Organizers & Venues
Organizers & Team
The symposium BRECHT UNTER FREMDEN / BRECHT AMONG STRANGERS is organized by the Centre of Competence for Theatre (CCT) at Universität Leipzig, in cooperation with the International Brecht Society (IBS), the Institute for Theatre Studies at Universität Leipzig and Schauspiel Leipzig.
Our team of planners and organizers is happy to answer to your questions.
The City of Leipzig
The 16th symposium of the IBS will take place in Leipzig – for the first time in the Eastern part of Germany. Leipzig is especially for Brecht-lovers a particular place, which did not only host two world premieres of Brecht plays, but is also a deliberate spot of research on Brecht. Furthermore, Leipzig is an important place for historic as well as contemporary music, a city with a remarkable museum landscape, a lively independant cultural scene and a lot of parks and other places to relax and breath deeply.
Leipzig University has enriched the intellectual and cultural life of the city of Leipzig for six centuries. Founded in 1409, it is the second oldest university in Germany with uninterrupted teaching and research programmes. Numerous personalities of worldwide renown have taught or studied here, with important sources of inspiration for the development of the sciences repeatedly originating from Leipzig. As the State University of Saxony it has made an important contribution to the development of the region. The University has gained a national and international reputation thanks to its wide range of subjects and particular emphasis on the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Life Sciences.
The Schauspiel Leipzig is the city theatre of Leipzig – within and for the city. Aesthetic diversity is its answer to the diverse character of Leipzig; deliberate directorial signatures, lively debates and manifold accompanying offers to the audience are its stilistic earmarks. Since 2013, the artistic director Enrico Lübbe and his team play out their concept of a progressive city theatre – according to the variety and amplitude of interests in a growing city.
Inform yourself about our partner, who is magnificently supporting the IBS symposium BRECHT UNTER FREMDEN / BRECHT AMONG STRANGERS by its complete venue, its whole team and two in-conference productions.