the figuren theater tübingen
is a professional free theatre looking in its work for the borderline of puppet-theatre and
other arts. Besides traditional forms of puppet-theatre areas of object- and material-
theatre as well as elements of drama, fine arts and music are being used to develop
new forms of theatre. With each play the ensemble breaks new grounds of formal
and content realisation and questioning far away from common theatre disciplines.
Founded in 1991 by the puppeteers Frank Soehnle and Karin Ersching, the company
employs different free-lance workers from all spheres of art. Apart from own productions
the theatre creates guest productions for other theatres, short films for the cultural
channel arte/ZDF and 3sat, lectures for different Universities and guest performances
at home and abroad.