European Drama Award Competition

 

Sir Peter Ustinov, Prof. August Everding and Michael Leinert  promoting the
First European Drama Award Competition in Munich - Prinzregententheater

First EUROPEAN DRAMA AWARD COMPETITION at Staatstheater Kassel
               Intendant /Artistic Director Michael Leinert (1991 – 1999)

Under the patronage of Professor August Everding, Artistic director and General Manager of the 'Bayerische Staatstheater' and president of the 'Deutscher Bühnenverein', the Staatstheater Kassel and the literary agency BERND BAUER VERLAG invited for the 1. EUROPEAN DRAMA AWARD COMPETITION. The contest was meant to make the European public familiar with contemporary dramas of young and new authors from all over Europe and to mediate between European cultures.
For this Competition 1.150 plays were submitted from 29 European countries. For each country the International Theatre Institut (ITI) elected two national jurors, who examined the submitted plays and nominated up to three plays. Altogether 69 plays were nominated. 60 of them had to be translated into German and were submitted to the international Jury.

In the cities of Erfurt, Kassel, Leipzig, Meiningen and Weimar readings of numerous nominated plays took place. The first three awards were produced by the German and Swiss broadcasting corporations DeutschlandRadio Berlin and DRS Schweizer Radio, the world premieres of the awarded plays took place in German and Russian theatres.

The award winning plays of the 1. Europaean Drama Award Competition:

1. Awards:
FAVOURITES OF FATE
('BALOVNY SUDBY')
by Elena Popowa (Belorussia)
World premiere: 7. September 1995, Pushkin Theatre Moscow

THE LITTLE CHERRY ORCHARD
('VISHNEVY SADIK')
by Alexej Slapovskij (Russia)
World premiere: 21. January 1995, Staatstheater Kassel

3. AWARD:
THAT SHRINKING FEELING
by Sam Snape (Great Britain)
World premiere: 27. October 1994, Nationaltheater Weimar

4. AWARD:
WILD AS THE HEART
('FEROCE COMME LE COEUR')
by Denise Bonal (France)
World Premiere: 2. December 1995, Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen

5. AWARD:
LET US PLAY TSCHELIK
('DA POIGRAEM NA TSCHELIK')
by Jana Dobreva (Bulgaria)

 

 
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