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15.11. – 1.12.07
What's next

The Festival in the Festival: What's next?
A "generations of theater" project with mentors Romeo Castellucci, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers and Johan Simons, and with Orthographe, Simone Aughterlony, Maarten Seghers and Neco Çelik

The SPIELART Theater Festival 2007 is examining the issues of the artists of tomorrow and thus the future of theater - with the presentation of new productions by young theater artists and with a dialogue between different generations.

Which different experiences influence the artistic work of two theater generations? Which themes and artistic approaches are most important to young theater directors? Why theater? How do they deal with role models and theater history? Are there "young" aesthetics? How do theater artists nowadays learn and work, what criteria and influences on their work play roles in the development of their projects?

The series What's next? explores these questions with new theater works and with discussions between different generations. SPIELART has invited the internationally renowned directors Romeo Castellucci, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers and Johan Simons to each nominate a young theatermaker to present a new piece during the SPIELART festival and at theaters involved in the coproduction.

In addition, a final project will be presented by the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (nominated by Professor Heiner Goebbels), and a final project by the Bayerische Theaterkademie August Everding (nominated by Professor Cornel Franz). The issues regarding the future of theater will be discussed in dialogues with artists and in podium discussions.

The What's next? - projects in the frame of SPIELART:

22., 25., 29., 30.11.2007 - Akademietheater
Lea-Marie Hauptvogel / Verena Stoiber: Treffen / Meet - Passing deserts through water

23. - 27.11.2007 - Studio der Theaterwissenschaft
Orthographe: FLUGVERSUCHE (Flying Attempts)

23. - 24.11.2007 - Muffatwerk/Ampere
Maarten Seghers / OHNO Cooperation: SO MAN

24.11.2007 - Akademietheater
Monster Truck: LIVE TONIGHT!

24. - 26.11.2007 - i-camp / Neues Theater
Simone Aughterlony: Tonic

24. - 25.11, 1.12 - Münchner Kammerspiele - Werkraum
Neco Çelik: Ausgegrenzt (Exluded)

25.11.2007
- Muffathalle
The Future of the Theatre?

theatre generations dialogues, public discussion

What's next? is an initiative of the Theaterfestival SPIELART Munich in co-operation with Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Münchner Kammerspiele, Tanzquartier Wien, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster, Forum Freies Theater (FFT) Düsseldorf, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Inteatro Polverigi, Needcompany Brüssel, Dampfzentrale Bern and SPIELART-Factory München - as well as in collaboration with the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (Germany) and the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding / Highschool for Music and Theatre, Munich.
 
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
and the Allianz Kulturstiftung