TheaterTreffen > Stückemarkt: “What happens after the protest?” – Open Call 2019

Since 1978 Stückemarkt has been an integral part of Theatertreffen. As the oldest initiative for promoting contemporary playwriting in German-speaking countries – and as of 2012 also performance art – it has been successfully engaged in the long-term support and development of playwrights and performance artists for over 40 years. Stückemarkt is a forum for exchange between international playwrights, performance artists, theatre-makers, festival curators, publishers and critics. 

Under the heading “What happens after the protest?” Stückemarkt is searching for work that goes beyond descriptions of a status quo, imagines possible futures and seeks new forms of artistic-activist interference. For the first time Stückemarkt is asking artists worldwide to submit work addressing questions that go further than romanticizing revolts but rather pursue the question of what other worlds could possibly look like.

Stückemarkt’s jury of renowned international artists will select a total of five texts/performances from among the submissions.

One of the invited playwrights/performance groups will be awarded the Stückemarkt commission, funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb). The comission consists of the opportunity to realize a production at a theatre in Germany. 


- theatre makers from all over the world can apply;

- they should be at the beginning of their careers

- every theatre maker can only submit one play or performance the submitted work may not be older than one and a half years at the time of the application

- theatres, publishing houses, universities and academies can also submit plays / performances 

Deadline: 11 November 2018

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