New Plays From Europe (Neue Stücke aus Europa)

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Country and Region GermanyHessen
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Wiesbaden, Hessen; and Mainz, Rhineland - Palatinate, Germany
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Neue Stücke aus Europa
Christian-Zais-Strasse 3
D-65189 Wiesbaden
Phone: (49) 611-132-398
Fax: (49) 611-132-399

Festival Description

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, from 14-24 June 2012, the stages of Wiesbaden and Mainz will serve as an observation deck over Europe.

The program 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 aims to be an opulent European celebration for the body and senses. The Theatre Biennale is organized by Wiesbaden’s Staatstheater under the Artistic Direction of Manfred Beilharz together with dramatist Tankred Dorst and his co-author Ursula Ehler-Dorst and dramaturge Maya Schöffel in co-operation with the Staatstheater Mainz under its Artistic Director Matthias Fontheim.

Festival Dates June 14 - 24, 2012
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