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Young Europe: You are in!

Project concept


Du bist dabei ! - 
E’ il tuo momento! - Ideš dalje! - You are in!

Following the successful 1st edition of the project Young Europe, three ETC partner theatres, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Zagreb Youth Theatre and Fondazione TeatroDue Parma, come together to develop the spin off project "Young Europe: You are in!", an international classroom play project for young people (15-20 years old) in three languages and three different productions to be shown in German, Croatian and Italian schools and theatres

This project which connects three partner theatres from three European Cities will not only appeal to young people in three different cultures but will also relate and connect young theatre professionals in working together.

The play for two actors is thought to be played directly in classrooms or on smaller stages, taking the room like it is, without big technical input, only some props or simple effects. The mobility of the play is essential.

Holger Schober will overtake the part of the playwright. He is a well known author, director and actor, he wrote ‘Hikikomori’, ‘Clyde and Bonnie’, 'My Mother Medea' and a series of other excellent plays for young people, and since 2009 works as artistic director of the ‘Classroom-Play Theatre’ of the City of Vienna and as artistic director of ‘uhof’, Theatre for a Young Public in Linz (Austria).

The subject of the play will be developed during a workshop by the author together with the three directors and their dramaturges or theatre pedagogues and translators. The subject should be of an essential interest for young people in Berlin as well as in Parma and Zagreb. After the first workshop the author will write a first draft version of the play, and draft translations will be done. A second workshop will take place. Now two actors from each theatre, too, will join the participants of the first workshop. A final version of the play will be written and translated. Then each theatre is free to produce its own performance and to stage the play in schools and other spaces in their hometowns.

At the end of the project during spring 2012, three international festivals for about five days will take place in the three cities and present each production to the general public.

The project is supported by       

- Allianz Kulturstiftung 

- European Theatre Convention (ETC)

- Festival ‘Autorentheatertage Berlin’ of the Deutsches Theater