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︎︎︎ASSITEJ Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera / Svizra
︎︎︎Network & Projects
︎︎︎Executive Board
︎︎︎Annual reports

ASSITEJ Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera / Svizra

The ASSITEJ Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera / Svizra:

  • promotes, supports and networks professional artists in the field of dance and theatre for a young audience as well as theatres, production sites and venues.

  • promotes the UN proclaimed right of the child "to participate freely in cultural and artistic life”

  • is a professional association dedicated to the promotion and development of professional dance and theatre for a young audience in Switzerland

  • stimulates discussion and reflection on Theatre for a young audience in all its diversity and works for its recognition in society

  • supports initiatives and objectives of its members towards political, cultural and educational authorities at national, cantonal and municipal level

  • works closely with cultural organisations, associations and venues in Switzerland and abroad

  • is committed to incorporating culture in general and theatre and dance for a young audience in particular into everyday school life
  • develops arguments for cultural and aesthetic education

  • supports artists and cultural workers, teachers and political decision-makers in their commitment to cultural education

  • is the partner of interest for political decision-makers in cities and cantons

  • was founded as astej - association suisse du théâtre pour l'enfance et la jeunesse in 1972 in Neuchâtel as the Swiss section of ASSITEJ INTERNATIONAL, founded in 1965. Since November 2014, the association bears the quadrilingual name ASSITEJ.

  • recognised by the Federal Office of Culture, but is since 2014 no longer financially supported.

Network & Projects

The professional association ASSITEJ Switzerland / Suisse / Svizzera /Svizra is connected nationally and internationally and cooperates with cultural organisations, associations and venues as:

Executive Board

Robert Baranowski (*1981)
actor, drama teacher, theatre coach

Luzius Engel (*1978)
drama teacher, actor, dancer, director, co-director Grosse Halle Reitschule Bern –

Golda Eppstein (*1969)
freelance theatre maker, head of the theatre studio Golda Eppstein –

Petra Fischer (*1963)
dramaturge, drama teacher and curator, Theater Chur, Fanfaluca-Festival etc.

Heinz Gubler (*1947)
director & filmmaker, director of the theatre Gub-Company, lecturer at HSA Lucerne

Christoph Hebing (*1957)
theatre teacher, actor & director, founder of Junge Bühne Bern –

Sinje Homann (*1973)
cultural manager, theatre teacher, head of CAS Teaching Artist at the Art University Bern (HKB)

Myrtha Lanz
business economist FH and owner of a cultural trust office

Laura Leupi (*1996)
theatre creator & student MA Theatre Studies, co-founder of the Tempofoif collective, course director of the PurPur Children's Theatre, OK member of the Grätsche Young Theatre Festival, co-presidency of the Blickfelder Festival Association –

Gabi Mojzes (*1969)
cultural worker, dramaturg, translator, lecturer at the ZHdK

Björn Reifler (*1978)
Lecturer for theatre pedagogy, director, author & musical performer –

Manuela Runge (*1973)
theatre and dance pedagogue, co-director of theatre pedagogy at the Schauspielhaus Zurich –

Fabienne Trüssel
actress, speaker, director and workshop leader, Member SBKV –


Download Statutes ASSITEJ Switzerland in German (PDF)

Annual reports

Download annual report 2019/20 (PDF)
Download annual report 2018/19 (PDF)


Download Logo ASSITEJ
Download Jahresbericht 2018/19 (PDF)