- 12 Jun. → 16 Jun. '19Graz, Austria
Dutch and Flemish theatre at DramatikerInnenfestival 2019This year’s edition of the annual DramatikerInnenfestival in Graz, Austria will include a special focus on theatre from the Lowlands. The event will feature staged readings of six theatre texts originally written in Dutch.The readings are aimed at German-speaking theatre professionals (directors, dramaturgs, press, publishers) and will give the authors a chance to discuss their work and do some international networking. Also on the festival programme are two plays from the Lowlands for the general public.
The DramatikerInnenfestival is a partnership between uniT and Schauspielhaus Graz and takes place in Graz from 12-16 June 2019. The staged readings are organised in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Literature and Flanders Arts Institute. In 2018 the organising partners first travelled to the festival with a number of Flemish and Dutch theatre makers and dramaturgs to explore possible collaborations. From a longlist of texts from Flanders and the Netherlands, the Austrian organisers chose five pieces to present at the festival’s next edition. An external jury member also selected one of the nominees for the Toneelschrijfprijs 2018 for a reading at the festival.
Selected theatre texts
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June, the following texts will be presented:
‘Take a Left at the Canal’ (‘Bij het kanaal naar links’) – Alex van Warmerdam
MEN. The Revised Opinion (‘MEN. de mening herzien’) – BOG.
Aperçu de l´inconnu – Michael Bijnens
Us/Them (‘Wij / Zij’) – Carly Wijs
‘True Colors’ – Maaike Bergstra
‘The Nation’ – Eric De Vroedt (winner of the Toneelschrijfprijs 2018 and directly selected)
Besides this focus on the Lowlands aimed at professionals, the DramatikerInnenfestival has also decided to include two productions for the general public: ‘Conversation with the Rain’ (‘Gesprek met de regen’) by Stijn Devillé (het nieuwstedelijk) and ‘The Automated Sniper’ by Julian Hetzel (Frascati Theater Amsterdam).
In addition, earlier this year uniT organised a workshop led by renowned translator Peter Waterhouse aimed at introducing playwrights from all countries involved to each other’s work and cultural context. Taking part alongside several Austrian writers were Benjamin Van Tourhout (BE), Annet Bremen (NL), Iona Daniel (NL) and Timen Jan Veenstra (NL).
Check out the PDF at the bottom of this page for the full festival programme. For more information about DramatikerInnenfestival 2019, visit their website.
Find out more about Dutch and Flemish playwrights
As part of this promotional project Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Arts Institute and Flanders Literature worked on an online dossier. ‘Theatre Texts from the Lowlands’ features an introductory essay by Peter Anthonissen on Flemish theatre today and a ‘Who’s Who’ with profiles of contemporary playwrights as well as a few translated excerpts from their work. In a future phase, the partners will continue to promote contemporary Dutch-language drama texts in French language areas, in close collaboration with Maison Antoine Vitez.
- 20 Jun. → 23 Jun. '19Terschelling, the NetherlandsIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, landscape arts festival Oerol organises an international visitors' programme. The international visitors' programme runs from 20-23 June 2019 on the island of Terschelling, the Netherlands.
- 27 Jun. → 28 Jun. '19Rotterdam, the NetherlandsIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, conference and festival inJazz organises an international visitors' programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international presenters. The event and visitors' programme take place on 27 & 28 June 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- 4 Jul. → 7 Jul. '19Amsterdam, the NetherlandsFor the third year in a row, Dutch Performing Arts partners up with dance festival Julidans. The festival organises an international visitors' programme to present a wide range of Dutch productions and premieres to international presenters.
- 5 Jul. → 7 Jul. '19Amsterdam, the NetherlandsPart of a first-time collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Amsterdam Roots Festival organises an international visitors' programme. The festival takes place from 2-10 July 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- 12 Jul. → 21 Jul. '19Cividale del Friuli, ItalyIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, Italian performing arts festival Mittelfest spotlights the work of three Dutch artists and music groups. The festival takes place from 12-21 July 2019 in Cividale del Friuli, Italy.
- 22 Jul. → 5 Aug. '19Venice, ItalyDutch Performing Arts proudly powers three Netherlands-based theatre companies and artists who are part of the International Theatre Festival at the Venice Biennale 2019. Theater Artemis, Club Gewalt and Julian Hetzel are part of a Dutch focus programme, with multiple performances in July and August 2019.
- 7 Aug. → 10 Aug. '19's-Hertogenbosch, the NetherlandsIn collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Arts Institute, Theaterfestival Boulevard invites theatre professionals to its international visitors' programme. The international visitors' programme takes place from 7-10 August 2019 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.
- 30 Aug. → 31 Aug. '19Reitdiepdal Groningen, the NetherlandsDutch Performing Arts and ZomerJazzFietsTour continue their close collaboration to present Dutch work, musicians and bands to international music presenters. The international visitors' programme takes place on 30 & 31 August 2019 in Reitdiepdal Groningen, the Netherlands,
- 6 Sep. → 8 Sep. '19Utrecht, the NetherlandsIn collaboration wih Dutch Performing Arts, Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2019 organises an international visitors' programme for music presenters. The visitors' programme takes place from 6-8 September 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
- 20 Sep. → 29 Sep. '19Moscow, RussiaDutch theatre for young audiences returns once more at international festival Gavroche, with the support of Dutch Performing Arts. After having programmed a number of Dutch productions in 2013, the festival will present another eight Dutch youth theatre productions during its 13th edition.
- 25 Sep. → 28 Sep. '19Part of a brand-new collaboration with music venue Bimhuis, this year's location for festival 12 Points, the 13th festival edition features a fringe programme with Netherlands-based artists. Dutch Performing Arts powers the fringe programme as well an international visitors' programme that takes place during the festival.