MÜNCHNER FÖRDERPREIS FÜR DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE DRAMATIK: ANNA GSCHNITZER: “FALLEN”, CAREN JESS: “BOOKPINK”, FREDERIK MÜLLER: “DER DEUTSCHEN MUTTER”, DANIJEL SZEREDY: “LERCHELEIN”
The “Lange Nacht der neuen Dramatik” (Long Night of New Drama) is a byword for new discoveries: discoveries of texts, playwrights and ideas that belong on stage. For the fifth time, this quest for discovery, which usually takes place in the background of script departments and publishers, will be shared with the public. The multidisciplinary panel of judges (see below) met in February of this year and selected the following authors for the final round: Anna Gschnitzer with “Fallen”, Caren Jeß with “Bookpink”, Frederik Müller with “Der deutschen Mutter” and Danijel Szeredy with “Lerchelein”. For the long night, four readings will take place with the participation of the Kammerspiele ensemble that are deliberately neither productions nor world premieres, because this event aims to put the text itself in the centre stage. What potential is there in the texts? Which directors could stage them? What direction, energy and promise lies within them? We need to use our imagination! And our appeal: Pay attention! These four texts await their world premieres! Prize money donated by the Edith and Werner Rieder Foundation totalling 15,000 euros will be awarded on this evening. In addition to the prize awarded by the jury (10,000 euros) and the audience award (5,000 euros), a 3-month residency is being offered this year for the first time at the Münchner Kammerspiele, together with the residence programme at the Ebenböckhaus cultural centre, including a stipend of 1,200 euros per month.