Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2020 by Berliner Festspiele – Open Call 2020 (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 can they be expanded into the future? What exactly is an act of solidarity? What would a society where solidarity no longer exists look like? What happens when individuals no longer believe in the big picture, when the private has replaced the public sphere? And: Who owes what to whom exactly?

The Stückemarkt’s jury of renowned international artists will select a total of five works from among the submissions. 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 Euro for the realisation of a new production at a partner theatre in Germany. The partner theatre for the implementation of the 2020 commission of work is Schauspiel Dortmund under its artistic director Julia Wissert, who will take over the theatre from the 2020/21 season.

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. The organisers are particularly interested in young authors and artists who explore new narrations and perspectives, creating innovative, world-building languages.

Deadline: 17 November 2019

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