Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe: New Voices

New Voices is the new edition of the successful European cooperation project Fabulamundi – Playwriting Europe. As an Austrian partner in the three-year EU project, we will be working with 13 partner organisations from 9 countries to promote young playwrights from 2023 to 2025.

The project goals and project activities at a glance:

– Support the creation of new texts for the stage with a focus on plays for young audiences.
– Promoting translations and exchange between participating playwrights, tutors and theatres.
– Presence and visibility of young Austrian playwrights for a large European theatre community through public presentations of the projects in digital formats as well as through performances, readings and publications.
– Creative writing workshops at schools, universities and theatres, including so-called “twinned workshops”, in which authors from two different countries jointly develop teaching concepts.
– Peer to peer learning sessions for playwrights and organisations
– 3 main topics: Environment and sustainability, gender balance, digitalisation

Projects of the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN as part of New Voices

Across disciplines, the FAB community offers a wide range of workshops developed locally in each partner country and extended internationally thanks to a mobility program with partnerships. For all workshops, a second guest playwright is invited to collaborate in order to promote dialog and enrich debate and exchange. The 19 playwrights will serve a broad audience of young people who are invited to participate in the projects. At the same time, they will be mentored by a group of international experts in a professional training program specifically designed to foster their artistic development and raise their awareness of the core issues: Gender and inclusion, green theatre and digitalization.

Drama Lab 2024
Development of new texts for the stage with 5 young authors in 2024. At the end of the project, all plays will be presented in stage readings at the Wortstattnächte in November 2024.

Beyond Borders
Cultural mediation project for young people with the aim of developing dramatic writing in direct dialog situations.

Gut gebrüllt: Schreib dich frei
Writing workshop with Alexandra Koch and Mihaela Michailov in spring 2024.

FAB-Community

New Voices offers 66 creative and dramatic writing workshops led by 19 European playwrights from the so-called FAB community. The playwrights will travel across Europe in a partnership programme, meet other colleagues and teams thanks to the Cross the Map programme, and share insights and thoughts about playwriting in the video series In a New Light.
Across disciplines, the FAB community offers a wide range of workshops developed locally in each partner country and extended internationally thanks to a mobility programme with partnerships. A second guest playwright is invited to all workshops to collaborate, encouraging dialogue and enriching debate and exchange. The 19 playwrights will mentor a wide audience of young people who are invited to participate in the project. At the same time, they will be mentored by a group of international experts in a professional training programme specifically designed to enhance their artistic development and raise their awareness of the core issues: Gender and inclusion, green theatre and digitalisation.

International Meetings of New Voices 2023-2025

– New Voices in Venice: 17th – 19th  October 2023
The meeting in Venice focused on the topic of green theatre and sustainability. In the course of workshops with local and international experts inside and outside the host theater, Teatro del Veneto, the topics of green dramaturgy, creative writing with a focus on climate change, innovative forms of theatre mediation and opportunities to expand the community were discussed.

– New Voices in Paris: 19th -22nd of February 2024

The meeting in Paris will focus on digital theatre and innovations within the work of digital storytelling.

FAB community authors:
Alexandra Koch
Bernhard Studlar
Magdalena Barile
Nathalie Fillion
Eva Geatti
David Košťák
Patrik Lazić
Mihaela Michailov
Ewa Mikuła
Oriol Morales i Pujolar
Constance de Saint Remy
Roberto Scarpetti
Kateřina Součková
Biljana Srbljanović
Helena Tornero
Anna Wakulik
Elise Wilk
Stefan Wipplinger
Ingeborg Von Zadow

More about the playwrights: Fabulamundi New Voices: Playwrights Dossier

Project partners:
PAV (IT)
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE AREA06 IT (IT)
ITZ – INTERKULTURELLES THEATERZENTRUM BERLIN E.V. (DE)
EUROPEAN THEATRE CONVENTION EV (DE)
THEATRE OUVERT (FR)
LA MOUSSON D’ÈTÈ (FR)
SALA BECKETT (ES)
TEATRUL ODEON (RO)
UNIVERSITATEA DE ARTE TARGU MURES (RO)
WIENER WORTSTATTEN (AT)
CULTURE ACTION EUROPE (BE)
DIVADLO LETI Z.S. (CZ)
HARTEFAKT FOND FONDACIJA (RS)

Associated partners:
FONDAZIONE PICCOLO TEATRO MILANO-TEATRO D’EUROPA (IT)
FONDAZIONE SCUOLE CIVICHE DI MILANO (IT)
APS AMLETA (IT)
ERT – EMILIA ROMAGNA TEATRO FONDAZIONE (IT)
ASSOCIAZIONE SANTACRISTINA CENTRO TEATRALE (IT)
ASSOCIAZIONE TEATRO DI ROMA (IT)
ECCOM (IT)
TEATRO LIBERO PALERMO ONLUS (IT)
ARTCENA (FR)
GEISSLERS HOFCOMOEDIANTEN Z.S. (CZ)
TEATRUL ARIEL (RO)
ARTinTRANSLATION (PL)

Photo credits: Hector Manchega

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