Mascha Erbelding is the director of the of the Sammlung Puppentheater / Schaustellerei des Münchner Stadtmuseums (Puppet Theatre / Fairground Attractions Collection). She studied dramaturgy, comparative literature and history at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding / Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, at the FU Berlin and at the Université Rennes II. Her diploma thesis on „Mit dem Tod spielt man nicht. Funktion und Gestalt des Todes im Figurentheater des 20. Jahrhunderts“ (One Does Not Play with Death. Function and Form of Death in Twentieth-Century Century Puppet Theatre) was published in 2006. She is the artistic and organisational director of the Munich International Puppet Theatre Festival “Wunder.” and the „KUCKUCK“ festival for children 0-5. Since 2007 she has been a member of the editorial board of the puppet theatre magazine double. She contributed to the „Compendium of German artistic puppet theater 1900-1945“ (edited by Manfred Wegner in 2019).
Wolfram P. Kastner is an independent artist, researcher and and curator. He studied art, psychology, history and politics at the Munich university. He shows art in public spaces, which interferes and sometimes disturbs: art that makes visible what is otherwise invisible. His art usually causes reflection and discussion, contradiction, but also bans, death threats and court processes. In addition to interventions and actions in public on current and historical topics such as exclusion, violence and war, installations, objects and satirical, beautiful and sometimes angry pictures, drawings, objects, photos, etc. Exhibitions, installations and actions since 1980 between Berlin and Vienna, Budapest, Hamburg, Munich, Salzburg, Rotterdam. 2005 German Jewish History Award/Arthur Obermayer Foundation/Boston, 2005 “Nothing to see?”against the so-called “Judensau” sculptures at German churches, 2007 “Terrible Paths” project to commemorate the death march of Hungarian Jews in April 1945, 2008 “Unheard Music”, art project in memory of Jewish musicians and composers, 2011 Prize of the International Auschwitz Committee, 2022 Upright Walk Award, Humanist Union Germany