Festival of International New Drama with a focus on faith and religion

Since the Schaubühne Berlin established the Festival of International New Drama in 2000, it has strongly contributed to enhancing relations between theatres around the world. With a newly modified concept, the 11th edition of the festival has placed more focus on promoting new talent in this field. As in previous years, the ten-day festival had playwrights, directors and actors develop new plays and present their contemporary pieces in guest performances, world premieres, studio performances and writers’ projects. For the first time, fifty acting and directing students from various countries have been invited to the festival where they participated in master classes, met artists at the festival, and addressed current issues of international drama in scenic studies, analyses and discussions. The Schaubühne had chosen “faith and religion” as the theme of this year’s F.I.N.D.11 – subjects which many international artists are exploring. The guest performances included “Noli me tangere” by Jean-Francois Sivadier and “Shukshin’s Stories” by Alvis Hermanis. The Israeli director Yael Ronen presented her current production “Science Fiction & Religion” as part of a workshop presentation, and the Spanish director Rodrigo Garcia had been invited to work with actors of the Schaubühne’s ensemble to develop a play about faith, superstition and the sins of humanity.

Artistic director: Thomas Ostermeier
Artists: Cilla Back (FIN), Rodrigo García (RA), Ofira Henig (IL), Alvis Hermanis (LV),
Wajdi Mouawad (CA), Yael Ronen (IL), Kirill Serebrennikov (RUS), Jean-François Sivadier (F) and fifty international actors and directing students from Germany, France and Russia

Venue and schedule:
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, 3 – 13 Mar. 2011


Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

Kurfürstendamm 153

10709 Berlin

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