At anniversaries we tend to look back. But we also try to cast a view into the future. This is why the next theatre biennial New Plays from Europe, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June 2010, is moving along new paths – on the web.
On the new online platform newplays-blog the festival’s patrons – playwrights from 41 European countries, who advise the festival team on their selection of invited plays – will write about the cultural scenes in their countries. They debate about tendencies in European theatre, reflect their own perspectives, experiences and works, and figure out how contemporary drama in Europe is developing. Until now, these discussions have been taking place during the festival, now there will be more space and more time for new thinking: This blog will be running for about six months.
And there’s more exciting news: Every theatre enthusiast can join in into the discussions, comment the posts and link to the patron’s thoughts. So come on and read, write and enter! And visit the Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Staatstheater Mainz in June 2010 for watching the selected productions at the most important festival for contemporary playwriting world-wide.
Until then, you can experience European theatre and engage with the patrons.