The Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel in particular has already been pursuing concrete steps for several years to digitally archive its own work and to establish corresponding structures for the independent performing arts in general, e.g., as part of the Initiative for the Archives of Independent Theater. In addition to the discussions with the other venues, therefore, in a second project phase (summer/autumn 2022), information events will be offered on the conception and implementation of the digital archive of the Pilkentafel and its further development will be made accessible in open source workshops to interested parties and, above all, to the 'companions'. Here, too, in the digital realm, the democratic approaches of the house are to be continued: Conceived as a living archive, a digital space is to be created that empowers people to participate, invites them to immerse themselves, and creates its own cosmos that conveys attitude, methodology, and theater-historical location.
The Theaterwerkstatt PILKENTAFEL has been a permanent venue and production space for contemporary performing arts, dance and performances in Flensburg since the early 1980s, a very well-connected place for contemporary performing arts, organized in various associations and internationally known. Whether as an active member of Asstej and co-organizer of Spurensuche, as a committed member of LAFT Schleswig-Holstein or part of the flausen+network - Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel has had an important influence on German developments and methodologies in the field of independent performing arts since the 1990s at the latest.
Based on a working method that focuses on the artistic research of themes, objects and movement sequences and always seeks to address socio-politically relevant issues, Elisabeth Bohde and Torsten Schütte, together with many companions, have been able to fill a place with life over the years that stands paradigmatically for numerous small and medium-sized venues of the independent performing arts and was awarded the Federal Theater Prize in 2019 for the various forms of exchange.
Already since 2012, the infrastructure and premises have been open to colleagues and (up-and-coming) groups from the independent scene, who reside, research, produce and perform here alongside the Pilkentafel ensemble.