Laura Kallenbach

Doing gender as aesthetic practice in theatre education. 

The research project deals with the question of how gender roles are negotiated and aesthetically developed or (de-)constructed in current works on theatre education. The project investigates (gender) identity concepts within the aesthetic practice of different theatre-education works and concepts, and uses the category of gender for the analysis of aesthetic practice. The concept of “doing gender” guides the research here in two ways: in the reception-aesthetic investigation of selected examples of staging and in the analysis of concrete (institutional) production contexts of different theatre-education works,




Laura Kallenbach (born in 1988 in Rostock) studied theatre studies and film studies at Freie Universität Berlin, and staging of arts and media with a focus on theatre at the University of Hildesheim. Since 2018, she has regularly taught at the University of Hildesheim. She is a founding member of CHICKS* freies performancekollektiv and she has frequently been the dramaturg of productions by the collective. From 2010 to 2013, Laura Kallenbach was assistant director at Theater an der Parkaue (Junges Staatstheater Berlin), where she directed for the first time in 2013.