Berliner Festspiele / Theatertreffen Stückemarkt / Worldwide Open Call for New Theatre Texts and Performances
Open Call Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2019
Dear theatre makers, artists and playwrights,
the open call for Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2019 has just started and for the first time in our 40 year history, we are inviting artists worldwide to submit their latest theatre text or performance. 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. We are particularly interested in young authors and artists who explore new narrations and perspectives and develop innovative artistic languages. From among the submissions Stückemarkts jury of renowned international artists will select a total of five texts/performances to be presented as part of Theatertreffen 2019.
This year’s Stückemarkt jury are: Mette Ingvartsen (choreographer and dancer, Brussels), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (playwright, New York), Amir Reza Koohestani (director and playwright, Teheran), Wiebke Puls (actress, Munich) and Maria Nübling (dramaturge and head of Stückemarkt, Berlin).
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 Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt has been an integral part of the festival. 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.
We would be very happy, if you could please pass on the open call to playwrights and artists who might be interested in submitting their work. You’ll find more information about the application criteria in the open call on our website both in German and English.
Thank you very much and with kind regards