World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT / ITI

The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT works exclusively for the innovation of theory and practice of theatre training. All seminars, master-classes and lectures in any country are considered as part of the permanent World Theatre Training Laboratory. They are giving birth to exercises and methods to be published in the World Theatre Training Library. Since 2020, research results are conveyed to theatre artists worldwide through a broad range of compact and long-term courses at the newly established Online Theatre Academy, which has been set up and run by the institute’s international Team of Teachers.

The world is entering a new, rapid, stage of its development, in which the distribution of new information technologies assumes the character of a global knowledge revolution. This so-called noosphere is determining the motion of an entirely new type of society and has impact upon how artists relate and act within it.

The artistic director Dr. Jurij Alschitz enters with the World Theatre Training Institute a new era of educational practice with a range of innovative projects. They reflect the findings of Quantum Training for Theatre and a holistic cognition of artists and educators.

In previous research programmes the WTTI has developed the first full-scale curriculum for the M.A. “Teaching Professional Theatre Practice”, which has been implemented in international pilot programmes.

With the experimental hybrid programme “ALthattheatre” Jurij Alschitz and his team have explored methods of spherical education and knowledge resonance. The emphasis on specific learning algorithms with high impact foresees an intensive contact phase leading to self-empowerment through the competence of self-education and self-creation, with the effect of reducing time and saving financial resources; furthermore, reaching students in every region of the world.

The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT, ITI research centre - is an active member of the ITI / UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts - accepts proposals for cooperation from all ITI centres and committees - invites artists to participate in the learning opportunities offered.

The World Theatre Training Institute has launched its own hybrid theatre platform for online education as a complementary tool for any new programme addressing learners world-wide.

The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT accepts proposals for cooperation from all ITI centres and committees.


Artistic Director
Dr. Jurij Alschitz: akt.zent(at)

Programme Director
Christine Schmalor: akt.zent(at)


Texts on research
A New Face
The Path to a Holistic Theatre ITI-UNESCO Network conference2018


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