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Times are changing. We are faced with challenges that our former strategies are no longer able to overcome: social injustice, climate change and turbo-capitalism, along with the resulting migration movements…

How to respond? Some choose to withdraw into their private lives to avoid being confronted with these problems. Others begin to get increasingly involved.




For some years, there have been indications of a concurrent paradigm shift in the arts. Art - and thus, the theatre - is returning from its exploration of the private: the desire for its political efficacy is in sharp contrast with the new Biedermeier. That is why this year's Dramatists' Festival Graz will address the tension between the theatre as a public and political place of assembly and the trend to withdraw into the private sphere. This is already illustrated by the venues it has chosen: private houses, theatres and public spaces in Graz and all over Styria. The festival sets out to find new perspectives on form and content, presenting work that originates from this search.

 
06
June
Wed

OPENING / PERFORMANCE / SPEAK!

By Antonin Artaud, Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Austria) and Philipp Hauß (Austria)

SECRET SOCIETY!

A city and research project by Clemens Bechtel

LIBERTALIA 2.0 – WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE REVOLUTION

By Philipp J. Ehmann after the book "Against elections. Why choose and undemocratic "by David Van Reybrouck (Belgium)

The Pact

Uta Plate / KUNSTLABOR Graz

Mission

By David Van Reybrouck (Belgium)

THE WHO AND THE WHAT

By Ayad Akhtar (USA) | German translation by Barbara Christ
22:00 - | 2

SCRATCH NIGHT

07
June
Thu
00:00 - |

TALK-MOBILE

17:00 - 19:00 | 2

SAU.RAU

INTERPRETATION CENTRE
17:00 - 19:00 | 2

FORCED THEATRE. STEP TOO

18:00 - 20:00 | Beginn am Franziskanerplatz

ON OUR WAY TO PARADISE

LIBERTALIA 2.0 – WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE REVOLUTION

By Philipp J. Ehmann after the book "Against elections. Why choose and undemocratic "by David Van Reybrouck (Belgium)
19:30 - 20:30 | 4Dom im Berg

Bergeins

By Freundliche Mitte – Gerhild Steinbuch, Philine Rinnert, Sebastian Straub and others (Austria / Germany)

Mission

By David Van Reybrouck (Belgium)

The Pact

Uta Plate / KUNSTLABOR Graz

Pictures of us

By Thomas Melle (Germany)

Grounded

By George Brant (USA) | German translation by Henning Bochert
21:00 - | 3

The State

By Alexander Manuiloff (Bulgaria) | German translation by Hannes Becker
21:30 - 22:30 | 4Dom im Berg

Bergeins

By Freundliche Mitte – Gerhild Steinbuch, Philine Rinnert, Sebastian Straub and others (Austria / Germany)
21:30 - | 1Schauspielhaus Graz FOYER | COME TOGETHER

LET’S TALK

08
June
Fri
00:00 - |

TALK-MOBILE

17:00 - 19:00 | 2

FORCED THEATRE. STEP TOO

17:00 - 19:00 | 2

SAU.RAU

INTERPRETATION CENTRE

BROKEN GERMAN

By Tomer Gardi (Israel)
Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof

STEIERMARK TODAY

18:00 - 19:00 | 2

18:00 - 19:00 | St. Josef in der Weststeiermark

STEIERMARK TODAY

18:00 - 19:00 | Stadl an der Mur

STEIERMARK TODAY

18:00 - 19:00 | Oberzeiring

STEIERMARK TODAY

LIBERTALIA 2.0 – WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE REVOLUTION

By Philipp J. Ehmann after the book "Against elections. Why choose and undemocratic "by David Van Reybrouck (Belgium)

JA, EH! BEISL, BIER UND BACHMANNPREIS

By Stefanie Sargnagel (Austria)
19:30 - 20:30 | 6Kirche St. Andrä

JUDAS

By Lot Vekemans (The Netherlands) | German translation by Eva M. Pieper and Christiane Bais

The Pact

Uta Plate / KUNSTLABOR Graz
21:30 - | 1Schauspielhaus Graz FOYER | COME TOGETHER

LET’S TALK

09
June
Sat
00:00 - |

TALK-MOBILE

10:00 - 16:00 | 5

KRITIKFABRIK

Requiem for Europe

By Nicoleta Esinencu (Moldova) | In Romanian with English surtitles

JA, EH! BEISL, BIER UND BACHMANNPREIS

By Stefanie Sargnagel (Austria)
17:00 - 19:00 | 2

FORCED THEATRE. STEP TOO

17:00 - 19:00 | 2

SAU.RAU

INTERPRETATION CENTRE

The Pact

Uta Plate / KUNSTLABOR Graz
19:30 - 20:30 | 3

Hausbruch. Ein Fragment

A project by Natascha Gangl and Ivna Žic (Austria / Switzerland)

REST OF EUROPE

By Nicoleta Esinencu (Moldova) | German translation by Eva Ruth Wemme | In German with Romanian surtitles

WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT

By Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran) | In English
21:30 - 22:30 | 3

Hausbruch. Ein Fragment

A project by Natascha Gangl and Ivna Žic (Austria / Switzerland)
10
June
Sun
11:00 - 12:30 | 2

THE VERY LAST BRUNCH

11
June
Mon

The Pact

Uta Plate / KUNSTLABOR Graz

Places


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1

Schauspielhaus Graz FOYER

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
1

Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS EINS

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
1

Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS ZWEI

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
1

Schauspielhaus Graz REDOUTENSAAL

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
1

Schauspielhaus Graz HAUS DREI

Hofgasse 11, 8010 Graz
2

Sauraugasse 4, 8010 Graz
3

Wienerstraße 58a, 8020 Graz
4

Schlossbergstollen

Schlossbergsteig, 8010 Graz
4

Dom im Berg

Schlossbergsteig , 8010 Graz
5

Elisabethstraße 30, 8010 Graz
6

Kirche St. Andrä

Kernstockgasse 9, 8020 Graz
7

Reininghaus (alte Brauerei)

Reininghausstraße 11a, 8020 Graz
8

Lendplatz | Start: Pierre's Café-Bar

Lendplatz 45, 8020 Graz

Tickets & Info


Tickets for all events with entry-fee are available at
Ticketzentrum, Kaiser-Josef-Platz 10, and via: