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Everyone is talking about WE at the moment, as if it were an entity that could be singularly defined. All across the country, people invoke this WE in a  variety of ways – sometimes with a bellicose air, sometimes with solidarity in mind and sometimes from a nationalist perspective. The frequent use of the word reflects a yearning for community, belonging and location, in the face of a world that is constantly changing. A world that people perceive to be more and more insecure, confusing, even threatening. WE is contrastingly used in the hope to create a sense of belonging, and provide a sense of security in difficult times. Perhaps this is why we are searching for a collective WE, one that intends to include our entire society and excludes all those we do not want to belong . 
 
Perhaps another reason this reoccurring WE rhetoric, lies in the ever increasing divisions in our society and the dissolution of familiar WEs that used to work across society as a whole. However, this argument overlooks the fact that both our society and every single individual always consist of many WEs. So the task at hand is not to create a WE that includes everything, but rather a WE that is willing to accommodate difference, develops the ability to tolerate diversity, and includes processes of negotiation.
 
This theatre and its authors are attempting to navigate this field of conflicting issues, and the current edition of the Dramatists’ Festival shows their diverse approaches. In readings, discussions, performances and productions, WE will address the search for a connection of the WEs in conversation and analysis, seeing the theatre as a place of assembly, where we show a microcosmic version of how society could work on a larger scale. We are looking forward to an inspiring Dramatists’ Festival.
 
Edith Draxl & Iris Laufenberg
 
12
June
Wed
17:00 - 18:15 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz REDOUTENSAAL | Opening

We

19:00 - 20:15 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz Redoutensaal | Guest Performance of Burgtheater Wien, Austria

ALLES KANN PASSIEREN. EIN POLITTHEATER

by Florian Klenk & Doron Rabinovici
21:00 - 22:45 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | Het nieuwstedelijk, Leuven, Belgum

CONVERSATION WITH THE RAIN

by Stijn Devillé
21:00 - 22:20 | 3 | World premiere of the winning play of the Dramatists’ Award of the Austrian Theatre Alliance, Theater am Lend

Der Sprecher und die Souffleuse

by Miroslava Svolikova
21:00 - 22:00 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS DREI | Austrian Premiere, Schauspielhaus Graz

SCHLAMMLAND GEWALT

by Ferdinand Schmalz

Audience Discussion

with Ferdinand Schmalz
13
June
Thu
10:00 - 16:30 | 6 | PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR ARTISTS, INTERNATIONAL AND AUSTRIAN COLLEAGUES AND THE INTERESTED AUDIENCE

FEMALE NARRATIVE PERSPECTIVES

17:00 - 19:00 | 5 | A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION 2019

RETZHOFER DRAMAWALKS

9 authors, 9 plays, 9 creative interpretations to go
18:00 - 19:00 | 8 | Reading

STATUSMELDUNGEN

by Stefanie Sargnagel
19:30 - 20:50 | 3 | World premiere of the winning play of the Dramatists’ Award of the Austrian Theatre Alliance, Theater am Lend

Der Sprecher und die Souffleuse

by Miroslava Svolikova
20:00 - 21:00 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | Guest performance of Frascati Theater Amsterdam, Netherlands

THE AUTOMATED SNIPER

by Julian Hetzel
21:30 - 22:30 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS DREI | DRAMA FORUM in cooperation with Deutscher Literaturfonds e.V. and Schauspielhaus Wien

AUTHORS‘ WORKSHOPS

Ewelina Benbenek & Florian Fischer / Paul Wiersbinski & Franz von Strolchen

Audience discussion

MENSCHEN MIT PROBLEMEN, TEILE I BIS III
22:00 - | 1

GET TOGETHER

14
June
Fri
10:00 - 13:30 | 6 | PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR ARTISTS, INTERNATIONAL AND AUSTRIAN COLLEAGUES AND THE INTERESTED AUDIENCE

DISCOVERING THE WORLD IN THE THEATRE

11:00 - 14:00 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR ARTISTS, INTERNATIONAL AND AUSTRIAN COLLEAGUES AND THE INTERESTED AUDIENCE

MEETING OF THE PLATFORM AUSTRIAN DRAMATURGS‘ SOCIETY

15:00 - 16:30 | | PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR ARTISTS, INTERNATIONAL AND AUSTRIAN COLLEAGUES AND THE INTERESTED AUDIENCE

THE AUTHOR IS PRESENT

17:00 - 19:00 | 5 | A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION 2019

RETZHOFER DRAMAWALKS

9 authors, 9 plays, 9 creative interpretations to go
19:00 - 20:30 | 7 | Guest performance of Junges Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

DRAUFGÄNGERINNEN

by TANJA ŠLJIVAR
19:30 - 20:40 | 4 | Coproduction as part of the project “Ceci n’est pas un HYPE”! by copy & waste with Schauspiel Leipzig, Germany

LITTLE SHOP OF FLOWERS

COPY & WASTE
20:00 - 21:15 | 1 | World premiere / Commissioned by Schauspielhaus Graz

ERINNYA

by Clemens J. Setz
20:00 - 21:00 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | Guest performance of Frascati Theater Amsterdam, Netherlands

THE AUTOMATED SNIPER

by Julian Hetzel
21:00 - 22:30 | 3 | A production by Nele Stuhler, Sophiensaele Berlin, Germany, and DRAMA FORUM

KEINE AHNUNG

by NELE STUHLER
21:30 - 22:40 | 4 | Coproduction as part of the project “Ceci n’est pas un HYPE”! by copy & waste with Schauspiel Leipzig, Germany

LITTLE SHOP OF FLOWERS

COPY & WASTE
15
June
Sat
10:00 - 15:00 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz Redoutensaal | Reading

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LOWLANDS

Focus on current texts from the Netherlands and from Flanders Staged readings

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LOWLANDS

Focus on current texts from the Netherlands and from Flanders Staged readings
17:00 - 19:00 | 5 | A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION 2019

RETZHOFER DRAMAWALKS

9 authors, 9 plays, 9 creative interpretations to go
18:00 - 20:40 | 1Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS | World premiere / Commissioned by Schauspielhaus Graz In cooperation with africologneFESTIVAL

DIE REVOLUTION FRISST IHRE KINDER!

by Jan-Christoph Gockel & Ensemble
19:00 - 20:30 | 7 | Guest performance of Junges Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

DRAUFGÄNGERINNEN

by TANJA ŠLJIVAR
19:00 - 20:30 | 3 | A production by Nele Stuhler, Sophiensaele Berlin, Germany, and DRAMA FORUM

KEINE AHNUNG

by NELE STUHLER
21:00 - 23:00 | 4Dom im Berg | Stand-up Performance

BLACK OFF

by Ntando Cele and Manaka Empowerment Prod., Durban, South Africa/Bern, Switzerland
21:00 - 22:35 | 1 | Austrian premiere, Schauspielhaus Graz

DIE MITWISSER

Eine Idiotie von Phillip Löhle
23:00 - | 4Dom im Berg | DRAMA ON THE DANCEFLOOR

DRAMAPARTY

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Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Schauspielhaus Cafe Schreiner

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Schauspielhaus Graz Redoutensaal

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
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Wienerstraße 58a, 8020 Graz
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Schlossberplatz 1, 8010 Graz
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Kaiser-Josef-Platz 10, 8010 Graz
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Dom im Berg

Schlossbergsteig , 8010 Graz
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Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz
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Burggasse 9/II, 1.Stock, 8010 Graz
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Ortweinplatz 1, 8010 Graz
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Burgring 2, 8010 Graz
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Jakominiplatz 15, 1.Stock , 8010 Graz
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Dorfstraße 17, 8438 Wagna

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