The German Theater Laboratory was established in 2014 with the aim of forming an open cultural space in Almaty. On the one hand, this was done to popularize the German theater, and on the other, to preserve and maintain the spirit of the studio, which originated in the 90s, when the German Theater, thanks to the first two editions of the German Theater Academy at the Almaty Theater and Art Institute named after T. Zhurgenov, became known in Europe and attracted to its stage the platform projects embassies and representative offices of different countries. The German Stage became the first open platform in Almaty, where artists, directors, actors, musicians from all over the world were invited.
It was then that the beginning of collaborations was laid – joint projects designed to expand the horizons of creativity, push back boundaries; destroy stereotypes that the theater is only the production of performances; prove that the theater is a space that exists not only physically, but fills and fills everyone involved in its secrets. And the actors gradually began to fill this inner space by participating in performances or projects. At some point, the state of co-authorship became natural for many, and they went further: they began to try themselves as directors, first in small forms, and then in performances.
Now a large number of different projects, collaborations and directorial works have been carried out in our Laboratory. The theater considers it its important mission to support the actors, to create conditions for them to form themselves as a creative, cultural and spiritual personality: to provide rehearsal time, free from rehearsals stage platforms and, if possible, to help in the production of costumes and scenery.
The laboratory process continues to expand its boundaries: to date, interesting young people have gathered in the theater: costume designer Asem Sapargali, set designer-multimedia designer Alina Gavrilova, unique prop designer Irina Pisaryuk.