The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT (WTTI) is the appointed research centre of the International Theatre Institute, the World Organisation for the Perfoming Arts.
It was founded by the artistic director Dr. Jurij Alschitz as AKT-ZENT International Theatre Centre Berlin to establish post-graduate courses for theatre practitioners with the aim to connect training, research and artistic production. Over the years, Dr Jurij Alschitz established a teaching and rehearsal practice called “Training as Method” and formed a team of teachers, who works worldwide.
Today, the WTTI works exclusively towards the innovation of theory and practice of theatre training. All seminars, masterclasses 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.
The World Theatre Training Institute enters a new era of educational practice with a range of innovative projects. The scientific focus lies in the development of the artist’s “self-education” and “self-creation” based on the concept of the “homo creativus” and on the understanding of a “holistic theatre”.