Peter Stamer

works as director, performer, mentor, and curator in the field of contemporary theatre and performance. During his theatre studies in the 90ies he worked as dance dramaturge at Nationaltheater Mannheim, in 2001 he was appointed curator for theory at Tanzquartier Vienna.
Based in Berlin since 2008, Peter has created the research environment PRACTICE in 2008 and curated two editions of the festival Tanznacht Berlin in 2008 and Tanznacht Berlin_The Village 2010. Together with Silke Bake he conceived and curated the NU Performance Festival Tallinn in 2011 on the occasion of Tallinn Cultural Capital 2011.
In the recent years he has been working as mentor and coach at AMCh Amsterdam, HZT Berlin, PARTS Brussels, ZHDK Zurich, NCDB Bucharest, OFFTA Montréal, CCD Workstation Beijing, Impulstanz Vienna, Tanzquartier Vienna, or A.PASS Brussels where he is regularly engaged as dedicated and personal mentor and workshop leader.
Peter’s performance and theatre projects take on strategies of story-telling and dialogic improvisation. His recent stage works include a.o. the performance For Your Eyes Only (with Sybrig Dokter and Andreas Müller) or the performative installation 26 Letters To Deleuze which was presented at EMPAC Troy/New York (with Alain Franco and Jörg Laue) in 2014. With Diego Agullo a.o. he developed the site-specific social installation The Waiting Room recently being performed in 2014 in Leipzig.
Together with Silke Bake a.o. he has been conceiving the international building-performance-project A Future Archeology for Berlin, Vienna, and Cairo in 2013 which will be followed by the book How To Collaborate? assembling contributions from a conference he and Bake organized in 2014 together with Interweaving Performance Cultures at Free University Berlin.
He collaborates regularly with the Viennese theatre group toxic dreams with which he realized a.o. a series of theatre shows called The Big Event 1-3 on Kennedy’s assassination in 2012/2013 or the live radio play There’s a rumble in the jungle in autumn 2014. In summer 2015, toxic dreams and Peter will present The Circus of Life A-Z at Tanzquarter Vienna.
As dramaturg he recently collaborated with Daniel Kok on his PIIGS project (presented at Maxim-Gorki-Theater, Berlin 2015) and Luanda Casella on her enduring story-telling project First is the Worst (passaporta festival, Brussels 2015). On the occassion of the residency program Flausen 2015 he collaborates for the first time with friendly fire.