TAKE ACTION – the open-space format for young people


You don’t have a clue about what’s going on in this world, but would like to? Or you think you have a clue, but no one else does? Then participate in our open-space format for young people and share your experiences of life, the streets, school, college or job with us. In a cosy atmosphere, we talk about things that concern all of us and are burning social issues.

Over the last two seasons, five editions of TAKE ACTION (dt. EINMISCHEN) took place at different venues. The Schauspiel Stuttgart hosted an edition about sustainability, the Theaterhaus about political participation, the JES about self-care and the Theater Rampe about let’s talk about sex. In June 2020, the first online edition was hosted about education.

For every edition, we invite different initiatives in Stuttgart as well as young and enthusiastic people who act as driving forces.

Stay tuned and subscribe to the TAKE ACTION-channel on Instagram (einmischen_stuttgart).

TAKE ACTION is a cooperation of Schauspiel Stuttgart, JES, Theater Rampe and Theaterhaus Stuttgart

TAKE ACTION – the open-space format for young people


You don’t have a clue about what’s going on in this world, but would like to? Or you think you have a clue, but no one else does? Then participate in our open-space format for young people and share your experiences of life, the streets, school, college or job with us. In a cosy atmosphere, we talk about things that concern all of us and are burning social issues.

Over the last two seasons, five editions of TAKE ACTION (dt. EINMISCHEN) took place at different venues. The Schauspiel Stuttgart hosted an edition about sustainability, the Theaterhaus about political participation, the JES about self-care and the Theater Rampe about let’s talk about sex. In June 2020, the first online edition was hosted about education.

For every edition, we invite different initiatives in Stuttgart as well as young and enthusiastic people who act as driving forces.

Stay tuned and subscribe to the TAKE ACTION-channel on Instagram (einmischen_stuttgart).

TAKE ACTION is a cooperation of Schauspiel Stuttgart, JES, Theater Rampe and Theaterhaus Stuttgart

The idea behind TAKE ACTION


In the season 2018/2019 we established the open-space format TAKE ACTION (dt. EINMISCHEN) in collaboration with Schauspiel Stuttgart, Theater Rampe and Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The name reflects its programme: Young people can use the spaces of theatre for themselves and their concerns, network, meet fellow combatants and find out about ways to get involved and drive social transformation together.

Every edition of TAKE ACTION raises another sociopolitical issue, for which possible actions, concepts and approaches are presented by enthusiastic young individuals, local youth initiatives and collectives. In round tables and other creative discussion formats, the group discusses different perspectives and takes them a step further. Artistic impulses, such as poetry slams, music presentations and performances are also part of each programme.

It is of great importance to all participating theatres to offer young people their own space which follows their own rules. Often, political debates have an underlying unquestionable hierarchy: experts of a certain field sit on stage to fight intensely. The audience follows the discussion, asks a question now and then, and exchanges about the experts’ views and opinions after the event. Instead, TAKE ACTION creates low hurdles and barriers to enable broad and vivid participation. For example, there is no need for pre-registration and the events have no entry fee. Whether you’re politically active or clueless: everyone is invited to participate with their knowledge and own experiences, to ask questions without feeling naive or ignorant, or to just lean back, relax and listen.

As organisers, we constantly ask ourselves how forthright and open to participation politics of the future can look like. Many political decisions are being made without the involvement of the young generation, although it is heavily affected by them. But for the success of the common good, we need young people who are eager to take responsibility, who are active in culture, arts, sports, environment or social issues, either self-managed or as part of an institution. Theatres, especially theatres for young audiences, can play a crucial role in this process: In a first step, they can use their means and resources to support and encourage young people. The second logical step is to submit responsibility and power, so that young adults can shape the events and offers according to their needs and ideas. This leads to theatres of young audiences becoming places young people understand as theirs, where they are heard, personally develop und experience community beyond instagramability, compulsion to buy, pressure to perform or similar.

Amelie Barucha (this text was published in the seasons booklet 2019/2020)

The idea behind TAKE ACTION


In the season 2018/2019 we established the open-space format TAKE ACTION (dt. EINMISCHEN) in collaboration with Schauspiel Stuttgart, Theater Rampe and Theaterhaus Stuttgart. The name reflects its programme: Young people can use the spaces of theatre for themselves and their concerns, network, meet fellow combatants and find out about ways to get involved and drive social transformation together.

Every edition of TAKE ACTION raises another sociopolitical issue, for which possible actions, concepts and approaches are presented by enthusiastic young individuals, local youth initiatives and collectives. In round tables and other creative discussion formats, the group discusses different perspectives and takes them a step further. Artistic impulses, such as poetry slams, music presentations and performances are also part of each programme.

It is of great importance to all participating theatres to offer young people their own space which follows their own rules. Often, political debates have an underlying unquestionable hierarchy: experts of a certain field sit on stage to fight intensely. The audience follows the discussion, asks a question now and then, and exchanges about the experts’ views and opinions after the event. Instead, TAKE ACTION creates low hurdles and barriers to enable broad and vivid participation. For example, there is no need for pre-registration and the events have no entry fee. Whether you’re politically active or clueless: everyone is invited to participate with their knowledge and own experiences, to ask questions without feeling naive or ignorant, or to just lean back, relax and listen.

As organisers, we constantly ask ourselves how forthright and open to participation politics of the future can look like. Many political decisions are being made without the involvement of the young generation, although it is heavily affected by them. But for the success of the common good, we need young people who are eager to take responsibility, who are active in culture, arts, sports, environment or social issues, either self-managed or as part of an institution. Theatres, especially theatres for young audiences, can play a crucial role in this process: In a first step, they can use their means and resources to support and encourage young people. The second logical step is to submit responsibility and power, so that young adults can shape the events and offers according to their needs and ideas. This leads to theatres of young audiences becoming places young people understand as theirs, where they are heard, personally develop und experience community beyond instagramability, compulsion to buy, pressure to perform or similar.

Amelie Barucha (this text was published in the seasons booklet 2019/2020)