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Peter Müller (Theater Handgemenge)

I have been working as freelence since 1990, mainly as a Actor and manager of the "Theater Handgemenge".
In 1993 I moved to Mecklenburg. From 1993 until 2000 I was an actor at the Kammertheater Neubrandenburg (this theatre was merged in 2000, which made it impossible to continue our concept. Since then it has been performed by the Neustrelitz Theatre. Independent artists may be able to rent the theatre hall - but this would not be profitable).
After that I worked exclusively as an independent artist in Germany - Europe - and worldwide.

How are projects financed?
I/we finance our projects, including technology and equipment, as far as possible ourselves, with the possible participation of other theatres.
In rare cases, I have received project funding, such as from the city of Potsdam in 2019. These project grants usually cover about 5-10% of the production costs.
In the case of projects funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (this has so far concerned 1 overall project), this proportion was higher.
In 2020, I received project funding from the Fonds darstellende Künste for the first time, which covered about 70% of the costs of the project.

Funding by the State of Mecklenburg
Since 2007, all applications for project funding have been rejected without giving reasons.
There has been no financial support from the city of Neubrandenburg so far.

Performance opportunities in Mecklvenburg
These have largely ceased to exist for about 15 years. Due to mergers of theatres and the cancellation of funding, there is hardly any fee money left.
In Mecklenburg, subsidies are increasingly being given to projects that could largely support themselves financially, so-called lighthouses. (Major projects and major events such as the Mecklenburg Festival, Störtebecker, etc.) Funding for experiments, or socially relevant themes by independent artists, is therefore only possible on a supra-regional basis.

Therefore, I generally aim for performances and projects in Germany - Europe - and worldwide.

Performances in:
several times in France, Spain, several times in Belgium, Italy, Hungary, several times in Poland, several times in the Czech Republic, Denmark, several times in Switzerland, several times in Austria, several times in Serbia, Scotland, several times in England, several times in Iran, Canada, Japan, Ireland, several times in Greece, several times in India, Sri Lanka, Honduras, several times in Slovakia, Nicaragua, several times in Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, several times in the USA, several times in Liechtenstein, several times in Turkmenistan, Turkey, several times in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, several times in Croatia, Algeria, several times in Colombia


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