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What Fate for the European Community?

FRIDAY APRIL 18



Crossing the Theatrical Continent > Spring Theatre Tour > European Theatre Convention

An article by Gherardo Vitali Rosati published in Yale "Theater" Magazine Volume 44 Number 1, published 2014

April 2013: Stuttgart, Germany; Karlsruhe, Germany; Liege, Belgium; Zurich > Switzerland; Prato, Italy, Maribor, Slovenia, Bratislava, Slovakia, Zagreb, Croatia

 As Europe is intensely searching for an antidote to the economic crisis, a few dreamers think that a remedy could be found in theater. Most economists agree that one of the causes of the recession lies in the strong differences between the European countries: linguistic and cultural borders have outlived the old political frontiers and constitute an obstacle for the development of common policies. Connecting different nations, culture can play a fundamental role in crossing these barriers and fighting the crisis. Fortunately, someone in the control room has realized this: the European Union (EU) is currently supporting cultural activities meant to strengthen its unity, incentivizing international cooperation. In theater, a relevant force driving exchange is the European Theatre Convention (ETC), a network that today comprises forty-seven public playhouses from twenty-five countries...


 
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HEIDELBERGER STÜCKEMARKT Festival from April 25th – May 4th 2014

FRIDAY APRIL 18

19 guest performances from Münchner Kammerspiele, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Graz, Maxim Gorki Theater, Theater Dortmund, Staatsschauspiel Dresden and many more.Heidelberger Stückemarkt is a great opportunity to see the latest tendencies of the German-speaking theatre scene in a nutshell.

In addition to the German-language program, the HEIDELBERGER STÜCKEMARKT each year has a different guest country: We are proud to be hosting the largest showcase of Finnish theatre abroad this year!

Please find a program overview attached and more information on our webpage: www.heidelberger-stueckemarkt.de

FEST–FDR – European Festival of Performing Arts Timisoara – Romanian Drama Festival

FRIDAY APRIL 18

The Timișoara National Theatre has the pleasure of inviting you to the 2014 edition of FEST–FDR – European Festival of Performing Arts Timisoara – Romanian Drama Festival. In recent years, FEST-FDR has become one of the greatest celebrations of the performing arts and a major artistic event in Romania.

This year, FEST-FDR2014 – The European Festival of Performing Arts Timișoara – Romanian Drama Festival, organised by the Timișoara National Theatre with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and of the Timișoara City Hall, has a double treat in store for its audiences: The New Romanian Drama (FDR) module, the greatest platform for theatre based on Romanian new drama, and the European Festival of Performing Arts (FEST) module with its sections: the long awaited for OUTDOOR (street performances from all over Europe), PERFORMANCE (one man show, dance-theatre etc.) and SOUND SCENE (concerts).

FEST-FDR2014 launches its first 5 days of theatre celebration between May 14-18. But our springtime of theatre doesn’t end here, as one more week will be dedicated to the performing arts between June 10-17

Internationale Maifestspiele 2014 (International May Festival 2014)

THURSDAY APRIL 17



Opera, Dance and Theatre from Around the World – Internationale Maifestspiele (International May Festival) 2014 at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

30 April to 2 June 2014

57 events on 34 festival days with 31 productions from 12 countries – from Georgia all the way to Taiwan and Senegal: That is what the Internationale Maifestspiele (International May Festival) under the artistic direction of Manfred Beilharz has to offer. From 30 April to 2 June, this festival will transform Wiesbaden into a stage showcasing the world’s greatest theatrical works. Throughout the month of May world-class conductors, singers, dancers and actors will be performing in an array of Staatstheater Wiesbaden venues.
“In my twelfth year as artistic director of the Internationale Maifestspiele I consider it of the utmost importance that we offer our audiences an innovative and diversified program which reflects the latest developments in all genres of the international theatre scene,” explains artistic director Dr. Manfred Beilharz.

 
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NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE 2014 presents European realities onstage for the last time

THURSDAY APRIL 17



From 19-29 June 2014 the Theatre Biennale NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE will transform the cities of Wiesbaden and Frankfurt into a playhouse of European theatre. The 12th and final edition of the world’s largest festival for contemporary drama features a diverse programme of 23 new theatrical discoveries from 22 countries – including 14 German premieres – in the various languages of the European continent at 7 venues over a period of 11 days.
For the first time, the festival is being produced in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt. With its extensive programme of accompanying events, the Theatre Biennale NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE has served as a platform for cross-cultural, multi-lingual encounters, controversies and discussions on Europe’s most pressing issues since its founding in 1992.

 
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Vincent Wants to Sea (Vincent will Meer) - World Premiere at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

SATURDAY MARCH 22



Actor Florian David Fitz wrote the script of ‘Vincent Wants to Sea’ and played the titular character in a film that became a surprise hit in 2010. For the first time, Dirk Schirdewahn will direct a theatrical version of this road movie.

 
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Wiesbaden: NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE 2014

THURSDAY MARCH 20



It's Biennale-time again in Wiesbaden - the twelfth edition of NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE will take place in June 2014.

To the conclusion of the Artistic Direction of Manfred Beilharz at the state theatre of Wiesbaden NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE 2014 will once more celebrate the diversity of theatrical imagination and texts. The Europe-wide research for new plays and their impressing stagings has started - the countdown is on!

Save the date!

19-29 June 2013 | NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE | Wiesbaden

 
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'A Tempest' by William Shakespeare, directed by Silviu Purcărete, in the Tel Aviv-Yafo International Theatre Festival

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 02



The National Theatre ″Marin Sorescu″ of Craiova has the pleasure to announce the participation, in the period July 5-9, 2014, in the Tel Aviv-Yafo International Theatre Festival.

 
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Big opening night for Peter Schneider with HOT L Baltimore, by Lanford Wilson

FRIDAY JANUARY 31



The National Theatre "Marin Sorescu" of Craiova is pleased to renew the invitation to the premiere of the production HOT L Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, directed by Peter Schneider (USA), translation by Mircea FILIMON.

The premiere will take place on February 1st from 18h30 at Amza Pellea Hall. The show will be preceded by two previews on January 30th and 31th.

Assistant Director - Gina CĂLINOIU

Costumes - Mircea FILIMON

Set Assistant – Adriana DINULESCU.

 

CAST (in order of appearance):

 

Madame Oxenham - Corina DRUC

Bill Lewis - Dragoş MĂCEŞANU

Paul Granger III - Ştefan CEPOI

The Girl- Iulia COLAN

Millie - Mirela CIOABĂ

Madame Belloti - Anca DINU

April Green - Raluca PĂUN

Mr. Morse - Valeriu DOGARU

Mr. Katz - Valentin MIHALI

Jackie - Gina CĂLINOIU

Jamie - Cătălin VIERU

Suzy - Romaniţa IONESCU, Ramona DRĂGULESCU

Suzy’s client - Cosmin RĂDESCU

The pizza delivery boy - Tudorel PETRESCU

The taxi driver - Mircea TUDOSĂ

 

Tickets are available at the theatrical agency or online at http://www.tncms.ro/bileteportal.php

 
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Death and Resurrection of My Parents’ World in Me (Tod und Wiederauferstehung der Welt meiner Eltern in mir) - Premiere at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

MONDAY JANUARY 13



Director Tilman Gersch stages at the Hessian State Theatre DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF MY PARENTS' WORLD IN ME by Nis-Momme Stockmann. The premiere will take place on 18th of January.

 
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ETC Week

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 03

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the ETC invites all member theatres to encourage a European future-oriented debate. For one week we ask all member theatres to dedicate one evening with a performance and discussion and a party to the ETC focusing on the  topic "Audience development in European theatres in a digital era.

ETC General Assembly, Zagreb, Croatia

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24


Go to Zagreb 24-27/10/2013

Kick-Off-Meeting Art of Ageing in Zagreb

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23


Go to The Art of Ageing

Young Europe 2 is ending officially today

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Initiated by the European Theatre Convention, in the wake of a successful 1st edition, the 2nd edition of the project “Young Europe” is bowing out and is leaving behind it a great series of achievements.

Click here to read the last newsletter of the project. 

Watch the documentary video of the festival Young Europe 2

Manfred Beilharz receives the prestigious Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz-Price in Warsaw

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26



Manfred Beilharz, stage-director, artistic director of the Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden and founder of the festival NEW PLAYS FROM EUROPE, which will be held in from 19th to 29th of June 2014 at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, receives the Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz-Price in Warsaw on 26th of September from the hand of the famous Polish actor Olgierd Łukaszewicz (movies with Wajda and Kieślowski, member of the National Theatre Poland) a week after his premiere of Midsummer Night's Dream.


 
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The Last Ones (Die Letzten) - Premiere at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25



Director Markus Dietz stages at the Hessian State Theatre THE LAST ONES by Maxim Gorkij. The premiere will take place on 28th of September.

 
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Premiere at the NATIONAL THEATRE OF CRAIOVA

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21

The prominent director László Bocsárdi stages at the National Theatre of Craiova a play by the Hungarian playwright István Örkény, The Tót family. The premiere will take place on September 21, 2013.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Premiere at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 17



Premiere: Friday, 20th of September
Regie: Manfred Beilharz

 
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Mr. Marmalade - Premiere at Staatstheater Wiesbaden

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12



A play by Noah Haidle I German translation by Brigitte Landes

Premiere: Thursday, 12th of September 2013 

 
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