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The UTE 2015 Summer Newsletter now released!


News from the Union
  
               of Theatres of Europe 


UTE General Assembly | Rome

On the 6th and 7th June 2015, UTE member representatives will gather in Rome to attend the General Assembly of the UTE.
 
Held twice a year, UTE General Assemblies bring together all the UTE members’ representatives, in order to discuss and vote major decisions regarding the future of the network. UTE members decide on the allocation of the budget, discuss the content of the UTE programme, suggest activities, projects, collaborators, vote for the admission of new members and elect their new legal representatives.
 
In Rome, the General Assembly will take place at the Teatro di Roma, in the context of a special artistic programme dealing with the issue of conflicts. UTE members will be invited to attend performances and participate in a Study´s day about WWI in Italy.
More information here

An event organised by the Union of Theatres of Europe 
and the Teatro di Roma, Italy, with the support of the 
Creative Europe programme of the European Union


Programme

6th June 2015

Study´s day "Conflict Zone - WWI, Italy"
02:30 - 06:30 pm
A public event with academic specialists, artists and UTE members

L’Esposizione Universale
09:00 pm
A performance by Luigi Squarzina, diected by Piero Maccarinelli | Info
 
7th June 2015

UTE General Assembly
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
A UTE event for UTE members only
 
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TERRORisms Festival | Stuttgart

From 24th to 28th June 2015, the TERRORisms festival in Stuttgart will bring together for the first time the five productions created for the TERRORisms project. 

The festival is marking the end (for the moment!) of 2 years of collaboration between the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart (Germany), the National Theatre of Oslo (Norway), the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade (Serbia), the Habima – National Theatre of Tel Aviv (Israel) and the Comédie de Reims (France).

Its program will feature - in addition to the partner theatres´ productions - book presentations, discussion panels, installations and productions from the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart´s repertoire.

Programme 
More information about the festival
25th June

We chew on the bones of time 
By Jonas Corell Petersen
National Theatre of Oslo, Norway | info

26th June

The Dragonslayers by Milena Marković
Directed by Iva Milošević
Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade, Serbia | info

27th June

God waits at the Statioby Maya Arad
Directed by Shay Pitowski
Habima - National Theatre of Tel Aviv, Israel | info 

5 morgen by Fritz Kater
Directed by Armin Petras
Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Germany | info

28th June

La Baraque by Aiat Fayez
Directed by Ludovic Lagarde  
La Comédie de Reims, France | info 

5 morgen by Fritz Kater
Directed by Armin Petras
Schauspiel Stuttgart, Germany | info


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More information about the festival on 
     - the Schauspiel Stuttgart website
     - the Festival blog 
     - and the UTE website

With the support of the Cutlure programme of the European Union

TERRORisms E-pubication 


The festival in Stuttgart will also coincide with the launch of a brand-new E-Publication.

The TERRORisms E-Publication will bring together the texts of the five plays written for the project, as well as speeches held during conferences organized in link with the project. The texts will be published in original language, English and German; diverse materials such as dramaturgical insights, pictures and videos will also be made available within the E-publication.
 

TERRORisms Special Issue


Accompanying the whole event, a Special Issue of our CONFLICT ZONES Online Theatre Magazine specially dedicated to the project will provide insights into the works and perspectives developed throughout the project.
 
It will include dramaturgical materials, information about the project, festival and performances, but also articles, interviews and videos produced by the young European Journalists involved in the CONFLICT ZONES Online Magazine project of the UTE.

A group of young European Journalists will therefore be present all through the duration of the event, they will attend performances and write articles for the TERRORisms Special Issue. | info
 
In addition, a group of young European spectators belonging to the YPAL network (Young Performing Art Lovers) will also attend the festival and contribute to its energy by organizing meetings, discussions and workshops.

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The ISO Theatre residency | Sofia and Rome

After an artistic residency in Ludwigsburg and the presentation of their work at the Teatro di Roma in November 2013, the young actors from the ISO Theatre are getting back together again for two successive artistic residencies in Sofia and Rome. 
  • Sofia | 29 June - 5th July
The residency will take place in the context of the 2015 SMALL SEASON Festival of the Sfumato Laboratory (25 June - 5 July). Created in 2005, this annual festival provides a space for young artists to showcase their work and experiment their ideas. It has established itself as the most active forum for unconventional art in Bulgaria, bringing together artists, new audiences, theatre experts and cultural managers.
  • Rome | 6th July - 19 July
Organised in cooperation with the Teatro di Roma and the Bulgarian Institute for Culture in Rome, this residency in Rome will take place immediately after the residency in Sofia. Two cultural contexts and atmospheres, for 14 young actors from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Portugal, Palestine, Italy, Germany and France.

An event organised by the Union of Theatres of Europe, in collaboration with the Sfumato Laboratory, the Teatro di Roma, Italy and the Bulgarian Institute for Culture in Rome
With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
 
More information about the ISO Theatre and June 24-30
Discover the pictures in Rome
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The UTE Decentralized Academy | Bochum and Moscow
 
  • Bochum | Masterclass directed by Eric De Vroedt
From 17th to 22nd August 2015, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Germany, will organise a masterclass in the context of the UTE Decentralized Academy. Directed by Eric De Vroedt, the masterclass will be addressed to young actors from all over Europe.

Dutch theatre director, writer and actor Eric De Vroedt works regularly as a guest director at Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Schauspielhaus Bochum. His latest productions at the Schauspielhaus Bochum are Freitag by Hugo Claus (premiere: 15 February 2014) and Leas Hochzeit by Judith Herzberg (premiere: 16 May 2015).  
 
  • Moscow | Masterclass directed by Csaba Antal  
In August 2015, the Maly Theatre Moscow, Russia, will organise a masterclass in the context of the UTE Decentralized Academy. Directed by stage designer Csaba Antal, the masterclass will be addressed to young European and Russian theatre stage designers. They will work on Hugo von Hofmannsthal´s Elektra.

Hungarian born Csaba Antal studied set designing in Prague with Joseph Svoboda before continuing his studies in Paris at the Sorbonne University. He then became resident artist at the Katona Jozsef Theatre in Budapest, and worked for theatres such as the Comédie Française, the Théâtre de l’Odeon of Paris, the Théâtre National de Strasbourg, the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the Fondatio Teatre Lliure in Barcelona and the Baadisches Staatstheater of Karlsruhe in Germany.. He’s been a member of the Union of the Theatres of Europe since its foundation. | Info

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National Theatre of Greece
Athens, Greece
www.n-t.gr

 Open Platform
23 April – 27 May 2015

The Open Platform is a new activity of the National Theatre of Greece that provides a forum of expression for young artists and theatrical groups on stage. This action offers the opportunity for young artists aged up to 35 to present their work by providing them ideal professional conditions.
The ten groups that participate were selected after the submission and evaluation of their proposal by the National Theatre, and the best of the performances will be integrated in the repertoire of the next season.
 
Gertrud
By Hjalmar Söderberg
Directed by Margarita Gerogianni

The play is a modern drama with the middle-aged Gertrud in the center, about her relationships with three different men.
 
I am the Man
Based on Antonin Artaud’s texts 
Directed by Antonia Vasilakou

The play is based on non-edited and non-translated in Greek parts of Artaud’s work. An attempt for minimalist theater, where the physicality, styling and visual media (video projection constitute a direct and visual result.
 
The Clock
Based on the book The clock of world shows midnight by Menelaos Lountemis
Directed by Konstantinos Mpimpis

The play is about several events of the Second World War and how they may be correlated with the modern social and political system.
 
The Threat
By Artemis Moustaklidou
Theatrical Group: Lapsus
Directed by Olga Spyropoulou

The play is about the ways racism and violence have become part of our daily lives.
 
Unit of measurement for pain
Based on the books The Black Cat by John Kondulakis, The Bear and A Suicide by Michael Mitsakis
Directed by Myrto Panagou
 
The play aims to exorcise our worries and fears on human pain and the epidemic solution of suicide as an exit from our problems.
 
Satovriandou and 3rd September
By John Konstantinidis
Directed by Tasos Pirgieris and Dimitra Tampasi
 
The play is about four young people of nowadays who meet their idol, Chateaubriand, in an Athenian restaurant of 1974 and their journey in the past life of Chateaubriand in search for the meaning of social-status.
 
Lo que el mar devuelve (What the Sea Returns)
By Obeida Benavides
Directed by Margarita Amarantidi

The play is about the nature of loneliness through the story of two orphan sisters who live in an abandoned village in the middle of the sea.
 
The Gold Bug
By Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Irene Georgalaki and Alexandra Tavoulari

The play, through that innocent and mysterious story of treasure hunt, reveals the complex procedure of founding the hidden Truth.
 
Anti-gone
By Tatou

A performance based on the ancient tragedy “Antigone” by Sophocles through dancing and video-art which present the reality of nowadays.
Direction: Tatou Dede
 
A Night
Based on the play “The Night Just before the Forests” by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Directed by Antonis Maros
The play is about the lonely and isolated man of the modern society.
 
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Trojan Women
By Euripides
Directed by Sotirios Chatzakis
Premiere 3 July 2015

The Trojan Women is an anti-war tragedy. The play presents the tragic fate of the captive Trojan Women and their Queen, after the massacre of their men and the pillage of their town, who are taken away as slaves by the Spartans.
Trojan Women are also invited to perform at Beijing People’s Art Theatre, Beijing- China in August.
 
Ecclesiazusae
By Aristophanes
Premiere 4 July 2015
Directed by Yannis Mpezos

The comedy is based on a group of women who decide to take control of Athens as they believe that they can rule it better than the men do. They sneak into the Assembly, in the guise of men and vote their measure of sexual and property joint ownership.


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Yugoslav Drama Theatre
Belgrade, Serbia
www.jdp.rs

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The Broken Jug
By Heinrich von Kleist
Directed by Igor Vuk Torbica
 
The newest production by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre - classical comedy by Heinrich von Kleist The Broken Jug directed by Igor Vuk Torbica - has been invited to the 22nd International Small Scenes Theatre Festival in Rijeka, Croatia. The competition programme consists of eight productions from different European countries and The Broken Jug is planned for 3rd May.
 
The same play will take part in Dani satire Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, which has been annually organized by the Satiricno kazaliste Kerempuh in June. This year it will have its 39th edition.
 
On the 20th June, The Broken Jug will open the City Theatre Budva Festival in the Mediterranean town Budva, Montenegro. The festival´s programme features theatre, literary and music works.
 
Kleist’s entertaining and many-layered comedy is performed by first class actors and director who infused it with a lot of courage and vitality, noble cynicism and modern day sense of humour.
 
Crime and Punishment
Adapted by Andrzej Wajda after Dostoevsky
Directed by Ana Tomovic
 
The play adapted by Andrzej Wajda after Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment and directed by Ana Tomovic is going to take part in the TESZT Festival of the Euro-regional Theatre organized by the Hungarian Theatre in Timisoara, Romania on the 27th May. The festival has a rich programme designed out of Romanian, Hungarian and Serbian productions.
 
The Dragonslayers
By Milena Marković
Directed by Iva Milošević
In the context of the TERRORisms project of the UTE
 
The Yugoslav Drama Theatre will take part in prestigious Serbian Festival Sterijino pozorje, with the production The Dragonslayers by Milena Marković directed by Iva MiloÅ¡ević, presented on the 29th May. The production is selected for the competition programme of the festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
 
The Dragonslayers will also be presented in Stuttgart, on the 26th June, in the context of the TERRORisms festival organized by the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Germany. More info here.
 
 
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The artist celebrated and beloved by Belgrade audience, Robert Wilson, will give a lecture at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre on the 13th May entitled “1 Have You Been Here Before 2 No This Is The First Time”. The lecture has been agreed on, on the occasion of the Serbian premiere of his production “1914” produced by the National Theatre Prague and presented in November 2014 at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre.
 
The evening with Robert Wilson will also mark the opening of the new programme of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre “MAJSTORSKO PISMO” ("The Master Craftsmen Class") which is planned to take place on 14th, 15th and 16th May 2015. "The Master Craftsmen Class" consists in a series of four encounters with - besides Robert Wilson - directors DuÅ¡an Jovanović, Slobodan Unkovski and Dejan Mijač.

 
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Vucjak
By Miroslav Krleza
Directed by Ivica Buljan
Produced by the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia
 
After more than a two-decade long break, The Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Zagreb will perform at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre. The theatre will present an impressive four-hour production of Vucjak by Miroslav Krleza, directed by Ivica Buljan. This is also the first time Buljan collaborates with the HNK. The play has aroused interest of the audience in Zagreb as well as in Belgrade.  
 
Nora Gregor
Written and directed by Neda R. Bric
Produced by the Slovenian National Theatre, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
 
A documentary fiction about one of the most famous and sought after actresses in the twenties, Nora Gregor, was produced by The Slovenian National Theatre (SNG) in Nova Gorica, in coproduction with the Mladinsko Theatre Ljubljana, the Schauspielhaus Graz, the Il Rossetti and the Teatro stabile del Friulli Venezia Giulia in Trieste. The play Nora Gregor is written and directed by Neda R. Bric. It deals with the WWI topics and the post-war victims, speaking about the glitter-filled and misery-laced life story of Nora Gregor, as well as about the place of a woman in society. Nora Gregor is scheduled for the 16th June in YDT. 

 
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Schauspielhaus Bochum
Bochum, Germany
www.schauspielhausbochum.de
 
Leas Hochzeit [The Wedding Party]
By Judith Herzberg
Directed by Eric de Vroedt
Premiere: 16 May 2015
Next date: 22 May 2015
In the context of thE UTE CONFLICT ZONES project
 
In her play The Wedding Party, the first in a three-part family epic written in the early 80s, the Dutch playwright Judith Herzberg unfolds - using subtle humour, a fine web of fleeting encounters and snippets of conversation - the panorama of a Dutch family. At the party, they all cross: old and new relationships, ties of family and friendship, memory and the present. The Holocaust is the traumatic vanishing point of everything – the playwright, who was born in 1934, is herself a Holocast survivor. More info here
 
Some at Times Cast Light
By Kristina Buch
Installation and intervention
As part of DAS DETROIT PROJEKT
26 April 2015
 
For a whole year, the Schauspielhaus Bochum and Urbane Künste Ruhr realised a number of exceptional projects and an examination of urban strategies under the motto “This is not Detroit”.
As the conclusion of the DETROIT PROJEKT, the Schauspielhaus Bochum will present a vernissage of Kristina Buch’s project on April 26th 2015, exactly a year after the beginning of the summer festival: the opening of the Grete-Penelope-Mars-Square in Bochum-Ehrenfeld and the unveiling of the Grete-Penelope-Mars bust.
Kristina Buch has developed a piece, which will permanently remain in the city of Bochum. She has officially, in a decision taken by the city council and therefore permanently recorded in municipal records, renamed a square close to the Wiesental and given it the name of a fictional woman: the Grete-Penelope-Mars-Square on the corner of Friederikastraße and Erlenstraße. The bust of this fictional woman will be permanently placed on this square, while glowworms will be settled in the adjacent lawn. An un-monumental memorial, which calls into question apparent truths and encourages the creation of realities.
The artist, born in 1983 in Düsseldorf, was the youngest participant of dOCUMENTA(13). Her unique career – she first studied Biology, then Protestant Theology and finally Art at the Royal College of Art in London and with Rosemarie Trockel in Düsseldorf – drives her work, which often moves between different topics and genres. “Some at times cast light” is her first permanent installation.

 
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Teatrul Bulandra
Bucharest, Romania
www.bulandra.ro

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The students from the National University of Theatre and Film who have attended the "I.L. Caragiale" masterclass directed by professor Alexandru Darie will graduate this year. The Bulandra Theatre is thus offering them the possibility to present their works in the Night Laboratory program
 
  -  The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  -  Tango by SÅ‚awomir Mrożek
  -  Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  -  Miss Julie by August Strindberg
 
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Bach in showbiz
A musical performance by Alexandru Darie
In the context of the “Bulandra per Musica” program
 
Provisionally entitled Bach in showbiz, the next project of the Bulandra will tell the story of a live jazz performance.
 
Marbles
By Joseph Brodsky
Directed by Yuri Kordonsky

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Hungarian Theatre of Cluj
Cluj, Romania
www.huntheater.ro

The Jungle Book
By László Dés – Péter Geszti – Pál Békés
Directed by Zoltán Puskás
Premieret: 27 May 2015
 
The performance remakes the story of Kipling’s novel in a slightly different environment. We are in the jungle of a big town, where one can find the same „flocks” as in the jungle, where the instinct of the love of power is present, as well as the rejection of any kind of individuals who differ from the average from any point of view. So we do not see on stage animals with human properties, but people who exhibit some animal attitude, not necessarily in a pejorative sense.

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Requiem for a spy
By George Tabori
Directed by Mihai Măniuțiu
Pre-opening: 12 June 2015
 
Becket’s Vladimir and Estragon, the Marx brothers, Cruella De Vil, Buster Keaton, cabaret actors from Berlin of the twenties of the previous century, secret service agents, fake psychiatrists, feminist divas, monsters with angelic allure and angels with demonic inclinations – everyone is here, they meet, they combine, they interfere in George Tabori’s grotesque and hilarious, mind-blowing carnivalesque world.
Requiem for a Spy is a gold mine for actors. The play of roles that gets the three spies in a foolish roundabout of identity changes, entangles and bewitches the spectator. None the less, the theme of the play is by no means frivolous. One of the three super-agents who have fought side by side, along World War II, against the Nazi, seems to have betrayed, at a given moment, in order to save his own skin. One of them… but who?
 
The Shadow 
By Evgeny Shvarts
Directed by Nicky Wolcz
Pre-opening: 24 June 2015
 
The Savant, the protagonist of the play is between two loves and loses his Shadow for the wrong one. But as in all fairy-tales the magic word resets the old and resurrects the new Self… The Shadow has to find his new place and the true love will triumph by eloping ‘From that world’. Shadow and Light is accompanying us all day and they dream together at night.
 
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The Visit and Christmas at the Ivanovs presented at the Theatre Vígszínház, Budapest
The Visit (directed by Gábor Tompa) will be presented on 20 May at the Theatre Vígszínház in Budapest, and the play Christmas at the Ivanovs (directed by András Urbán) on 21 May, at the Pesti Színház.
 
The Theatre Vígszínhá, Budapest returns to Cluj
In June, the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj will host productions by Budapest’s Vígszínház. The old, established company is bringing two guest performances. Toldi (directed by Béla Paczolay) will be presented on 2nd June and The Dreamcommando (directed by János Szász) will be presented on 3rd June.
 
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The talk show series Livingroom continues at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. Using the model of the program of Hamburg's Thalia Theatre's Actor’s Studio, Livingroom is a one-hour discussion with actors, with the life of the invited artist as the starting point. The aim is the event itself, the discussion and hearing of personal stories.
On May 9, Livingroom’s guest will be Sándor Keresztes, with hosts Gábor Viola, Balázs Bodolai, Melinda Kántor, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Katalin Deák, Noémi Vajna (who will also cook for the event).

More information about Livingroom.


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Schauspielhaus Graz
Graz, Austria
www.schauspielhaus-graz.com
 
Nora Gregor
Directed by Neda Bric
Premiere: 8 May 2015
 
This international cooperation in German, Italian and Slovene focuses on Nora Gregor, who was born in Gorizia, started her career in Graz and became a black-and-white movie star in Hollywood in the 1930s. She was also known as the lover of fascist and vice-chancellor Ernst-Rüdiger Starhemberg with whom she had a child. When the war began, her career ended abruptly.
 
Bonus-Track - Farewell
Celebration gala in tribute to Anna Badora
20 June 2015
 
As Anna Badora, current director of Schauspielhaus Graz, will become leader of the Volkstheater in Vienna at the beginning of the season 2015/2016, the Schauspielhaus Graz will celebrate her directorship and wish her farewell with a gala. On this occasion, actors, guests and musicians will present a bonus-track of familiar and never-shown performances. 

 
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National Theatre of Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Luxemburg
www.tnl.lu

Penthesitlea
By Heinrich von Kleist
Directed by Stefan Mauer
Premiere: 28 April 2015
Next performances: 30 April, 5, 10, 12, 13 May 2015
 
Kisses – Bites.
Love – War.
What is what?
 
Penthesilea is in the centre. After injuries that were inflicted on women over centuries (concretely mass rapes in war), she lives in a community without men, entitled the Amazons.
She faces a troop of men, but especially Achilles and Odysseus (after all central protagonists of the Odyssey). A love story begins.
The great dramatic, Heinrich von Kleist, can simply not be summed up. For some, he is the last representative of the German classicism, for others he is the first and at the same time most important representative of the German romantic drama. Kleist created characters and texts that are unprecedented in the European literature. His language reaches the limit of what can be said and his characters often express silently or stuttering their infinite loneliness.
Penthesilea is about the battle of sexes. It is not the question of identity or a single moment that is at the beginning, but the question of love: What is that?
Stefan Maurer caused a sensation with his production of Kleist’s Amphitryon three years ago at the National Theatre. Now he dares the work that is said to be unplayable. We are looking forward to it. 

 White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Solo piece by Nassim Soleimanpour
Next performances: 8 and 20 May, 11 June, 2 July 2015
 
I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years ... Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country: Nassim Soleimanpour dissects in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play from Iran. Forbidden to travel, he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. The actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance. Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen?     
 
Next performances:
8. May 2015, with Auer mam Steve Karier (L)
20 May 2015, with Jules Werner (E)
11 June 2015, with Nickel Bösenberg (D)
2 July 2015, with Christiane Rausch (L)

Trail of Crumbs: A Dystopia for Hansel & Gretel
Original concept by Isaac Bush and Anne Simon
Directed by: Anne Simon
Written by the ensemble of The Circle Theater of New York
Premiere: 16 June 2015

The story is the same, but the world has changed. Trail of Crumbs: a Dystopia for Hansel & Gretel reinterprets a classic story through a modern lens. Abandoned by their parents, Hansel and Gretel find themselves caught in a struggle between two vicious ideologues. Between the opposing camps moves a third, more seductive force. In a place where children are lost to violence and extremism, Hansel and Gretel quickly lose their ability to distinguish between right and wrong. They lead the audience on a dangerous journey between the mythical and the real, and together discover the darkness of what lies within the forest.
This ensemble-created production is the first collaboration between The Circle Theater of New York and the National Theater of Luxembourg. 'Trail of Crumbs' will premiere in New York City in April 2015, and then transfer to the National Theater of Luxembourg in June 2015.

 
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Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa
Milan, Italy
www.piccoloteatro.org
 
Carmen
By Enzo Moscato
Adapted and directed by Mario Martone
5 – 17 May 2015

With English surtitles
 
Mario Martone and Mario Tronco have for years been toying with the idea of working together with operatic theatre. Thus Carmen, played by Iaia Forte, friend and muse, and a woman who sits perfectly at the meeting point of the many roads of the multicoloured band of Neapolitans and immigrants who populate the stage. With Enzo Moscato, the most lyrical voice of Italian theatre of our time, rewriting the words to this Mediterranean story.
Taking as its point of departure Bizet’s masterpiece libretto, in the hands of Martone the opera touches on contemporary themes, relying on the talent, the faces and the inborn theatricality of the musicians of the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, an ensemble of international fame which unites artists, cultures and traditions, ancient and modern sounds, unknown instruments and universal melodies.
 
Harlequin, servant of two masters
By Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Giorgio Strehler
Staged by Ferruccio Soleri
6 May – 7 June 2015

With English surtitles
 
A theatrical legend, famous throughout the world, from Siberia to New Zealand, from Japan to the United States.
Harlequin servant of two masters is the show “born” in 1947, which is today as light, fresh and unpredictable as ever. To be seen over and over again, like the films of Chaplin’s Tramp or the comedies of Totò, for the living and vital energy with which it has, since the beginning, entertained audiences both young and old. The star is as always, Ferruccio Soleri, 85 years old, “hidden” behind the mask of the most famous “young slapstick” in the world, is the world record holder for having performed the same role in the same play for the longest time: for over half a century.
 
Lehman Trilogy – Part one and two
By Stefano Massini, directed by Luca Ronconi
12 -31 May 2015

With English surtitles
 
The saga of the Lehman brothers is at the same time an extract of the American Dream: the country which offers everything to anyone who demonstrates talent, inventiveness and self-sacrifice, can, in the blink of an eye, turn fortunes and destinies upside down. The Lehmans risk failure more than once, with the War of Succession, two World Wars, and the 1929 crisis, always managing to pick themselves up. Until the final blow: on 15 September 2008 Lehman Brothers became the biggest bankruptcy in world bank history.
 
After the rehearsal / Persona
By Ingmar Bergman
Directed by Ivo van Hove
21 – 23 May 2015

Show in Dutch with Italian and English subtitles
 
No newcomer to staging pieces based on cinematographic masterpieces by Ingmar Bergman (Scenes from a marriage in 2005 and Cries and whispers in 2009), Ivo van Hove has chosen the diptych of After the rehearsal andPersona which he considers “two pieces on the meaning of theatre and art in our lives and in the society in which we live”. Profoundly tied to the world of theatre, both of the pieces by Bergman (who was a great man of theatre as well as cineaste) are reflections on the concept of identity and the continuous weaving of reality and fiction both in the theatre and in the daily lives of each and every one of us.
 
Dipartita finale
By Franco Branciaroli
Directed by Franco Branciaroli
4 - 14 June 2015

With English Surtitles
 
Following the well-received edition of Beckett’s Endgame in 2006, Franco Branciaroli takes on the role of writer with this Dipartita Finale (Final departure), a piece with the same atmosphere of the absurd.
It is the story of three tramps, Pol, Pot and The Supine, comically struggling to put their affairs in order, forced to do so by Toto, Death in disguise. Branciaroli, who plays Toto, is joined onstage by an exceptional cast of actors:Gianrico Tedeschi, Ugo Pagliai and Maurizio Donadoni, listed on the playbill in order of age. “It is a parody, a western, a drunken game on the human condition of our times" explains Branciaroli”. The surprise ending is three-quarters happy.
 
The Coffee shop
By Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Maurizio Scaparro
With Pino Micol
16 – 21 June 2015
 
With English surtitles
 
“There are various reasons that bring me to stage this piece – says Maurizio Scaparro -. One is to once again recount Venice and its Carnival, during which the comedy takes place, from the first lights of dawn of a winter morning until nightfall. Another is that Goldoni wrote this work in Tuscan, which had practically become lingua franca in Italy. What also interested me was the tight bond, according to myself and Nicola Piovani, between this play and the music, remembering that in 1736 Goldoni had already written a musical intermezzo on The Coffee Shop. Knowing how much coffee means to many – ‘energy for life’ – and it is also for this reason that we have requested patronage from Expo 2015, which has been confirmed, imagining the pleasure of presenting the play in Milan in that period”.  
 
Storia di Qu (The Story of Qu)
By Dario Fo and Franca Rame
Inspired by â€œAh Q”, a tale by Lu Xun (1881 – 1936)
Directed by Massimo Navone
30 June - 5 July 2015

With English surtitles
 
Following the presentation of the working version as part of the XIV edition of Tramedautore, Storia di Qu takes to the stage in its final version during EXPO 2015, as part of a joint project with the Italia Exhibition Hall.
Based on a tale by the Chinese poet and writer Lu Xun (1881 – 1936), also known for his contribution to the birth of the modern, or ‘simplified’ Chinese language, Storia di Qu, an original and never-before seen work by Dario Fo andFranca Rame, directed by Massimo Navone, it tells of the vicissitudes of a character (played by Michele Bottini), a marginalized fool who lives by his wits and causes nothing but trouble, a prototype universally recognisable in popular culture worldwide, a ‘cousin’ to our Harlequin and other Zanni from the Commedia Dell’Arte, but with the ability to react when faced by the powers that be, with the subversive strength of a Shakespearian fool.
On stage alongside Bottini are 27 artists (10 actors, 3 acrobats, 4 musicians, 9 dancers) who breath life into a tragic-comic pièce which, through plot twists and an ironic contamination of both classic and contemporary elements, is a fusion of traditional western popular theatre with echoes of a mythical China.
 
Miss Julie
Adaptation from August Strindberg by William Huizhu Sun and Faye Chunfang Fei
Directed by Guo Yu, Zhao Qun
A Shanghai Theatre Academy production
14 and 15 July 2015
 
In Chinese with Italian and English surtitles

Miss Julie, a very personal reassessment of Strindberg’s masterpiece, retraces the plot of the original, transferring it to pre-modern China: the rich and spoilt daughter of a country squire, following a quarrel with her boyfriend on the eve of a traditional celebration, allows herself to be seduced by her father’s manservant, the rich Jean.

Confucius Disciples
By and directed by William Sun
A Shanghai Theatre Academy production
16 and 17 July 2015
 
In Chinese with Italian and English surtitles

Confucius Disciples which takes the name of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher who lived between the VI and V centuries B.C. is composed of three apologues, three symbolic tales or parables, which, in a fun and simple way - for certain verses similar to our Commedia d’Arte - respond to the demand which inspired this theatrical form in ancient China: to entertain audiences while at the same time educating them.
 
Matteo Ricci
By and directed by William Sun
A Shanghai Theatre Academy production
18 and 19 July 2015

In Chinese with Italian and English surtitles
 
The new project Matteo Ricci tells of the life of Father Matteo Ricci (1552 – 1610), Jesuit, mathematician, cartographer and missionary in China from 1582 until his death. An evangelizer of China who lived during the Ming dynasty, Father Ricci, whose mandarin name was Li Madou, was so respected as to be bestowed by the Chinese with the title of “Confucian Scholar from the Great West”.
 
The Piccolo Teatro di Milano-Teatro d’Europa will partecipate, this year, to the cultural events known as “Expo in città”, on the occasion of Milano Expo 2015. The theatre will never close and will host, in the charming space of the Chiostro Nina Vinchi, placed in the heart of the city, a lot of free events, including jazz concerts, performances suitable for children, film events. 
National Theatre of Oslo
Oslo, Norway
www.nationaltheatret.no

The Auditor
By Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Catrine Telle
Premiere: 7 February 2015

The fear is great when an auditor arrives at the small remote village, where one mostly has followed its own laws and regulations and not been so careful to keep accounts. The fear of being discovered brings out the worst in people: adulation, selfishness, greed and betrayal. What the villagers do not know is that the auditor is not an auditor, but just a slick hedonistic named Khlestakov. He thinks it is fantastic to be confused with a high-ranking official. Especially when the mix up means he suddenly can enjoy high respect. And not least – getting popular with the ladies. More info here

The Night is Mother of the Day
By Lars Norén
Directed by Kjersti Horn
Premiere 10 January 2015 

Mother, father and two sons. We meet this small family in the shabby hotel they run in Sweden. It is stocktakingand David’s 16th birthday. Through a terrible day and night a network of lies rolls up, and we witness scenes that can occur only in the most intimate of all places: the home. More info here

Morning and evening
By Jon Fosse
Directed by Hildegun Riise
Premiere 18  March 2015

This is a portrait of a man, Johannes. We follow him from birth to death. This is a play about the big universalthemes, about faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, longing, fear and love. More info here

Skylight
By David Hare
Directed by Kjetil Bang-Hansen
Premiere 19 March 2015

This is a story about east London school teacher Kyra and the wealthy restaurateur Tom. The two of them have had an affair several years ago.
He looks her up again, and they find out that the passion and excitement still is there. But Toms contempt for Kyrasambitions and vocation permeates the way he perceives her. Skylight is a play about capitalism and socialism, dignity and love.
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ore info here

 
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Maly Theatre
Moscow, Russia
www.maly.ru

8 Women
By Robert Thomas
Directed by Vladimir Beilis
Premiere : April 2015
 
XI "Ostrovsky in the House of Ostrovsky” festival
April 2015
 
The XI "Ostrovsky in the House of Ostrovsky" festival opened its doors to theatres from St Petersburg, Kursk, Siktivkar and Ribinsk. Each theatre proposed a own unique portrayal of Alexander Ostrovsky renowned plays Wolves and Sheep, Late Love and The Truth is Good, but Happiness is Better. The Maly Theatre presented its production Poverty is No Vice in the framework of the festival.
 
70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
7 – 8 May 2015
 
On the 7th and 8th May, the Maly Theatre will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War with a special gala concert performed by the Maly´s orchestra and best actors.
 
The Heart is No Stone
By Alexander Ostrovsky
Directed by Vladimir Dragunov
Premiere: June 2015
 
In June, a new production of The Heart is No Stone by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov, shall premiere in the Ordinka venue.

 
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Teatro Nacional São João
Porto, Portugal
www.tnsj.pt

Pára-me de repente o pensamento
A film by Jorge Pelicano
With Miguel Borges
Premiere: 7 May 2015
 
A documentary film by Jorge Pelicano, Pára-me de repente o pensamento [Suddenly my thoughts halt] presents a non-condescending look at the life of the men and women who are patients at Porto’s Centro Hospitalar Conde de Ferreira, the first Portuguese edifice to be built specifically as a psychiatric hospital. For three weeks, actor Miguel Borges immersed himself in the everyday life of that former “hospital for the mentally ill”, founded in 1883 – sharing meals, therapies, coffee and cigarettes with the patients – in order to create a stage play about insanity. In a show staged by the drama therapy group to commemorate the hospital’s 131st anniversary, Miguel Borges plays the role of Ângelo de Lima, the mad poet who spent four years of his life in the institution. Jorge Pelicano’s third feature, Pára-me de repente o pensamento takes for its title the first line of a poem by Ângelo de Lima published 100 years ago in Orpheu magazine, a meditation on the “sudden ragged abyss” of schizophrenia. Lucidity and madness live together.
 
As Três (Velhas) Irmãs
Uma Memória de Tchékhov
A show by Martim Pedroso & Nova Companhia
8 - 17 May 2015
 
Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters (1900) is a play that nearly all directors have wanted to bring to the stage and all actors have desired to perform. More than staging it, Martim Pedroso dared to rewrite it for a cast of senior actresses, imagining the aging process of Olga, Masha and Irina from Industrial Revolution times to the pitiless neoliberal capitalism of the present. As Três (Velhas) Irmãs – Uma Memória de Tchékhov [Three (Old) Sisters – A Chekhov Memory] is a tribute show that operates on two levels of representation: the fiction of the text and the fiction of reality, or self-representation. The memories of Graça Lobo, Mariema and Paula Só – three actresses who are living legends of Portuguese theatre – mingle with the memories of the characters they play. This work, according to Martim Pedroso, “is an act of faith”, a “strategy they come up with to remember themselves. To remember what they once were and what they still want to be in the future”.
 
Amor e Informação
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by João Lourenço
14 - 24 May 2015
 
Caryl Churchill has been exploring since the 1960s an eminently political theatre that does not renounce being inventive and challenging in its form, fierce and amusing in its content. Love and Information (2012), which comes to us through the work of João Lourenço and Teatro Aberto, is a major instance of the British playwright’s talent for giving dramatic form to the anxieties and concerns of our time, as she examines the dystopias created by a world saturated with information and consumerism. Like a kaleidoscope or a flipping-through of pictures, Amor e Informação sets in motion more than one hundred characters in over fifty short plays and the same number of video intermezzos, the latter created in the process of this staging. An unusual theatrical offering that looks from constantly shifting points of view at the many sides of our endless need for love and knowledge.
 
MIMA-FATÁXA
Created by João Sousa Cardoso
Texts Almada Negreiros
22 - 24 May 2015
 
After a new exploration of Álvaro Lapa’s work (Barulheira was premiered past April, at the São Bento da Vitória Monastery), João Sousa Cardoso returns to his most recent creation about Almada Negreiros. Taking as its starting point three texts by the “Poet of Orpheu, Futurist and all that” – Os Ingleses Fumam Cachimbo (1919), MIMA-FATÁXA (1916) and A Cena do Ódio (1915) –, the show features performances by singer Ana Deus and actor Ricardo Bueno, who share the stage with 25 local participants. MIMA-FATÁXA evokes the radical stance of Modernist avant-garde forms and ideas to contrast it with the present reality of Portugal and Europe. By combining conversation and acting, theatre and memories from film sets, critical essay and showmanship, professionals and amateurs, João Sousa Cardoso explores the tension between artistic forms to claim for himself, one hundred years after Orpheu, the same nonconformism that drove Almada.
 
Ubu
A Balleteatro school exercise
By Alfred Jarry
Directed by Nuno M Cardoso
3 and 4 June 2015
 
O FITEI no TNSJ
Organised by the FITEI – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica
In collaboration with the TNSJ
9 – 20 June 2015
 
Bilingue
Projeto NÓS – Território (Es)cénico Portugal Galicia
Text José Maria Vieira Mendes
Directed by Pedro Zegre Penim
10 - 14 June 2015
 
Heterotopia
Artistic direction Emanuel de Sousa
Texts Michel Foucault, Georges Perec, Jorge Luis Borges
26 June – 5 July 2015
 
Pocilga
By Pier Paolo Pasolini
Directed by John Romão
3 - 12 July 2015
 
A Religião do Meu Tempo
A reading of poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini
4 July 2015
 
Só Se Eu Quiser
Written and directed by Pedro Estorninho
17 - 26 July 2015
 
Ordo Virtutum
An exercise by the students from the post-graduation course in Opera and Musical Theatre Studies
Opera by Hildegard von Bingen
Musical direction Filipa Taipina
17 - 19 July 2015
 
Inéditos
Directed by Roberto Merino
Produced by Escola Superior Artística do Porto
23 - 26 July 2015


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Národní divadlo – National Theatre
Prague, Czech Republic
www.narodni-divadlo.cz
 
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The Stone
By Marius von Mayenburg
Directed by Michal Dočekal
28 and 29 May 2015
 
Marius von Mayenburg wrote the play Der Stein to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It depicts Heidrun, her aged mother and teenage daughter returning in 1993 to their former house in Dresden. It is supposed to mark a new beginning of their lives, yet the past comes back to haunt them, old injustices rise to the surface, and the house becomes one of the lead characters.
 
My Heart Beats to the Rhythm of Swing
By Jiří Traxler, Martin Vačkář, Ondřej Havelka
Directed by Ondřej Havelka
25 and 26 June 2015
World premiere: September 2015
 
In 1980, Sixty-Eight Publishers, formed and run by the Czech expatriate writer Josef Škvorecký and his wife Zdena Salivarová, issued in Toronto Jiří Traxler’s memoirs Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just a Musician and in 2008 a follow-up, Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just a (Retired) Musician. The books give an account of the clash between the free spirit of jazz/swing and two totalitarian regimes, a testimony to the unequal struggle between human liberal-mindedness expressed by music and the tendency to fetter people and take control of their minds and deeds.
In his adaptation, Ondřej Havelka focuses on the turning point, the period between Nazism and Communism. The production takes the form of a revue, embracing the theme not only by means of spoken word but also music and song. The extraordinary project depicts the turbulent history of Czechoslovakia from an original angle of vision and in a highly original manner.
 
 
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The Stone by Marius von Mayenburg, directed by Michal Dočekal will be presented at the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, Slovakia, in the context of the International Theate Festival EUROKONTEXT, on the 14th June 2015.


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Comédie de Reims
Reims, France
www.lacomediedereims.fr
 
Cendrillon
Text and direction Joël Pommerat
20 – 28 May 2015
 
A show that captivates and moves both children and adults!
 
In Grimm and Perrault´s stories, the death of Cendrillon´s mother, quickly forgotten, doesn´t leave any trace. In Joël Pommerat´s performance, its memory constitutes the starting point of its creation. Lying sick in bed, the mother whispers to her daughter some few inaudible words and dies. The little girl is sure that she´s just heard a promise – the promise never to forget “at risk of making her die for real”. Sandra - that´s her name – therefore asks for a watch, which glitters like a Christmas tree and produces a horrific melody every five minute, so that she doesn´t forget her pledge.
Boldly mixing elements from the original texts and personal rewriting, Joël Pommerat transforms the fairy tale into a show of a rare beauty and intelligence, both generous and illuminating.
 
 
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Teatro di Roma
Rome, Italy
www.teatrodiroma.net
 
Der Park
By Botho Strauss
Directed by Peter Stein
5 - 31 May 2015
 
“Der Park, in my opinion, is, and remains, a masterpiece - comments Peter Stein - even after thirty years my admiration for this text has grown. I left the setting of the play as Berlin in 1983, to give the public the opportunity to admire its modernity. Many things that Strauss had guessed at thirty years ago, are still real today, before our very eyes. The theater is able to tell 'old' stories in a contemporary way. And in fact, the issues addressed in this work are: the degeneration of sexuality into simply merchandise, or into a purely physical game of strength, the relapse into behaviours I would call primitive: such as racism and the use of religion as a political weapon, the loss of memory, the fear of the crisis and of its end, the commercialization of the arts and many other things that are exactly the same in our contemporary world"

UTE General Assembly
6 and 7 June 2015

On the 6th and 7th June 2015, UTE member representatives will gather in Rome to attend the General Assembly of the UTE.

The event will take place at the Teatro di Roma, in the context of a special artistic programme dealing with the issue of conflicts. UTE members will be invited to attend performances and participate in a Study´s day about WWI. More info here

An event organised by the Union of Theatres of Europe and the Teatro di Roma, Italy, with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

6th June 2015

Study´s day "Conflict Zone - WWI, Italy"
02:30 - 06:30 pm
A public event with academic specialists, artists and UTE members

L’Esposizione Universale
09:00 pm
A performance by Luigi Squarzina, diected by Piero Maccarinelli 
 
7th June 2015

UTE General Assembly
10:00 am - 02:00 pm
A UTE event for UTE members only

 
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La Baraque (The Shack) by Aiat Fayez and directed by Ludovic Lagarde in the context of UTE´s TERRORisms project will be presented on the stage of the Teatro di Roma on 9th May 2015. More info
 
 
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Sfumato Laboratory
Sofia, Bulgaria
www.sfumato.info

Small Season Festival
25 June - 5 July 2015

 
Created in 2005, this annual festival provides a space for young artists to showcase their work and experiment their ideas. It has established itself as the most active forum for unconventional art in Bulgaria, bringing together artists, new audiences, theatre experts and cultural managers.
 
From 25th June to 5th July 2015, the festival will propose a multitude of activities and events in the fields of theatre, dance, film, music, photography, arts and scenography. Among performances showcased during the festival those nominated for the “Sfumato – New Names” distinction are invited to feature in the programme of the theatre’s next season; participants are invited to attend workshops and  Sfumato gives support to the production of future projects. This new edition will be open to the international.

The ISO Theatre in Sofia
29 June â€“ 5 July
 
The ISO Theatre is a collective of young theatre artists from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Portugal, Palestine, Italy, Germany and France, who met for the first time on a masterclass directed by Lev Dodin in the context of the 2012 UTE Decentralized Academy. Their language, culture, theatre education and the way they relate to theatre are different; and they decided to stick together and explore, on the ground, the Europe of Culture they tend to embody. 
 
After a residency in Ludwigsburg and the presentation of their work at the Teatro di Roma in November 2013, they will gather again in Sofia, in the context of the 2015 Small Season Festvial, to attend an artistic residency, during which they will continue to develop their work and reflection on Europe’s youth and chaotic diversity. 

 
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Schauspiel Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany
www.schauspiel-stuttgart.de

Breaking the Waves
After the movie by Lars von Trier
Directed by David Bösch

Premiere: 9 May 2015
 
Breaking the Waves tells the story of Bess McNeill, a young Scottish woman with a history of psychological problems. It is set in a repressed, deeply religious community where Bess meets and falls in love with the oil-rig worker Jan. Bess and Jan are deeply in love and when Jan returns to his rig, Bess prays to God that he will be back soon. When Jan returns an accident aboard the rig has left him with a broken neck. Because of his situation, Jan and Bess are now unable to have any sexual relationship and Jan impulses Bess to take another lover and tell him the details. As Bess becomes more and more deviant in her sexual behavior, she comes to believe that her actions are guided by God and are helping Jan recover.
 
Einige von uns
A didactic play by She She Pop and Schauspiel Stuttgart
Concept by She She Pop

Government-funded by Fonds Doppelpass of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Premiere: 14 May 2015 
 
What form does the theater of the future have and how can we help to shape it? Starting from Bertolt Brecht’s “Lehrstücktheorie” we create formats that consider theater a social space. “Us” means the whole organization: She She Pop, the ensemble, the employees of Schauspiel Stuttgart as well as the viewers without whom theatre wouldn’t be possible.
 
Peer Gynt
By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Christopher Rüping
 
Premiere. 20 June 2015 
 
“Peer, you’re lying!“ That’s how the Nordic epos of the dreamer and fantast Peer Gynt begins. The lust for life drags the anti-hero into the unknown and in a maze of changing identities. He doesn’t return until the very end: as someone who needed to fail to become human again.
 
Unterm Rad
After the novel by Hermann Hesse

Directed by Frank Abt
Premiere: 11 July 2015 

“So, the examination in Stuttgart is about to begin and we want to wish Giebenrath the best of luck.” Hans Giebenrath, from a small town in the Black Forest, passes the exam in the residential city  as second best and is admitted to the convent school Maulbronn. “Just don’t drop, or you’ll get under the wheel.” Does school break or defeat the natural human being?
 
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We chew on the bones of time
By Jonas Corell Petersen
Produced by the National Theatre of Oslo, Norway
25 June 2015
 
Four young people meet at a seminar that lasts for 40 days. They talk about human development over thousands of years. Maybe life was better a hundred thousand years ago?
 
The Dragonslayers
By Milena Marković
Directed by Iva Milošević
Produced by the Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade, Serbia
26 June 2015
 
The piece is written in form of an ironic history lesson, and tells the story of the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand using bustling poetic language to express the demand for freedom. It is not a historical play, but a contemporary piece which examines the position of a young man and his need to express the desire – to be free.
 
God Waits at the Station
By Maya Arad
Directed by Shay Pitowski
Produced by Habima - National Theatre of Tel Aviv, Israel
27 June 2015
 
God Waits at the Station is a kaleidoscope of fragmented testimonies; one story bursts into another until a weave of broken realities and multiple truths unfold; an infinite cycle of victimization in which the line between victim and victimizer becomes blurry.
 
5 morgen
By Fritz Kater
Directed by Armin Petras
Produced by Schauspiel Stuttgart, Germany
27 and 28 June 2015
 
The story takes place in a time when everything swims and blurs. 5 people, 5 mornings. The city is in state of alert. It seems that no foreign enemy can be held responsible. In this exceptional situation, five people develop their own survival strategy.
 
La Baraque
By Aiat Fayez
Directed by Ludovic Lagarde
Produced by La Comédie de Reims, France
28 June 2016
 
Grand and Petit are hopeless, futureless mes. Everything spirals out of control when they decide to build a homemade bomb and attack a shoe company. A few days after the explosion, a man, who has seen everything, is exalted and Grand and Petit become rich with the business of terror.

The festival program is enhanced by book presentations, discussion panels, installations and productions from the Stuttgart repertoire.
 
Das schweigende Mädchen
By Elfriede Jelinek
Directed by Alia Luque
23 June 2015
 
Die Reise
After the novel by Bernward Vesper
Directed by Martin Laberenz
24 June 2015
 
Mord
By Hanoch Levin
Directed by Wojtek Klemm
25 June  2015
 
Autostück. Belgrader Hund
By Anne Habermehl,
Directed by Stefan Pucher
25, 26, 27 and 28 June 2015
 
Furcht und Ekel. Das Privatleben glücklicher Leute
By Dirk Laucke
Directed by Jan Gehler
26 June 2015

More information about the festival on 
     - the Schauspiel Stuttgart website
     - the Festival blog 
     - and the UTE website



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Habima - National Theatre of Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel
www.habima.co.il
 

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God Waits at the Station
By Maya Arad
Directed by Shay Pitowski
On the stage of the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart
In the context of the TERRORisms Festival
27 June 2015

The contribution of the Habima - National Theatre of Tel Aviv to the TERRORisms project - God Waits at the Station written by Maya Arad and directed by Shay Pitowski - will be presented in Stuttgart on the 27tth June in the context of the TERRORisms Festival organised by the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart  from 24th to 28th June 2015. More info here
 

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National Theatre of Northern Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece

TAN – Dancetheatre 
Choreographer: Konstantinos Gerardos
8 - 20 May 2015
 
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Iphigenia in Tauris 
By Euripides
Directed by Thomas Moschopoulos

Koutroulis’ Wedding 
By Alexandros Rizos Ragavis
Directed by Giannis Kalatzopoulos 

Apology of Socrates 
Adapted and directed by Dimos Avdeliodis

 


TERRORisms
Stuttgart, Belgrade, Tel Aviv, Oslo, Reims

A 2-year collaboration project
By the Union of Theatres of Europe, France
 
Between the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Germany; the National Theatre of Oslo, Norway; the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia; the Habima – National Theatre of Israel, Tel Aviv and the Comédie de Reims, France
 
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
 
5 morgen, Fritz Kater | Armin Petras
Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Germany
Premiere: 26 October 2013
© Bettina Stöss
The Dragonslayers, Milena Marković | Iva MiloÅ¡ević
Yugoslav Drama Theatre Belgrade, Serbia
Premiere: 7 June 2014
© Aleksandar Angelovski
God Waits at the Station, aya Arad | Shay Pitowski
Habima- National Theatre of Israel, Tel Aviv
Premiere: 13 November 2014
© Elohim Mehake Ba Tahana
We Chew on the Bones of Time, Jonas Corell Petersen, Nationa Theatre of Oslo, Norway
Premiere: 15 January 2015
© Marte Garmann
La Baraque, Aiat Fayez | Ludovic Lagarde
La Comédie de Reims, France
Premiere: & February 2015
© Pascal Gelly

Next date in the context of the TERRORisms project


24 - 28 June 2015
TERRORisms Festival
Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Germany

More information on 
     -  the UTE website
     - the Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart website
     - the Festival´s blog 
UNION DES THEÂTRES DE L’EUROPE
(ET DE LA MEDITERRANNEE)

Ambassadrice Européenne de la Culture 2012
9, Boulevard Lénine
93000 Bobigny
France



BUREAU EXECUTIF UTE
Union des Théåtres de l´Europe 
11, Hüttenstrasse 
40 215 Düsseldorf
Allemagne
0049 (0) 211 954 213 79
BUREAUX NOMADES UTE
Théâtre National Prague, République Tchèque
Théâtre National de Grèce, Athènes
Schauspielhaus Graz, Autriche
Théåtre Dramatique Yougoslave, Belgrade, Serbie
Schauspielhaus Bochum, Allemagne


OFFICE UTE
Director Dr. Ruth Heynen
Assistant Lucie Beraha
Collaborators Isabel Mankas-Fuest, Jennifer Olivia Ressel
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