New plays sought for the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Theatertreffen (€ 7,000 prize)

The Stückemarkt of the Berliner Theatertreffen is looking for innovative theatre languages and diverse forms of authorship. They invite theatre makers from all parts of Europe to apply by submitting their latest plays. Theatre texts and finished productions can be submitted, the medium of language should be a main aspect of the work.

The Stückemarkt’s jury of artists will select a total of five works from among the submissions. These plays will be presented within the programme of the Theatertreffen, in a format that corresponds with their form – as staged readings, performances, lectures, site-specific formats etc.

What to submit:  In the midst of social upheaval, Stückemarkt, as a venue for critical-aesthetic discourse, explicitly investigates the political aspect of writing. They expressly welcome pieces that deal with the description of a complex diversity of society with the aim of rendering the world tangible, that jar with prevailing conditions, that ask questions or construct alternative visions of the future. The possibilities of being an author in a radically impossible reality are at the focus of their interest.

What you get:  In cooperation with the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education), the Stückemarkt will bestow a commission of work to one of the invited artists or groups. This commission includes prize money of € 7,000 and will be awarded in a participatory procedure. It also includes the production of a new work at a theatre in Germany.

How to apply:  Detailed information about the applications for the Stückemarkt 2017 can be found here: 
Stückemarkt: Open Call 2017 [PDF, 64 KB]

To apply, please fill out the registration form [PDF, 1.5 MB] .

Deadline: 1 December 2016

Source: Berliner Festspiele

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