In 2017, Mareike founded the children’s theatre company აიწონა დაიწონა (AITSONA-DAITSONA) – together with the Georgian artists and activists Mariam Gabritchidze, Lili Mamulashvili and Natia Kavtaradze. AITSONA-DAITSONA is Georgia’s first emancipatory theatre for children. Together with a team of six actresses and actors, AITSONA-DAITSONA is bringing new, emancipatory plays for children to schools and communities centres all over Georgia. AITSONA-DAITSONA is following the example of the renowned GRIPS Theater in Berlin. Two plays by GRIPS theatre’s founder Volker Ludwig are part of AITSONA-DAITSONA’s repertoire and they were thrilled when Volker Ludwig came to visit them in Tbilisi in 2017.
The company is curently performing three plays – two adaptations of plays by Volker Ludwig “სახლობანა” (original title “Mannomann”) and “შავი ნისლი” (original title “Dicke Luft”) and their own play “თამაში”. So far, around 1000 children have seen their plays. Apart from performances at schools and community centres, they have also been invited to Tskaltubo Art Festival, Goethe Institute Tbilisi, Knowledge Cafe Tsnori, Silk Museum, Mzuri open air theatre and others. In 2017 and 2018 they received kind support from DVV International.
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სახლობანა (orginal title “Mannomann” by Volker Ludwig)