The Theater o.N. emerged from the legendary theatre "Zinnober", which was founded in 1980 by theatre makers and moved into a shop at Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. For a long time it was the only free theatre in the GDR. Since 2010, puppeteers, directors, musicians and writers have been working together under the name Theater o.N.. The small theatre has set up its stage with 60 seats in the Berlin room of a Berlin apartment in an old building with access to the street.
With its works, Theater o.N. creates cultural offers for people of all ages and regardless of their social or cultural background. Dagmar Domrös and Vera Strobel have been the artistic directors since 2012 - supported by Doreen Markert since 2013.
For children's and youth theatre, Theater o.N. has been researching and developing the genre of theatre from the very beginning (from the age of 2) and, with its productions and the biennial "FRATZ - International Theatre Festival for Very Young Audiences" in Germany and internationally, sets artistic impulses for this form of theatre. In 2014, the ensemble was awarded the George Tabori Prize for this work.
Since its foundation, Theater o.N. has been working with the approach of biographical theatre and has developed the majority of its productions without textual models. In his participative projects in Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf, the artists also apply this method to their work with children and young people.
Body-focused play and a kind of fantastic realism, an own development of the biographical method and the object and puppet theatre are the characteristics of the productions of the Theater o.N.. With these means, the ensemble conducts its aesthetic research - in the works for the youngest as well as for its adult audience.