Selection 2023

The selection for the 2023 Theatertreffen der Jugend has been made.
Congratulations to the selected ensembles!

In a nationwide competition, 53 ensembles applied for this year’s Theatertreffen der Jugend. The jury has chosen 18 productions for the intermediate selection, which they have experienced in live viewings. Now the jurors have made the final selection.

Congratulations to the 2023 award winners:

Blickwechsel – Oberstufentheatergruppe
Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Haar, Bavaria

Freie Theatergruppe “Elektrolyse“, Berlin

Young Pathos Kollektiv
Pathos Theater Munich, Bavaria

„So lang ich lebe, lebt Gerechtigkeit.“
Theaterjugendclub “Sorry, eh!”
Schauspiel Leipzig, Saxony

Piccolo Theater Jugendklub in co-operation with Schaubühne Berlin
Schaubühne Berlin
Piccolo Theater Cottbus, Brandenburg

Jugendclub Banda Agita
GRIPS Werke e. V. in cooperation with GRIPS Theater, Berlin

TheaterImpulse e. V. & Oberstufenkolleg Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia

We thank the jury for their conscientious and dedicated work: Elizabeth Blonzen (Berlin), Ilias Botseas (Mainz), Sakiye Boukari (Cologne), Canip Gündogdu (Bielefeld), Anne-Kathrin Holz (Schwerin), Andreas Kroder (Wedel), Sebastian Mauksch (Berlin), Rieke Oberländer (Bremen), David Paraschiv (Berlin), Laura Völkel (Berlin).

The jury’s decision represents the variety of production contexts in which young theatre is created: thus, productions from the school context, from youth clubs at state theatres as well as at independent theatres, and productions that originated from the young artists’ own initiative were selected.
Most of them present texts that were created during the working process and into which the young artists’ own experiences and the results of intensive research processes have been incorporated. These works show a young generation positioning and questioning themselves about their present situation and the responsibility it bears for the past and for the future.

Resistance against social pressure, also and especially on the human body, feminism, rebellion against expectations, responsibility against right-wing social tendencies and the feeling of being paralysed in the face of catastrophic events and the gloomy outlook for the world, occupy the young theatre makers. In doing so, they often work with a decisive and thoughtful use of aesthetic means, make use of performative and multimedia narrative forms, and work with strong physical expression in intensive choreography and movement sequences.

The Delegates of the Ensembles of the Shortlist

We are looking forward to also welcoming the delegates of the ensembles of the intermediate selection to the 2023 Theatertreffen der Jugend:

Based on Taylor Kressmann
Grundkurs Darstellendes Spiel
Rosa-Luxemburg-Gymnasium, Berlin

[Titel hier einfügen]
Goethe-Gymnasium, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

Das Hinterhaus
Darstellen und Gestalten, Jahrgang 8
Friedrich-Albert-Lange-Schule, Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Emil und die Detektive
Detektivbüro LeoGos
Leonore-Goldschmidt-Schule, Hanover, Lower Saxony

jtw spandau
jugendtheaterwerkstatt spandau, Berlin

Ich bin Hazal
Junge Akteur*innen
Theater Bremen, Bremen

Lady Macbeth
KOM'MA-Theater Jugendclub
KOM'MA-Theater, Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia

Jugendprojekt des Theaters Reutlingen Die Tonne
Theater Reutlingen Die Tonne, Reutlingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg

TeenClub Junges Theater Detmold
Landestheater Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia

The Game Is Loading
Klasse 7a1 der Hector-Peterson-Schule
Hector-Peterson-Schule & HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Houseclub, Berlin

Unter uns. Unsichtbar?
Junges Schauspiel Frankfurt
Schauspiel Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse

Our congratulations and great appreciation go to all the applicants for the works they have submitted, which deal with exciting topics with a great deal of creativity and inventiveness. They all reflect the young artists’ love for theatre.

Thank you for your applications!