This is KRESCHtheater
"It is, and always has been, the aim of our theatrical productions to stimulate the intellect as well as the imagination. Wholehearted commitment to theatre for children and young people calls for a critical eye when preserving our cultural heritage in new images, and for the will to tackle present-day problems, fears and dreams in an entertaining way." Inge Brand
THIS IS KRESCHtheater
The City of Krefeld's theatrical centre for children and young people - KRESCHtheater for short - evolved from a "school theatre" pilot scheme run by the state of NRW. KRESCHtheater was founded as a society in 1988, and taken over by the City of Krefeld in July 1991. From this time on it became a professionally run theatrical group for children and young people, with its own theatre, but also staging performances in schools and kindergartens. Both the pilot scheme and the subsequent founding of the theatre were based on an initiative of Inge Brand, who became the first manager and artistic director of KRESCHtheater. She retired on 31 January 2005. Since then the KRESCHtheater has been in the hands of: Michael Jezierny (director) , Franz Mestre and Helmut Wenderoth (artistic directors).
KRESCH's work today covers the following areas:
1. Regular performances (160 - 200 a year) of theatrical works for children and young people of all ages and adults
2. Theatre related educational events and projects in which children, young people and adults can explore the world through drama
3. Organization of festivals, national and international guest performances and contacts to other theatres for children and young people.
KRESCH has been invited to the following festivals, among others:
Nationwide children's music and drama festival "Traumspiele" 1992;
NRW children and young people's theatre convention 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004;
German children and young people's theatre convention 1997 in Berlin.
In addition, KRESCHtheater was one of the venues for the children's music and drama festival "Traumspiele" in 1998 and 2003 and organized and hosted the NRW children and young people's theatre convention in 1996, 2000 and 2005.