Matthias Rettner

Matthias Rettner is a theatre producer and the CEO of Aktionstheater PAN.OPTIKUM. He joined PAN.OPTIKUM in 1999. After classical vocal training at the Musikhochschule Freiburg and the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, in the late 1990s he applied his efforts to cross-genre projects which could no longer be assigned to any one traditional category. He developed concepts to reposition action theatre and went on to drive the productions in the years to follow. Since 2005, his work has been focussed on networking and the international alignment of the ensemble. Through the interdisciplinary work of this company with large scale productions in public space and art projects with Peter Zizka he gained experiences with bureaucratic details, administration, technical and organizational challenges on all continents. Recently he was project leader of the large scale cooperation project POWER OF DIVERSITY – THE CROSSING LINES with ten partners in the frame of the Creative Europe programme. (www.power-of-diversity.eu) The cultural branding of his theatre/art projects is an essential part of his work that he usually develops together with Peter Zizka and Sigrun Fritsch. He is based in Freiburg, Germany. Website with an overview of projects: www.theater-panoptikum.de

Participated in:

  • KIDS Regio Forum 2019