Company, Germany, Frankfurt
Experienced Theatre Ensemble of 4 actors, producing theatre for young audiences in Frankfurt at it’s own theatre Theaterhaus since 2000.
Besides our productions for all ages the Theaterhaus Ensemble started in 2009 with Theatre for the very young. The most important reason was that the actors at that time had children in the same age, and they were interested in these small children as an audience. How would they react? Would they really enjoy watching theatre? How would the actors have to play to catch their interest?
At the same time we realised the interest of families and nurseries to see shows for small children (2+) and started to program it at Theaterhaus.
I myself am also one of the directors of the international Festival STARKE STÜCKE, which is also programming small size productions every year here in the RheinMain area.
The starting point for us was a workshop of Valeria Frabetti at the Marburg Festival and the joy of watching “Rawumms!” a play about gravity from Florschütz/Döhnert.
Up to now we produced 2 plays for the early childhood: “Anziehsachen” devised together with Melanie Florschütz and Michael Döhnert, for children 2-6 and „Nur ein Hui“ for toddlers 1 – 3 years old. Both productions are played very successfully in our theatre, “Anziehsachen” is also played abroad in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and Cameroon.
We plan minimum 3 new productions for the early years in the next 3-4 years.
We also start an “artist in residence” program next year, where the actors will rehearse a professional play about a nursery in a nursery. We would like to experience how the direct contact and the atmosphere of that rehearsals will affect the work…
Contact informationSusanne Freiling,