Drama Lab 2024

Playwright: Bernhard Studlar
Partner: Wiener Worstatten

Duration: 11 months incl. final presentation (staged readings)
Participants: 4 – 5 , from 18 to 27 years old
Location: WIENER WORTSTAETTEN / Theatre Werk X
Time: January – November 2024

DRAMA LAB 2024 is a playwriting workshop for young authors organised by Wiener Wortstaetten and led by author and playwright Bernard Studlar.

The creation of new texts for the stage has been the focus of the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN’s work since the beginning, as well as the artistic exploration of socially relevant themes and networking between playwrights.

WIENER WORTSTAETTEN is calling for applications for five so-called workplaces for the Drama Lab 2024.

This model of cooperation with authors includes a contract for work amounting to € 3,000 as well as dramaturgical support for the period of one year. Furthermore, regular working meetings of all selected authors as well as individual and group readings. Any travel expenses will be covered by the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN or its cooperation partners.

In addition, the Theater am Werk will accompany the creation of the texts as a ” Patentheater” and premiere one play in the 2024/25 season.
All the texts created will be presented in staged readings in Vienna as part of the “Wortstattnächte” in autumn 2024.

Discover more on Wiener Wortstaetten website.

The application process is anonymous. Individual playwrights as well as teams and collectives can apply. Multilingualism within the texts is possible, however, the working language of the Drama Lab is German.
There are no content-related or formal requirements for the texts.

Applications are to be submitted via online form and should include:

• An idea outline for the envisaged play, 1 – 2 pages in length (anonymised)

• Text samples of 10 pages (anonymised)

• A biography

The submissions of content (idea outline and text sample) should be summarised in a PDF without naming names.

Applications are possible until 15 October 2023 at the latest via WW website.