Co-Production premiere: Out of my window flies a dream

In joint production with Theaterhaus Frankfurt I am creating with my Compagnie Augenmusik and together with ELLE KOLLEKTIV a fantastic world of magical beings, when little Marie encounters her imagination: Out of my window flies a dream – a theatre show for small and tall people with and without hearing abilities age 4+.

concept, directing and acting: Elisabeth-Marie Leistikow, Daniela Krabbe

stage design: Louis Panizza / Johannes Werner / Stephan Eith

production management: Goran Lakicevic

choreographic support: Susanne Schyns

Marie is sitting at home to learn. But she would rather prefer to look out of the window to dream herself away. Because so many exciting things are happening outside – especially when the imagination literally stops by to carry Marie in a wondrous world.  A world where everyday things are transformed into fantastic magical beings and Marie is discovering magical powers.
A story about waiting, daydreaming and imagining – told with few words for deaf and hearing children.

Premieres on 17. September, 10 AM at Theaterhaus Frankfurt.

Further performances: 18. September, 10 AM; 19. September, 11 AM & 20. September, 11 AM

(c) Sylvain Merot
Jule und Dani are telling the fairytale of “Schneiderlein Nadelfein” (Tailor Needle-Fine)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we weren’t able to work on our cooperation project, so we decided to make this video in which Jule Richter and me are telling the polish fairytale of Tailor Needle-Fine in a loud and in a silent language:

On 14. August (1-6 PM) will also present it every hour on one of the stages at the Dresdner Kulturinseln.

The Blue House on tour!

Even if delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Blue House can finally travel around! Together with my Compagnie Augenmusik I will perform on 17th May, 11 AM and 3 PM and on 18th May, 11 AM in front of each 25 spectators at Theaterhaus Frankfurt according to current hygienic standards. The show on 17th May at 11 AM will also be broadcasted via livestream on YouTube! So press your noses on the screens and join us in the blue House!


Stories for every child who has to stay at home in these times. On the phone or via webcam, in german or in german sign language I’ll be reading stories. Inspired by the telephone stories of  the italian author Gianni Rodari you can listen or watch!

Everybody who is interested can book a story on the phone or webcam for their child. Mail to and book a date on the phone!  Story time is from 18th March until expected 20th April, always on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM til 2 PM and from 4 til 7 PM.

Every story lasts about 10 – 20 minutes. I’ll read everything I’ll find in my little apartment! And even grown ups can book a story on the phone for themselves!

This is my gift for all the children who have to stay at home during this crisis. Maybe you know that it’s a very tough time for us freelancers, too because we have to fight hard loss of earnings. If your child or you yourself liked the story on the phone you can choose if and how much you want to pay for it.

Cancelled: We can do everything! 2020 – theatre workshop for deaf and hearing kids 6+

After careful consideration but with a very heavy heart we decided to cancel this year’s theatre week for deaf and hearing kids at Theaterhaus Frankfurt. We’re acting according the recommendations of the head of culture and the health department in Frankfurt. 
To avoid a further spread of the COVID-19 and to protect risk-groups we have to handle the situation responsibly. 

Please take care of you and get healthy through the next months!

Workshop MOVEMENT, DANCE AND COMEDY for deaf and hearing people

Together with my wonderful colleague Yaelle Dorison I will lead a workshop with the subject of “movement, dance and comedy” on 22 april 2020 from 2 til 5 p.m. as part of the dance week in Dresden (Tanzwoche Dresden). The workshop refers to deaf and hearing people equally. With the methods of movement, theatre and dance and a big amount of humour we want to create a common language to encounter each other without fears and barriers. Everybody is welcome to move with a lot of laughing and ease!

Clown theatre for small and tall, deaf and hearing people 5+

A girl clown is coming back home finding just a left red nose. Left alone in her tiny blue house she thinks that her world is going down. But that‘s not the case at all! An adventure through the jungle of loneliness and through all the emotions starts recognizing that it‘s even fun to be your own best friend!

A story without words, told with a humorous and physical language for deaf and hearing kids – about the courage to be alone and the fun to explore and love yourself.

concept, acting: Daniela Krabbe | directors, dramaturgy: Ivan Matiushkin, Asta Nechajute | light, stage design: David Schecker | duration: ~ 45 min.


Fri 20.09. 11:00 a.m. Premiere, Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Sat 21.09. 16:00 p.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Sun 22.09. 15:00 p.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Mon 23.09. 11:00 a.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Tue 24.09. 11:00 a.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Wed 25.09. 11:00 a.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Thu 26.09. 11:00 a.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Thu 26.09. 14:30 p.m. Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Tickets and further informations you’ll get on the website of Theaterhaus Frankfurt: and on the website of Compagnie Augenmusik

(c) Lukas Büschel
WE SHE HE. A FAIRYTALE. A performance for all senses
premieres on 30th june 2019, at 6 p.m. and on 1st july 2019, at 6 p.m. at Projekttheater Dresden
During the project „we, she and he. A fairytale“ ten female and ten male actors did a research on femininity and masculinity in two seperate groups with the help of clowning, circus and theatre. The deaf, hard of hearing and hearing participants encountered without any signed or spoken words to create a performative show about the dialogue between genders.
The project was conducted by Yaelle Dorison, Steffen Lewandowski and me.
St. Pauli – TheaterKids

For one year I conducted the TheaterKids of the St. Pauli-Ruine. Most of the 14 children between the ages of 6 and 14 entered a theatre stage for the first time and now they are proud to present their version of “Space Odyssey” on the big stage of the St. Pauli ruin on 27th june 2019, at 6 p.m.!

Ciboulette is a quarter to 9 years old!

…and my clown Achtung!Lapoubelle! is invited to celebrate with her! Furthermore Jule Richter will tell a story, Katja Bretschneider will be dancing and Anne Ibelings will be on stage as La Rouleuse! This birthday party will be intriguing! Come on over on sunday 23rd june 2019, at 11 a.m. at Projekttheater Dresden!

Workshop and clown theatre “The yellow purse” at FAS Dresden

On may 08th the Freien Alternativschule celebrates inclusion and senses! In the morning I will create a theatre workshop with the children of the elementary school about sign and body language. And in the afternoon Yaelle Dorison and me will play our clown show “The yellow purse” at 2.15 pm and 5 pm. Furthermore I’ll support Helena Fernandino and Wagner Moreira at 3.30 pm with my audiodescription for their dance piece re²place. Come and enjoy your senses!

“The yellow purse” at the Night of the theatres, Dresden

On march 30 at 6 P.M. Ciboulette and my clown Achtung!Lapoubelle! invite you to Projekttheater to show you wondrous things in big black bags and tiny yellow purses!


One year ago 10 wonderful deaf children brought “The Snowqueen” on stage at Theaterhaus Frankfurt with me and my Compagnie Augenmusik. The film maker Otmar Hitzelberger visited us and made a short and sweet film about my work with the kids:

This year in april 18 deaf and hearing children will conquer the Theaterhaus to bring the fairytale The shoes that were danced to pieces on stage.

We can do everything! 2019 – theatre-fairytale project for deaf and hearing children from 6 to 14 years

This year my theatre company Compagnie Augenmusik is offering again a participative theatre project at the Theaterhaus Frankfurt.

For one week 15 deaf and hearing children aged 6 to 14 will get the chance to rehearse a theatre play with me. Based on the story of “The shoes that were danced to pieces” we develop a theatre play working with nonverbal theatre forms like motion theatre, pantomime, sign poetry and shadow theatre.

There will be a presentation of the play for parents, teachers and interested spectators at the end of the week. We look forward to meeting a lot of theatre enthusiastic, signing and non-signing children.

Rehearsal Time: Fr 12.04. – Fr 19.04.2019

Presentation: Sa 20.04.2019, 14.30 PM at Theaterhaus Frankfurt

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Funded by Aktion Mensch and Kulturkoffer Hessen (hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst)

Supported by Kunst für Kinder! e.V. and Theaterhaus Frankfurt

“re²place” – A mobile dance piece with disability access by Fernandino/Moreira

In november I assisted the new mobile dance piece re²place by Helena Fernandino and Wagner Moreira as sign language coach and I also did the live audio description for blind people during the shows.

The first shows will take place on 27th and 28th november 2018, 8 p.m. at Projekttheater Dresden and on 19th december 2018, 6 p.m. at Festspielhaus Hellerau.

Guest performance »My noisy world«

The Body of coordination for improving equality at the universities in Saxony invites everyone to the event “Talking about Barriers” at the end of the project week of diversity-sensitivity. After theoretical input about inclusion and language the play “My noisy world” will be presented. It was created by Yaëlle Dorison and me with 7 deaf and hearing women this summer. “My noisy world” asks how silent the world of deaf people really is, and how to talk about life without using spoken language.

The presentation will be at the 26th of October 2018 at 5:30pm at the Projekttheater Dresden. Entry is free.

Supported by Aktion Mensch and Landeshauptstadt Dresden.

(c) Norbert Richter

Achtung!LaPoubelle! at KITRAZZA 2018

On 2nd of July my clown Achtung!LaPoubelle! performed with
Clown Ciboulette as the opening act at the summer project KITRAZZA in Dresden. During the day we also gave a clown workshop for kids aged 7-11.

Presentation of “Eyes hearing stories”

The Kids of the nursery AlberTina, together with their teachers and I, developed a theater play without words and sign language elements for the fairy tale walk 2018 of the Gellert-Museum. The walk took place on the 23th of June 2018 at the city park Hainichen.

“We can do everything!” at “Sehen statt hören”
The participative theater project for kids with hearing disabilities “We can do everything” developed by Compagnie Augenmusik was documented by the team of Bavarian broadcast. This wonderful project can be watched here till the 21st of April 2019.

Theatre Project »My noisy world – make theatre tangible with (almost) all of your senses«

How silent is the world of deaf people? And how do I talk about my life without saying a word nor using spoken language? In this theatre project with deaf and hearing women we want to get to the bottom of these questions. Together we search for a language beyond spoken and signed language to tell our own journeys on stage, to show that the world of deaf does not need to be quiet and the hearing one does not need to be loud.

The workshops are bilingually guided by Daniela Krabbe (theatre maker, CODA – child of deaf adults) and Yaëlle Dorison (circus pedagogue).

At the end of the project there will be a performance in front of spectators at the Projekttheater on Friday the 22th of June 2018.

More Information:

Funded by the Aktion Mensch

We can do everything” – theatre-fairytale project for children with hearing deficits 6+

For one week twelve children with hearing deficits aged 6 to 12 will get the chance to rehearse a theatre play. Based on the story of “The snow queen” we developed a theatre play working with nonverbal theatre forms like motion theatre, pantomime, sign poetry and shadow theatre.

There will be a presentation of the play for parents, teachers and interested spectators at the end of the week.
We look forward to meeting a lot of theatre enthusiastic and signing children.

Director: Daniela Krabbe
Rehearsal Time: Fr 23.3. – Fr 30.3.2018
Presentation Sat 31.3.2018, 14.30 o’clock at Theaterhaus Frankfurt am Main

Funded by Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main,the Naspa-Stiftung and the Stiftung Citoyen

Supported by Kunst für Kinder! e.V., Theaterhaus Frankfurt, Frankfurter Stiftung für Gehörlose und Schwerhörige, Elternvereinigung hörgeschädigter Kinder in Hessen e.V.

(c) Katrin Schander

Next Generation-Program of ASSITEJ Pakistan

In February I had the chance to travel to Lahore; Pakistan! Me and 20 other international and Pakistani artists where chosen out of 60 candidates to participate in the Next Generation-Program of ASSTIEJ Pakistan in Lahore. It was a wonderful creative week full of love, joy and great exchange! This was definitely not my last time in Pakistan! سلام وعليکم Assalamo alaikum!

(c) Imran Sajid

We will get financial support!

In 2018 I’ll be touring with the mobile shadow theatre play ‘The great whyandwhatfor’ supported by theatre pedagogics Katherina Winkler and Angela Kobelt of Kulturkosmos Leipzig e.V. We will b visiting integrative kindergartens in Leipzig and Dresden. We will present the children (aged 1-6) an interactive story which they can join in. They are invited to discover new ways to see, feel and use instruments and everyday objects that are used as props in theatre plays.

Thanks to AKTION MENSCH for the support!