The Ensemble Materialtheater‘s approach to theatre is political, humourous, ironic and international. We love taking on the challenge of new artistic challenges, often cooperating with new partners. At the centre of things are the actors and puppeteers Sigrun Kilger and Annette Scheibler, together with director and also actor Alberto García Sánchez. Our productions are visually very rich, with unusual interpretations, astounding ideas and virtuoso acting. We play with objects (props), puppets, material and indeed with our own acting selves in ever changing ways. The Ensemble Materialtheater believes in modern, non-mainstream theatre for the people and has been rewarded with many prizes for this. Twice – in 2004 and 2012 – the city of Stuttgart awarded us with financial support for three years to support our conception processes. The federal state of Baden-Württemberg also did this in 2012. In 28 years of free theatrical work, more than thirty productions have been staged. These have been financially supported by, amongst others, by the Darstellende Künste e.V. (“performing arts foundation”), the FITZ! Centre for Puppet Theatre, Stuttgart, the State Theatre of Stuttgart, the Puppet Theatre in Halle, the Schaubude Berlin, the Festival Blickwechsel Magdeburg and the Festival La Strada in Graz. Several of our productions have been awarded prizes and we have been invited to take part in festivals in Europe, Africa and the USA.