05.11.2017, 10.15pm › Kleines Haus
On the last evening of the festival, the international jury will recognize one of the eight performances of the festival. The awardee or awardees will be invited to stage a new production at Staatsschauspiel Dresden in the upcoming season.
*1984 in Dijon, pursued cultural studies with a focus on theater, music, and literature at the University of Hildesheim and continued her studies at the German School of Journalism in Munich. She works primarily as a theater critic for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the RBB, as well as a reporter and news editor for Zeit Online, Die Zeit, and others. In 2014 one of her reports was awarded the prize of “Rechtsextremismus im Spiegel der Medien” (“Right-wing Extremism in the Media’s Mirror”). During longer stays, she reported from Israel, Palestine, France, and Lebanon. She served on the jury for the Körber Studio for Young Directors and the Nachspiel prize of the Heidelberger Stückemarkt. She lives in Berlin.Sanja Mitrović
is a theater director, performer, and the artistic director of Stand Up Tall Productions which she founded in 2009. Born in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia she emigrated to the Netherlands in 2001. Mitrović’s work has gained international recognition for her exploration of theatre’s relation to the social, political and cultural realities of our times. In recent years her works have been commissioned, produced and presented by festivals and venues across Europe and internationally. Between 2017 and 2019 Mitrović will be Artist-in-Residence at the Centre Dramatique National in Orléans, France. Sanja Mitrović lives in Brussels, where she teaches at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound.
*1967 in Brussels, studied history of art (with a focus on contemporary art) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and has taught at the École nationale supérieure d’audiovisuel (ENSAV) in La Cambre, Brussels, among other posts. Since 1994, he has been involved in production and promotion for various dance companies, including those of Michèle Noiret, Pierre Droulers and ZOO / Thomas Hauert, as well as at Anne Teresa de Keersmakers international school of modern dance P.A.R.T.S. He was also artistic direction assistant at Les Tanneurs Theatre in Brussels. In 2002, he joined the programming team at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Since 2007, Christophe Slagmuylder has been artistic director for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.
*1961 in Düsseldorf, studied in Cologne and Munich. After having worked as a dramaturg at the Theater Graz and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, among others, he was lead dramaturg at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In 1999 he transferred to the Theater Bremen as head dramaturg and deputy of the senior general director. From the 2006 / 2007 season on, he held the same position at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. As general director, Joachim Klement took over artistic direction at the Staatstheater Braunschweig with the 2010 / 2011 season. From the 2017 / 2018 season on, he is artistic director of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. Since October 2013, he has been a member of the European Theatre Convention (ETC).
In their sessions the jury will be joined by a member of the Staatsschauspiel’s Dresden acting ensemble.