participants discover different coping mechanisms.

We want to encourage all participants of IDEA congress 2017 to see these processes – including the individual or systemic failure – as a challenge and as a turning point.

The art of drama/theatre connects the whole world – it can help us to do the “right thing” in nearly all situations which are relevant to us.



Susanne Schrader

Head of “Theater Education” at AGORA-Theater (St.Vith, Belgium)
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Susanne Schrader (born 1968) studied German philology, philosophy and linguistic science in her home town of Münster/Germany, and drawing at Académie des Beaux-Arts, Saint Gilles in her adopted home of Brussels.

As an associate director, theater director and actress, she participated in several international theater projects and advanced trainings since 1989

Since 1997, she’s a member of AGORA-Theater (St. Vith, Belgium), the theater of the German-speaking community in Belgium – founded over 35 years ago by Marcel Cremer.

Many years ago, she began artistic work with children at schools.
Since 2011, Susanne Schrader organizes and runs theater educational workshops and projects for children and teenagers, as well as advanced educations for teachers.

Since January 2014, Susanne Schrader is the leading theater educator of AGORA-Theater on behalf of the German-speaking community in Belgium.  


Lisa Woynarski

Performance-Maker, Researcher and Eco-Dramaturg from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (London, Great Britain)

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Lisa Woynarski is a performance-maker, researcher and ecodramaturg based in the UK working at the intersection of performance and ecology. She received her PhD from Royal Central School of Speech & Drama for her research articulating an ecological performance aesthetic, theorising the way performance may engage, critique and highlight ecological relationships.

Founding the Theatre Company Green Stage and Plantable Transnational Performance Collective she makes research-engaged performances exploring climate change resilience and urban ecology. She currently teaches at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Birkbeck and Millikin University. She is co-convenor the Culture and Ecology Network (London) and the Ecology and Performance working group at the American Society of Theatre Research.

Her current practice focuses on socially engaged ecological performance, particularly site-based urban interventions. As a performance maker, director and ecodramaturg, she makes research-engaged performances exploring questions about our relationship to the environment, climate change and our experience of socio-ecological relations.


Gregor Turecek

Theater Director and Drama Teacher (Munich, Germany)
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Gregor Tureček was born in Vienna, 1985. While studying for a teaching profession at the University of Vienna, Tureček founded the amateur theater group REACTOR, whose productions gained him wide critical acclaim and invitations to several theater festivals.

In 2011, he studied theater directing at the Bavarian Theater Academy. During that time, he mounted two theater productions at the Residenztheater Munich – where he started to work as an associate director in 2013. He assisted Martin Kušej and Frank Castorf, among others, and won the Kurt-Meisel-Advancement-Award for “Taken From Real Life. Eine Show”.

Lately he directed „Die Geierwally“ at the Theater Augsburg and „Am Horizont“ at the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater.

Alongside his recurring theater projects with teenagers, he’s guest lecturing the Master of Arts course “Theater Education – Drama approach” at KPH Vienna/Krems.


Armin Staffler

Drama and Theatre Teacher, Writer, Political Scientist
(Innsbruck, Austria)
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Armin Staffler, drama and theater teacher BuT® and political scientist, is chairman of “spectACT” – an association for social- und political-theater.

For 16 years, he ran several different theater projects. One of his preferred topics is coexistences within communities, associations and organizations. His practical teaching activities take place at education institutions in Austria, Germany, Swiss and Italy.

Armin Staffler is the author of “Augusto Boal. Einführung” (published at Odlib Verlag) and wrote the German translation for David Diamond’s “Theatre For Living: The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue” (published at Verlag Ibidem).


General Information:


Changes – Challenges – Choices
The art of doing the „right“ thing.

Starting Friday, April 7th 2017
Ending Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Retzhof Castle
Dorfstraße 17, A-8430 Leitring/Wagna
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Reduced fees for students, unemployed and participants from developing nations available. Contact us for further information!

Excludes board and lodging at Retzhof Castle!
(Board and lodging must be paid directly at the reception desk at Retzhof Castle on arrival!)


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Kommentare (3)

  • Elke Peherstorfer


    Hallo! Ich möchte gerne im folgenden Jahr beim Kongress teilnehmen. Da ich Studentin bin (Uni Wien), wollte ich mich über die ermäßigten Preise erkundigen. Herzlichen Dank für die Auskunft!
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Elke Peherstorfer


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