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Wiener Wortstaetten (Vienna)

Wiener Wortstaetten is a unique, intercultural playwrights-theatre-project, launched in 2005 by Hans Escher and Bernhard Studlar, which encourages discussion and networking between Austrian and international authors. Centered around authors who (mostly) live in Vienna and whose native language is not German but who write in German, an international network has been created over the years to establish an intercultural exchange and a centre for contemporary European drama in Vienna. Wiener Wortstaetten is a research laboratory, mediating between playwrights and the theatre business.
The goal of the project is the long term promotion and support of theatre authors. A specific methodology is followed for the selection and promotion of playwrights and plays, that foresees a first phase of stage presentation and reflection about the proposed plays; a second phase of review of the selected plays and verification of how effective and playable the drafts are, together with a professional team consisting of a director, a dramaturg and actors; in the third phase, the authors’ plays are presented to the public as a rehearsed staged stage presentation or production, either in cooperation with other theatres or as in-house productions.

Next Event

december

12dec - 15dec 121:00 amdec 154 Fabulamundi texts at Teatro Stabile di Bolzano

Past Events

october 2019

18oct - 19oct 181:00 amoct 194 staged readings of contemporary plays at the Werk X Theatre in Vienna

september 2019

23sep - 25sep 231:00 amsep 25MOB PRO GERMANY

may 2019

21may - 23may 211:00 ammay 23Mob-Pro Vienna
12apr - 9mayapr 121:00 ammay 9Fabulamundi - Call for Associate Researcher

march 2019

14mar - 18mar 141:00 ammar 18Translation residency of Fabrizio Sinisi in Vienna
5mar - 7mar 51:00 ammar 7MOB PRO WARSAW

january 2019

11jan - 12jan 111:00 amjan 12a special networking activity in UK
27nov - 25jannov 271:00 amjan 25A new production in Austria of "Contra la llibertat" by Esteve Soler

october 2018

4oct - 9oct 41:00 amoct 9Translation residency of Esteve Soler in Austria

may 2018

19may1:00 am- 1:00 amFelicia Zeller at Wiener Wortstaetten

april 2018

25apr - 27apr 251:00 amapr 27First Mob Pro in London

january 2018

30jan - 31jan 301:00 amjan 317° Austrian National Playwrights Meeting