Manfred Beilharz, founder of the Theatre Biennale NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE (together with Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler) at Staatstheater Wiesbaden, announces his new team of Artistic Directors for the next edition of the festival: Ann-Marie Arioli, festival dramaturge and currently working at the Theatre Chur (Switzerland), the Frankfurt writer and journalist Peter Michalzik and Manfred Beilharz are the Artistic directors of the next edition of NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE.
Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler remain connected to the festival.
The theatre biennale NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE takes place between 19th – 29th June 2014 at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
See you in 2014!
A successful Theatre-Biennale 2012 came to an end.
7.800 spectators visited 54 shows of 31 new European plays from 25 countries as well as the many additional events.
We say THANK YOU and farewell.
The next Biennale is definitely approaching!
Summer is THE time for travelling. How about taking a trip through Europe this year? From Latvia to Hungary and on via Great Britain, Russia and Belgium to Romania and Iceland? This exciting itinerary awaits you on the banks of the Rhine. From 19 to 29 June, NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE from all over Europe.
NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE is the largest international festival dedicated exclusively to productions of contemporary plays in their original languages. The focus is on authors and their texts. For 11 days the stages of Wiesbaden and Mainz will serve as an observation deck over Europe. And the festival tent in the Warmer Damm park will become a hub for idea sharing and heated debate – in a polyphony of languages, Polish writers will meet up with theatergoers from Mainz, Icelandic actors will unite with students from Wiesbaden and Turkish directors will get together with German lighting designers to discuss the festival performances or simply to shake a leg together on the dance floor.
The programme of additional events puts the invited productions into a greater context. With introductions to the plays, post-show discussions, panels and lectures by artists, scholars and publishers on Europe’s most pressing topics as well as author readings, DJ nights and concerts, the Theatre Biennale once again aims to be an opulent European celebration for the body and senses. It’s going to be exciting and exhilarating – so come join us on our expedition! We look forward to welcoming you.
The Audience Award of the Biennale 2012 went to the Russian prodution MURDERER | UBIJZA by Alexander Moltschanow.
On the second place was the Croatian play I HATE THE TRUTH | MRZIM ISTINU by Oliver Frljić.
The third place went to the Bulgarian production RECOIL | OTKAT by Zachary Karabashliev.
Congratulations to the winners!
The Translator´s price, donated by the Wiesbadener Kurier, went to Matthias Knoll for his translation of BLACK MILK | MELNAIS PIENS by Alvis Hermanis from Latvian to German.