Projects 2020/2021

AM ZUG – Youth theatre project with fachbetrieb rita grechen
funded by Fonds Soziokultur “Young Experts”
Led by: Jil Dreyer, Hannes Köpke (fachbetrieb rita grechen), Josef Mehling, Olivia Rosendorfer (fachbetrieb rita grechen)

August – September 2021
Development of a narrative and performative experience by, with, and for children and teens from Elsterwerda and Dresden, to take place in the streets of both cities and in the train that connects them


WHAT’S NEXT – Youth theatre project with Maxim Gorki Theater
funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
Artistic direction: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling
GorkiX: Astrid Petzoldt und Janka Panskus

January – June 2021
Development of an installation-walk through Berlin Mitte – in and around Maxim Gorki Theater – examing “utopia,” with classes from Albrecht-Dürer-Gymnasium, Theodor-Heuss-Gemeinschaftsschule, and Evangelischen Hochschule


Escape (working title)Project with Schlossplatztheater
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

June 2021
Week-long theatre project with an 8th-grade class at Grünauer Schule focused on puzzles and discrimination-sensitive language


CYBERSEXHIBITION – Cyberformance with FELD Theater Berlin
funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste
Concept and Performance: Jil Dreyer, Lisa Jakob, Josef Mehling, and Christopher Schleiff

May 2021
Cyberformance focused on diverse and open sex education at FELD Theater Berlin


Werther. Botschaften aus der Krise – A Production with Schlossplatztheater
funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
Led by: Eva-Maria Reimer, Jil Dreyer, Josef Mehling and others

May 2021
Development of a production with four 10th-grade classes at the Schule an der Dahme, inspired by Goethe’s Werther, focused on the themes love, individualism, resistance, and isolation.


Alter Ego – After-school course at the youth rec center, MANEGE
funded by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

October 2020 – July 2021
Afternoon course for 8- to 14-year-olds in theatrical stories of the self


Rollen:SpieleClass project at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

August 2020 – July 2021
one-time 3.5-hour workshop for telling and playing stories together
Tuesday or Wednesday 9:00-12:30 // free to book for school classes


PuzzleClass project at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

August 2020 – July 2021
one-time 3.5-hour workshop for relating between groups and individuals
Tuesday or Wednesday 9:00-12:30 // free to book for school classes


BerührungspunkteClass project at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

August 2020 – July 2021
one-time 3.5-hour workshop for moving together and respecting boundaries
Tuesday or Wednesday 9:00-12:30 // free to book for school classes


Yes and… – Class project at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling

August 2020 – July 2021
one-time 3.5-hour workshop for learning English through improvisational theatre
Tuesday or Wednesday 9:00-12:30 // free to book for school classes


FEENKOKS: #Being_myselfieAfter-schoool course at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling

From August 2020
Afternoon course for ages 16+ on self-presentation in performance
Wednesdays 17:00-19:00


Staffel Eins – After-schoool course at the youth arts school, ATRIUM
Led by: Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling

August 2020 – July 2021
Afternoon course for 9- to 14-year-olds in serialized storytelling for the stage
Tuesdays 16:00-18:00


Aus der Hüfte – Bewegungs-AG im Rahmen der Hannah Höch Ateliers
Leitung: Jil Dreyer (Teil 1) / Josef Mehling (Teil 2)

September 2020 – June 2021
A choreography course focused on movements from daily life for students of Campus Hannah Höch, in cooperation with ATRIUM. Results can be seen here


Aus dem Stand – Improv Course within the Hannah Höch Ateliers
Led by: Josef Mehling (Part 1) / Jil Dreyer (Part 2)

September 2020 – June 2021
A course in improvisational theatre and storytelling for students of Campus Hannah Höch, in cooperation with ATRIUM. Results can be seen here


Performance Project with Walter-Gropius-Schule
Led by: Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling

February 2020 – April 2020
Project-based work on self-expression and intentional communication with the class 4.1