The Exile Ensemble is a platform for professional artists who have been forced to live in exile. Since November 2016 up to seven actors from Syria, Palestine and Afghanistan have been working as part of this platform at the Maxim Gorki Theatre.
With the support of the Federal Cultural Foundation, the LOTTO Foundation Berlin and the Stiftung Mercator, these young performers are continuing to pursue their professions over two seasons at the Gorki: with ongoing dramaturgical support they develop projects and evenings of performance in Studio Я, appear in Gorki productions and engage with different styles of performance through master classes with renowned theatre-makers.
Since 2019 Maryam Abu Khaled, Karim Daoud, Mazen Aljubbeh and Kenda Hmeidan are also part of the Gorki Ensemble.
The Exil Ensemble was supported with funds from the Federal Cultural Foundation, the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin, the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Stiftung Mercator from 2016 - 2018.
Since 2019, the Exil Ensemble is supported by the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa