Drama and the Pandemic Or: The Shelf Life of Dramatic Texts
The topic of this discussion will be how long theatre texts stay valid. What kinds of texts does the theatre need and what kinds of theatre do the texts need?
- 1 h 30 min
- In German with simultaneous translation into English
- Saturday, 22 May 2021
The longevity of a dramatic text is mainly measured by the number of productions it sees at other theatres after its world premiere. Another significant indicator is the production venue: Is the play performed on the main stage or at the studio theatre? We would like to look at this topic from the playwrights’ point of view: What kinds of texts does the theatre need and what kinds of theatre do the texts need? What do theatre authors write for today, which audiences, which times, which stage?
Paul Brodowsky (Impulse lecture) Author and playwright, lecturer of creative writing for the stage at the Berlin University of the Arts, board member of Verband der Theaterautor*innen (VTheA)
Sapir Heller Director
Maxi Obexer Author and playwright, founder of Neues Institut für Dramatisches Schreiben (NIDS), chairperson of Verband der Theaterautor*innen (VtheA)
Lucie Ortmann Leading dramaturg at Schauspielhaus Wien
Janis El-Bira Moderation