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Young IDEA

We are a network of young artists and theater educators!

Young IDEA is a department of IDEA responsible for creating projects for young theatre practitioners, children, and teenagers. Young IDEAs past projects that happened before and during big international IDEA Congresses have brought together many young people from all over the world, who worked together on performances and played at the congress. In 2018 we tried a new route and brought together theatre (pedagogy) students from different parts of the world. In 2020 the 1st young IDEA Lab “The power of/ within family” took place in Lomé, Togo and brought together theatre students and practitioners from 7 different countries. In July 2022 the IDEA Congress “Theater 4 all” is happening in Iceland, and we are going to be there!

our work:

the ism

(first international students meeting, Rostock/GER, May 2018)



Young IDEA Lab 1 - Togo

(Lomé/TGO, February 2020)


Young IDEA Lab 2 (congress Edition) - Iceland

July 2021

coming soon!


In 2017 in the IDEA Elections in Evora, Portugal; Marion Küster was elected director of Young IDEA.  Marion Küster, is a board Member since 2010 and has worked in different committees. Since 2018, in the EO Meeting in Amsterdam, the IDEA board elected Nefeli Angeloglou for the position of director of Young IDEA too, the idea behind the double filling of the position is to combine experience and innovation. Nefeli as a young Theatre pedagogue from Greece, living and working in Germany and Marion as a professor of theatre pedagogy represent both.

In the IDEA Elections of 2020 Kathrin Goosses was elected as a co-director to Nefeli Angeloglou continuing the double directorship of young IDEA. Kathrin Goosses is a theatre pedagogue based in Berlin who worked on the ism and the young IDEA Lab 1.


Every 4-year-election there will be a change in the board of IDEA

The directors of young IDEA 2017-2020

Prof. Marion Küster 

Nefeli Angeloglou

The directors of Young IDEA 2020-2024

Nefeli Angeloglou

Kathrin Goosses

Soon there will be more information about the Young IDEA team.

Young IDEA team Togo.jpg

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