14:00 - 15:30 | 1 Festival Platform (digital) | Classroom Play of Badisches Staatstheater (Karlsruhe, Germany)


by Stefan Hornbach
The Fridays for Future movement and numerous renowned scientists agree: If our planet were a boat, it would soon be sinking. It’s time for a new generation to take the wheel. Because there is no planet B for us to escape to. But there may well be a plan B …

Actor and author Stefan Hornbach was born in Speyer in 1986. His play “Über meine Leiche” has won various awards and has been produced and translated several times. He is currently writing his debut novel.

The production Plan(et) B 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.
 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 12+
In German (with English subtitles)
Direction Djuna Delker
With Constantin Petry, Alisa Kunina
Dramaturgy Lena Fritschle
Set & Costumes Svenja Kosmalski
Theatre Education Virginie Bousquet, Pascal Grupe
Arno Kohlem