visual site specific

Grotest Maru creates theatre in public spaces and is inspired by visual, physical, and object theatre, as well as installation and landart.

upcoming projects

 NEUSTART KULTUR  & Kleist Forum Frankfurt/ Oder


We got another grant from the Fonds Darstellende Künste (Performing Arts Fund)  in the NEUSTART KULTUR program for creating our new production GLOBAL AMAZONIA. The premiere will be in Kooperation with the Kleist Forum Frankfurt/Oder on 16th September 2022 !


PHOTO: Andreas Kermann
PHOTO: Andreas Kermann

 NEUSTART KULTUR  & Residency Schloss Bröllin 2022


Good news, for the further development of our newest production SCHWARM  we have received  from the Fonds Darstellender Künste (Performing Arts Fund)  a resumption grant  in the NEUSTART KULTUR program for this year and will combine this with our residency grant at Schloss Bröllin

videos online

SCHWARM an audio-visual expedition


Two videos of our new stilt theater production SCHWARM - an audio-visual expedition with the help of funding in the program Neustart Kultur / #TakeAction, Fonds Darstellende Künste are  now online :

One is a montage of our performances at Bärenquell Brauerei Berlin and at the
Sculptures Garden
  of the Institut für Kunst und Kultur e.V. in Lehnin, the other one is a staging in natural environment, in the land of the cranes, Brandenburg.

VIDEOS: Mara Stirner


SCHWARM an audio-visual expedition

We were very pleased to present our new stilt theater production SCHWARM - an audio-visual expedition with the help of funding in the program Neustart Kultur / #TakeAction, Fonds Darstellende Künste and premiere it in cooperation with Revier Südost at Bärenquell Brauerei in Schöneweide!

We had also the chance to show a night version for an outdoor stage at festival Sommerwerft in Frankfurt/Main and a day version at Lehniner Institut für Kunst und Kultur


more details about the project here...

PHOTO: Andreas Kermann
PHOTO: Andreas Kermann

new dates for 2022


a fair of words and games


April 4th  2022, 5th landing, Grundschule Friedland 

May  21st 2022, 6th landing, Neuzelle


The Aliens are coming to study the knowledge container book of humankind and research about it with words, images and movements. What moves humanity?



LeseUFO, a cooperation between the Fahrbibliothek/ Landkreis Oder-Spree, Grotest Maru and Heike Scharpff, is funded in the years 2020 and 2021 by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in the Fonds „hochdrei – Stadtbibliotheken verändern“.

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PHOTO: Andreas Kermann

new video


a fairy tale parade with vertical dance


Also a new video with impressions of  PARADA NARRNIA in a special version with vertical dance at the season opening 2021/2022 of Kleist Forum is now online:


Video PARADA NARRNIA - extended version

PHOTO: Ralf K. Lang
PHOTO: Ralf K. Lang

new videos


As part of the 25th anniversary and after 10 years of touring national and international festivals, we finally showed the full version of TIMEBANK in Berlin,  in the frame of Summer of Performance at Bärenquell Brauerei in cooperation with Revier Südost. Here you find two new  trailers and two documentary videos of the daytime and nighttime performances :


Video TIMEBANK - Trailer Day

Video TIMEBANK - Trailer Night

Video TIMEBANK - Documentation Day

Video TIMEBANK - Documentation Night


Open Training


New format for performers of the network and interested artists.

We research the performativ principles of our work!



date coming soon!!

please register if you are interested:

latest projects







The KuLe Book is still available!


With numerous images of interventions in public space, early street theatre actions, actual pictures and pics of the beginnings of Grotest Maru and interesting articles of Grotest Maru members.


More information here:

Program Dedications

The KuLe Book

on facebook








Erinnerungslabor / Storytelling Laboratory

Spreepark 2019
The film is ready!!!!
Ole Jacobs created and edited a documentation film in collaboration with Grotest Maru.



Homo Botanicus dancing with plants

site specific special at Spreepark Berlin


Spaziert ins Grün! OPEN AIR THEATER Labor

September 2020

6 Stations with productions of Berlin Street Theatre Artistis


MORE IN 2021!!!


 Landpartie 2020
Church meets bus stop - places of encounter


A journey of discovery through the Uecker-Randow-Tal in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and encounters with the expressionist artist Paul Holz, talking bus stops, sounding churches, sunken manor houses and Huguenot tobacco farmers.


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