The selection for the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2022 has been made!

After the jury had travelled to see the 20 productions of the intermediate selection live, the jurors have now made their final selection from a total of 54 entries from 16 German states. Congratulations to the 2022 award winners:

RambaZambaTheater Berlin

Theaterkurs Heinrich-Mann-Gymnasium Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia)
based on Euripides

Projektkurs Darstellendes Spiel / Tanztheater Lysistrate vom Goethe-Gymnasium Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)
based on Euripides and “Medeamaterial” by Heiner Müller

Junges Theater Heidelberg Club #4 “Kommt Zeit, kommt Rat”, Heidelberg (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

stellwerk junges theater, Weimar (Thuringia)
Sex Education

Kulturkabinett e.V. (KKT) in cooperation with Theater AG Elly-Heuss-Knapp Gymnasium and Helene-Schoettle-Schule Stuttgart (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
sommer.nacht.traum. – playing around pandemic nature
based on William Shakespeare

Theatergruppe RomaTrial (Berlin)

Schule.Spiel.Theater – Ein Projekt der Theatervermittlung des Oldenburgischen Staatstheaters (Lower Saxony)
Zutritt gesucht!?
based on “Das Schloss” by Franz Kafka

Ten theatre professionals make up the jury of the Theatertreffen der Jugend:
Elizabeth Blonzen (Berlin), Ilias Botseas (Mainz), Sakiye Boukari (Cologne), Carmen Grünwald-Waack (Hildesheim), Canip Gündogdu (Bielefeld), Anne-Kathrin Holz (Schwerin), Sebastian Mauksch (Berlin), Rieke Oberländer (Bremen), Fynn Steiner (Berlin), Laura Völkel (Berlin).

We thank the jury for their conscientious and committed work.
The selection reflects the range of production contexts of young theatre-making: in addition to school theatre productions, works by groups at independent theatres, youth clubs at theatre houses and independent groups were invited. Many productions have developed their work on the basis of or in relation to classical material or classical figures, have made them their own, and have powerfully connected them with their concerns, questions and experiences in the present.

The delegates of the ensembles of the intermediate selection

We are also pleased to welcome the delegates of the ensembles of the intermediate selection (LINK LIST) to the Theatertreffen der Jugend 2022:

Theater-Psychologie Profil der Stadtteilschule Blankenese (Hamburg)

Import Export Kollektiv Schauspiel Köln
in cooperation with the Bundesverband Information und Beratung e. V. für NS-Verfolgte e. V. (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Die Reise mit dem pinken Elefanten

Theaterensemble ppa collective, Karlsruhe (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Die Sippe

Jugendclub Banda Agita – GRIPS Werke e. V. in cooperation with GRIPS Theater gGmbH (Berlin)
Genug! Eine bewegte Stadterkundung.

jugendtheaterwerkstatt spandau (Berlin)
Jetzt aber wirklich

Bürger:Bühne am Staatsschauspiel Dresden (Saxony)
Leonce und Lena
based on Georg Büchner

Club Rakete Jetzt! – GRIPS Werke e. V. in Kooperation mit dem GRIPS Theater gGmbH (Berlin)
LEVEL FEAR – Ein Augmented Reality-Buch

Junges Ensemble Stuttgart (Baden-Wuerttemberg)

A cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE, Schwarze Volkshochschule and Bildungsteam Berlin-Brandenburg
REMEMBER NOW! – eine Geschichte des Einander Erinnerns

Profilklasse GuT – Geschichte und Theater der Stadtteilschule Bergedorf (Hamburg)
Schöne Grüße aus den Kolonien! Oder: Zur Hölle mit dem Bismarckdenkmal?!

Theatergruppe der Karla-Raveh-Gesamtschule, Lemgo (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Treffpunkt: Shmuel

stellwerk junges theater, Weimar (Thuringia)
Upps, kaputt!

This year's applications show how much the pandemic has still made work difficult, delayed and shaped it. Many productions were planned for 2020 and had to be postponed several times. Due to the restrictions and requirements during rehearsals, the pandemic has even inscribed itself in the scenic structures of some productions.

Our congratulations and great appreciation also go to all the applicants for their energy, inventiveness and love of theatre. It is a great achievement to develop and complete productions under these circumstances!