07
June
Mon
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 Festival Platform (digital) | Live Zoom Game by Theater Magdeburg | in English | Live Theatre Game of Theater Magdeburg (GER), “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of Craoiva (Romania) and Staatstheater Braunschweig (GER)

DEMOCRISIS. (K)EIN AUSWEG

by Jules Buchholtz
Populism, nationalism, xenophobia – today’s Europe is under scrutiny. In the face of the Euro crisis and mass migration, European nations are increasingly rediscovering nationalism. According to the surveys, the AfD is the second-strongest party in Germany and climate change is threatening to become a dangerous reality. What are the prospects of young Europeans? What are the responsibilities of young people? In an interactive, realistic point-and-click adventure, young people can try out different decisions and actions to find out what kind of world they want to live in.

The author Jules Buchholtz is a member of the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture in Gießen and a lecturer at the University of Gießen and the Braunschweig University of Art. Her work revolves around the subjects of the real/reality, risk regime and medical law.

18:30 – 20:15 CET
Performance: Democrisis. (K)ein Ausweg 
Written by Jules Buchholtz.
360° Game Walk & subsequent after talk by Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig/Germany
Free Admission / Limited Audience 
Ticket: Please register through the ticket button here.

18:30 - 19:30 CET
Performance: Democrisis
Written by Jules Buchholtz. Directed by Vlad Dragulescu. 
Live 360° Game by “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of Craiova/Romania
Free Admission / Limited Audience 
Ticket: Please register through the ticket button here.

18:30 – 20:00 CET
Performance: Democrisis. (K)ein Ausweg 
Written by Jules Buchholtz. Directed by Anton Kurt Krause.
Live Zoom Game by Theater Magdeburg
Free Admission / Limited Audience 
Ticket: Please register through the ticket button here.

The production Democrisis. (K)ein Ausweg has been developed as part of the European Theatre Conventions’ (ETC) project Young Europe III. The ETC’s artistic collaboration project Young Europe III focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe. From 2017-2021, nine ETC Member Theatres developed seven new theatre texts and nine original research-based productions on the topics of identity, rage, democracy and climate change. Young Europe III is part of the ETC programme “ENGAGE – Empowering today’s audience through challenging theatre” and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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 For the first time, the DRAMA|TIK|ER|INNEN|FEST|IVAL will integrate the Young Europe Festival, which means that there will be theatre plays and additional events for young audiences online. The international online Young Europe Festival marks the finale of a European cooperation project under the patronage of the European Theatre Convention, which united nine ETC member theatres over a period of two years. Young people from Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary were asked about their thoughts on democracy, identity and anger. The new texts and plays that resulted from this research will be presented as part of the Young Europe Festival. What are the (utopian or dystopian) views that young people have of the world? Which topics, goals and messages are relevant to them? Young people from Austria and the countries participating in the ETC cooperation project will visit the online performances together with their school classes and virtually exchange views and ideas, taking part in internationally organised workshops. Some of the young people's impressions will be shown virtually in the Festival Centre. 


Ages 14+
In English

Theater Magdeburg, Germany
Direction Anton Kurt Krause
Gamedesign Mathias Prinz
With Anja Signitzer, Isabel Will
Dramaturgy & Project Coordination Laura Busch
Set & Costumes Nadine Hampel
Theatre Education Veronika Riedel

“Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of Craiova, Romania
Direction Vlad Dragulescu
Game Design Mathias Prinz
With Monica Ardeleanu, Petronela Zurba 
Translation Cosmin Dragoste
Set & Costumes Lia Dogaru

Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany
Concept & Game Lead Theresa Meidinger
Concept & Dramaturgy Kathrin Simshäuser, Sarit Streicher
Concept & Theatre Pedagogy Rike Breier
Concept & Assistance Merle Delling, Madita Gieseke
Set & Costumes Ruby Heimpel, Gretl Kautzsch
With Saskia Petzold, Juri Jaworsky

digital
Anja Sig