Join us for the next Festival: January 15-26, 2025

Figurentheater Wilde&Vogel (DE)  and Grupa Coincidentia (PL)


Based on novel by Otfried Preussler

Script and direction: Christiane Zanger

Stage design and puppets: Michael Vogel

Live music: Charlotte Wilde

Cast: Pawel Chomczyk, Stefan Wenzel, Dagmara Sowa, Michael Vogel

Director assistant: Heiko Klandt

“Krabat, come to the mill!“ A homeless war orphan finds shelter with twelve miller boys and their master. Strict rules, dark customs, black magic: everything is tolerable as long as the bowl is filled and the bed in a dry place. Krabat gets close and closer to the master. And not because he is a hero, but because he wins a friend and the love of the girl, he is able to defeat the black power. “Krabat“ touches the audience with strong pictures, impressive masks and puppets, very little words and vast musical landscapes. In a wonderfully light way the performance tells of hard times, human depths and a strong first love.



Production of Grupa Coincidentia and Figurentheater Wilde&Vogel (DE) in collaboration with FITZ! Zentrum fur Figurentheater Stuttgart and Lindenfels Westflugel Leipzig. Finacially supported by Fundacja Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej, Urząd Miejski w Białymstoku, Urząd Marszałkowski Województwa Podlaskiego, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig, Landesverbang Freier Theater Baden-Wurttemberg e.V, Ministeriums fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Fond Darstellende Kunste e.V, Stiftung Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg.

Special thanks to:

Goethe-Institut Chicago, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and Adam Mickiewicz Institute