- 10 Oct. '19
Open call for Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2020Stückemarkt is looking for new forms of authorship and innovative theatre languages. Both authors and theatre collectives can apply in this international competition. Theatertreffen will take place from 1-17 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany.Under the heading 'Against Separation', Stückemarkt is looking for works from all parts of the world that explore the concept of solidarity from a perspective of art and aesthetics. What could our drafts for an open, equitable coexistence look like? How could they be expanded into the future?
Various forms of authorship lead to a theatre piece, therefore submissions can include plays and projects – e.g. site-specific projects, theatrical interventions, narrative spaces – as well as performances that are based on documentary material and located on the interface of different artistic disciplines. Stückemarkt is particularly interested in young authors and artists who explore new narrations and perspectives and develop innovative artistic languages.
From the submissions the Stückemarkt jury of renowned international artists will select a total of five texts/ performances. These works will be presented as part of the Berlin Theatertreffen in May 2020 in a format that is fitting for their artistic form.
Commission of work
One of the invited artists or groups will be awarded a commission of work, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb). The commission entails 10,000 euros for the realisation of a new production at a partner theatre in Germany.
Deadline for applications: 17 November 2019
Jury decision: mid-February 2020
Types of work that are eligible for submission are plays and projects. The submitted work may not be older than 1.5 years at the time of the application.
Visit the Berliner Festspiele website for detailed information about the application process and requirements, and to start your application.
Every year in May Theatertreffen, the most important German theatre festival, convenes theatre makers, journalists and guests from around the globe in Berlin. Since 1978 the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt has been has been an integral part of Theatertreffen: a festival to discover unknown playwrights. As the oldest initiative for promoting contemporary playwriting in the German-speaking theatre, it has been successfully engaged in the long-term development of playwrights and is a forum for exchange between international playwrights, theatre-makers, festival curators, publishers and critics. In 2012, Stückemarkt began a process of opening itself to a contemporary concept of authorship and is looking for new forms of authorship and innovative theatre languages today.
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