Such a Theater

17th-28th of September 2019

Kirchham, Austria

Youth Exchange


During our youth exchange we   created a puppet theatre play from the first idea to the premiere at the 10th anniversary of our host the youth training center “ZIB Hagenmühle” in Austria. For that all participants  had to deal with the topic theatre, it’s history and the role in our society and how theatre can be used to transport thoughts and feelings. In the altercation about theatre the participants have to share their knowledge about the multiple impact of theatre in their home countries and world wide. In several activities the participants got to know each other and start an exchange of thoughts about “their” relevant topics and they got the chance to create their own story, their own theatre play during discussions and brainstorming sessions. Following their thoughts they  together created the story, the stage construction, the background paintings, the puppets, sound and light effects  and acting of their puppets to transport their story, their message to the audience. The youth leader of the partner organisations and the local staff of the Zib-Hagenmühle  accompanied the youngsters and support them during the creative processes so that the participants shall finally be able to create and realise their ideas.


Our main objectives
❏ to rise the awareness about European citizenship, the EU and democracy
❏ to create and support a mindset that allows inclusion equity and respect
❏ to empower the participants to live their creativity
❏ to rise the understanding of cultural life