Home Sweet Home

Upstart Theatre in London had the pleasure of working with Fairbeats Music, Action for Refugees in Lewisham, Refugee Action Kingston and Love to Learn Homework Club on a song writing project […]



As part of PHONE HOME’s contribution to Refugee Week, Upstart Theatre’s Tom Mansfield and filmmaker Rebecca Kenyon interviewed members of Write To Life, the writing group run by Freedom From Torture. […]



Three cities, three theatres, one performance Τρεις πόλεις, τρία θέατρα, μία παράσταση Drei Städte, drei Theater, eine Performance Texts / Κείμενα / Texte Γιάννης Καλαβριανός / Yannis Kalavrianos, Έρι Κύργια […]

On writing letters

Michael Sommer, artistic director of Phone Home Germany, on electronic communication and the political discourse on the ‘refugee crisis’ in Germany. Shortly after email was invented, two things became obvious: […]

Perception and Trust

Theatre Exercises for Intercultural Workshops By Andreas Bachmair, Amsterdam, 29th January 2016 The following exercises are ideas for building an intercultural theatre workshops like the ones taking place in the […]

Μικρή Μπλε Κουκίδα

[read this post in English] Στις 14 Φεβρουαρίου 1990, το διαστημόπλοιο Voyager τράβηξε αυτή τη φωτογραφία από έξι δισεκατομμύρια χιλιόμετρα μακριά. Ο φυσικός και συγγραφέας Carl Sagan υποστήριξε ότι οι […]

Αφήνοντας Ίχνη

[read in English] Η Γερμανία δεν είναι μία αναπτυσσόμενη χώρα από πληθυσμιακή πλευρά. Για δεκαετίες, ο πληθυσμός της μάλλον μειώνεται παρά αυξάνεται. Με τους νόμους της λογικής επομένως, θα έπρεπε […]

Ίσως πολύ…

[read in English] Μεγαλώνεις στην Ελλάδα. Μαθαίνεις να είσαι περήφανος και να εκτιμάς την κληρονομιά σου. Αγαπάς την κουλτούρα, την ιστορία, τους ανθρώπους και τον ήλιο. Μοιάζει να πιστεύεις ότι […]


Antonia Pütz

Antonia Pütz (choreographer and costume designer) holds diplomas in Stage Dance (Hochschule für Bühnentanz Leipzig) and Physiotherapy (Diakonisches Institut für soziale Berufe Dornstadt). During her career as soloist at Theater […]

Michael Sommer

Michael Sommer was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1976. After completing his MPhil in European Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, he started his theatre career in Berlin. During […]

Tom Mansfield

Tom is Artistic Director of Upstart Theatre. He trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London, and at Birmingham University. He previously worked as Youth Theatre […]