The boat people projekt is an award winning theatre company. Since its foundation in 2009 we have written and directed many plays with actors and refugees from African countries as well as from Afghanistan, Syria, Irak, and the Balkan Region. Foundations which support our projectsinclude the Development of Arts and Culture Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung, Landschaftsverband Südniedersachsen, the City of Göttingen, etc. To devise and put on a play we need between 25,000 and 50,000 euros. The boat people projekt is a GBr lead by two women, working with professional artists, refugees and migrants. Our main cooperation partners are the Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Goethe Institut Göttingen, the Literarisches Zentrum in Göttingen and the Stadt Göttingen. We create theatre productions, we run workshops, and we work together with schools (e.g. with the programm Literatur macht Schule) and academies. We perform plays at unusual locations.
We're concerned about the situation at the European borders. Our production team work with the themes of flight and asylumn, developing productions about and with refugees. We network with musicians, video-artists, with actors and refugees who live in our region and in other European and African countries. We want to make the invisibles visible. Our group is a little community with members coming from Sudan, Ethopia, Eritrea, Kongo, Afganistan, Armenia, Switzerland and Germany. We're connected with a theatre group in Pietermaritzburg / SouthAfrica. We develop plays and performances with people of different cultures and religions. We try to learn about how to accept each other and risk a look beneath the surface. We're ambitious theatre writers and producers who work at the border of arts and politics.
Lampedusa, realised 2009 in Göttingen. Keinsternhotel, realised 2010. Next representations in Braunschweig, 5. and 6. march 2011. Tariqs Auftrag, realised 2010. Mobile production for schools. Representations every mnonth, 2011. bread and roses, realised 2011. All Inclusive, Premiere June 2011. Mikili, Premiere Octobre 2011.
MAHALA DREAMS (2014) – Production with Roma about the situation for Roma people in Europe
STEH DEINEN MANN (2014) – Theatre production for young people about homosexuality in football, invited to perform in 2015 at AUGENBLICK MAL Festival and RUHRGAMES Festival and Szene Bunte Wähne in Austria
SCHATTENBOXER (2015) – Dance Theatre with Xolani Mdluli (Durban) and Skhumbuzo Dlamini (Umphiti Theatre Project Pietermaritzburg) about Apartheid System in South Africa
DAS SCHLOSS (2015) – Theatre with young refugees about the question how Germany looks like for beginners