The Magdalena Project will be represented by Magdalena München at this gathering to address gender-specific hierarchies in Germany's performing arts world.
How many genders does the theater actually know? What role do factors such as class or age play in the course of a theater career? How do structural racism and sexism overlap in the cultural sector? How can institutions break down barriers and act in solidarity?
In lectures, discussions, artistic interventions, performances and network formats, gender-specific hierarchies at city theaters and independent production houses, in ensembles and collectives, at training centers, on and behind the stage are examined. The focus is on the overlapping of different exclusions in the cultural sector: BURNING ISSUES is not only a place of networking, but also a space for learning from one another in order to come together to more equitable and diverse structures in the theater.
In addition to many artistic contributions, including by She She Pop and Rosana Cade, the conference will be enriched by a film program. With “Young Burning Issues” there is for the first time a forum that is organized in cooperation with the HFBK and the HFMT by cultural workers in training or young professionals in order to make the issues of young cultural workers visible.
The centerpiece of the conference is the »Market of Opportunities«: This is where politically active associations and stakeholders who campaign for comprehensive structural change present themselves. This is a call to action, baby. Because doing is like wanting. Only more blatant!