Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


The ATW TALKS are a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place in a monthly interval since the end of 2015. The aim of the ATW TALKS is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.


Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


For upcoming editions of the ATW TALKS, please visit our front page or the calender:

For previous editions of the ATW TALKS, please take a look at the archive of the institute's academic events:

For photos from some of the past editions of the ATW TALKS, please check out the gallery:



In Winter 2016/2017, the ATW TALKS are being organised in collaboration with Neuer Kunstverein Gießen in the frame of "Making Theatre Now", a series of events on the aesthetics of production in contemporary performance. "Making Theatre Now" is kindly supported by Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Kulturamt Gießen.