The Stückemarkt jury 2012 consisted of the following five theatre makers:
Director and Artistic Director Designate of Schauspiel Köln
studied German, Theatre Studies and Religious Studies in Zurich and Berlin. In 1992 he founded the company Theater Affekt in Berlin, his production of ‘Lila’ by J.W. Goethe won the Friedrich Luft Prize. Until 1998 he worked as a freelance director in Bonn, Berlin, Zurich, Vienna and Hamburg. In 1996 he was Young Director of the Year. He was Drama Director of Theater Basel from 1998 to 2003 (winning the award for ‘Theatre of the Year’ in 1999). Stefan Bachmann has also directed opera since 2001. His most recent productions have been at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zurich and Staatsschauspiel Dresden. He has been a resident director at the Vienna Burgtheater since 2008. He has been invited to the Theatertreffen on numerous occasions, most recently in 2011 with his production of Kathrin Röggla’s ‘The Participants’ for the Vienna Burgtheater. Stefan Bachmann will be Artistic Director of Schauspielhaus Cologne from the 2013/14 season.
Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Hildesheim, Performance Artist
Mieke Matzke was born in 1972 and lives in Hildesheim and Berlin. She has worked with the performance collective She She Pop since she was a student of Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Works which have been created in this context include the productions ‘She She Pop: Live. Successful People in 45 Minutes’ (1999), ‘BAD’ (2002), ‘Why Aren’t You Dancing?’ (2004) and ‘Testament’ (2010). ‘Testament’ won the Friedrich Luft Prize, the Goethe Institut Prize at the Festival Impulse and was invited to the 2011 Berlin Theatertreffen. Mieke Matzke worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Media and Theatre in Hildesheim and the Free University Berlin. She completed her Doctorate in 2004 with a work on forms of staging oneself and has conducted post-doctoral research on the history of theatre rehearsal. Mieke Matzke has been Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Hildesheim since 2009, where she teaches the theory and practice of theatre.
Ewald Palmetshofer was born in Linz in 1978 and studied Theology in Vienna and Philosophy/Psychology at teacher training college. He was writer in residence at the Schauspielhaus Vienna in 2007/08, where he curated the series X Commandments in 2010. In 2008 he was chosen as Young Playwright of the Year in the critics’ poll for Theater Heute, won the Playwriting Prize of the Cultural Circle of German Business and was nominated for the Nestroy Prize in the Best Newcomer category for his play ‘living. under glass’. His plays ‘hamlet is dead. no gravity’ and ‘faust is hungry and chokes on a grete’ were invited to the Mülheimer Theatertagen in 2008 and 2010 respectively (having been premiered in 2007 and 2009 at the Schauspielhaus Vienna under the direction of Felicitas Brucker). His most recent play ‘animal. one becomes lower class after all please’ was premiered at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden (director: Simone Blattner) in 2010. In the 2010/11 season, Palmetshofer was writer in residence and guest dramaturg at the National Theatre Mannheim. He lives in Vienna.
Dries Verhoeven was born in Oosterhout (NL) in 1976 and lives in Amsterdam. He studied Theatre Design from 1995 to 1999 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. His career as a set designer began in 2000. Initially he worked together with the Dutch stage designer Jan Versweyveld, before he began to design his own installations in 2002. He made his European breakthrough with the hotel installation ‘You Are Here’ which won him the Salzburg Festival’s Young Directors’ Award in 2009. This work was shown in Berlin in 2011 in the Gasometer Schöneberg. Dries Verhoeven constructs theatrical situations where reality and fiction can scarely be distinguished. His installations lead the spectator to view events from confusing and unusual perspectives. His works have been shown regularly in Germany since 2008 as well as at international festivals in Belgium, Austria, France, Great Britain and elsewhere. His latest theatre installation, ‘Dark Room’ at the Münchner Kammerspiele, is a work with blind performers.
Yvonne Büdenhölzer was born in 1977 in the region of Cologne, Yvonne Büdenhölzer studied German and Education at Bonn University. Alongside her studies she worked as an assistant director and dramaturg for numerous theatre and fringe productions as well as for the biennial theatre festival New Plays From Europe in Bonn and Wiesbaden. From 2005 until 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer has run the Stückemarkt for the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In October 2009 she was the initiator for the symposium In a Spin. The Future of Contemporary Drama at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
In the 2009/10 season she curated (together with Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler and Manfred Beilharz) and managed the biennial theatre festival New Plays From Europe in Wiesbaden and Mainz. She has lectured at the Free University in Berlin since 2005 on the course in Applied Literary Studies. She is a member of the Rat für die Künste.
Since 2012, Yvonne Büdenhölzer is the director of the Theatertreffen.