About us

The festival is created in a large team. On this page you will be introduced to the curators of our program. You can also read more about our newly founded representation for young perspectives. Please take a look at our wonderful partners, too. If you want to have a look at our past – you can find our retrospective of previous festivals here.

Selection committee

Antigone Akgün


Freelance performer, author and dramaturge from Frankfurt am Main.

Malte Andritter


Freelance theater maker and game designer from Brunsbüttel.

Dr. Dorothea Lübbe


Freelance director for community theater, mediator and cultural scientist from Berlin / Saxony-Anhalt.

Elena Philipp


Freelance cultural journalist and critic, editor at the online feuilleton nachtkritik.de from Berlin.

Winfried Tobias


Deputy Artistic Director, Head of Children's and Youth Theater, Theater der Stadt Aalen.

Representation for young perspectives

Nicole Etschberger

Nicole Etschberger wanted to be an actress, but is now studying media cultural studies in Cologne. Ever since she played a dancing tree in school, she knew she wanted to do theater all her life. She was assistant director of SOAP at Cactus Theater Münster and a member of youth theater groups for many years.

Florian Hecht

Florian Hecht is 19 years old lives in Berlin and has just finished school. He is involved in the participation scene in Berlin and is a member of the board of the Jugendweihe Berlin/Brandenburg e.V. He built up a youth organization in the FEZ-Berlin, which organizes various interactive live streams, conventions and project days for young people.

Jana Oehlerking

Jana Oehlerking (18) is graduating from high school in Kassel this year. My life jumps back and forth between climate activism, school and in between just enjoying life. What is the world like and what needs to be told? What needs to happen: to understand it, to feel it, to preserve it while making it a place for all? We need to change.

Mariella Pierza

Mariella Pierza was born in Berlin in 2007. She goes to a high school in the heart of Neukölln. She saw "The Little Mermaid" at the age of four and has stuck to theater ever since. Today she is on stage herself, where the mermaid once played. She also goes to the theater at least once a week.

Lena Riemer

Lena Riemer (*2002 in Düsseldorf) is studying German and sociology in her native city. Started writing because it was the only thing that made sense (it still is). Her texts can be found in literary magazines and anthologies. Would also like to write for the theater in the near or distant future.

Thalia Schoeller

Thalia Schoeller writes articles, reviews and theater texts. She leads the podcast "Zu jung für's Theater" (too young for theater) and conducts audience talks for the PATHOS, where she realized two of her own directorial works in 2022. In addition, she will take over the Schauburg's writing workshop in 2022/23 and begin studying liberal arts.

Alicia Ulfrik

I'm Alicia, 19 years old and I also played on stage as a child. Since my FSJ, the Drama Control and now the Young Perspective I am in a constant process of learning how the influence of children and young people in the theater is.


Julia Abdennadeur

Florian Becht

Florian Becht
plan + stage

Production management
Holger Drees

Grafikdesign Holger Drees

Graphic Design
Anna Eitzeroth

Anna Eitzeroth

Conception Ancillary Program
Meike Fechner

Meike Fechner

Executive Director of ASSITEJ-Germany

Anne-Sophie Garthe

Conception Ancillary Program

Nora Gores

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Web Design

Kristin Grün

Assistance | Representation for Young Perspectives

Ruth Hundsdoerfer
berlin acts

Communication, Marketing, Editing & Social Media

Annett Israel

Coordination & Hosting

Undine Klose
Plan + Stage

Guest performance organization

Elias Kosanke

Visitors Service

Zoe Kretke

FSJ KJTZ Berlin | Marketing

Ronja Losert

Organisation Accilery Program

Gabriela Mayungu

Conception Ancillary Program, Hosting & Accessibility

Nikola Schellmann

Conception Ancillary Program
Lydia Schubert

Lydia Schubert

Advice on contract and budget law

André Slotta

Web Programming
Lisa Stumpf

Lisa Stumpf


Prof. Dr. Gerd Taube

Artistic Director

Anke Ulbrich
plan + stage

Production management

Melanie Wagner

Wille Felix Zante

Festival selection German Sign Language

Stephanie Zurstegge



The patron

© BMFSFJ / Jesco Denzel
Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Franziska Giffey

Augenblick mal! 2023

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Please find our retrospectives from the previous festivals here:

Augenblick mal! 2021
Augenblick mal! 2019
Augenblick mal! 2017
Augenblick mal! 2015
Augenblick mal! 2013

The archive for the years before will be available again soon.