The Stückemarkt jury consists of artists from a wide range of disciplines. From all works submitted following an open call in a given year, they select five works to be presented during the Theatertreffen in a format corresponding with their artistic form. The members of the Stückemarkt jury rotate each year. In 2016, they were:
Director and author – Berlin
Born in Bonn in 1962, he studied drama, theatre and media at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Gießen, while already working as an assistant director and dramaturg for Robert Wilson. In 1989/90, Kroesinger contributed to Heiner Müller’s production of “Hamlet/Hamletmaschine” at Deutsches Theater Berlin as an artistic associate. At documenta X, his work “Don’t look now”, an investigation of the German Autumn, was presented as part of Theaterskizzen. Kroesinger is considered one of the principal representatives of documentary theatre. In his projects, he examines how people are determined by their political systems. By creating montages of original and literary texts, he alters his audiences’ perspective and perception.
His interdisciplinary projects, which include performances, installations, drama and music theatre productions, were created at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, HAU / Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, Theater Augsburg and Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin (currently: “Musa Dagh”, 2015), among others. In 2007, Hans-Werner Kroesinger received the Brüder-Grimm-Award of the State of Berlin for his devised production “Kindertransporte”.
Author – Berlin
Born in Salzburg in 1971, she studied German philology and journalism, first in Salzburg and later in Berlin. Kathrin Röggla has been working successfully as a prose writer since the early 1990s, and started writing well-received radio plays in 1998. Apart from creating radio plays and acoustic installations with Bavarian Broadcasting, she was a member of the net-radio collective convextv, until it disbanded in 2001. She has been writing plays since 2002, which have premiered at Wiener Festwochen (“Draußen tobt die Dunkelziffer”, 2005 at Volkstheater Wien), at Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf (“wir schlafen nicht”, 2004), at Theater Freiburg (“worst case”, 2008) and at the festival steirischer herbst (“junk space”, 2004), among others.
Kathrin Röggla has received the Salzburg State Prize for Literature (1992), the Reinhard-Priessnitz-Prize and Meta-Merz-Prize (1995), the Bruno-Kreisky-Prize for Political Books (2004), the Solothurn Literature Award (2005), the Nestroy Theatre Award 2010 for Best Play (“worst case”), the Franz-Hessel-Award (2010) and the Arthur-Schnitzler-Prize in 2012.
She has been a member of the Berlin Academy of the Arts since 2012. In 2014, she was awarded the 3rd Lectureship of Poetics for Drama at Saarland University.
Since 2015, Kathrin Röggla has been Vice President of the Berlin Academy of the Arts.
Director and author – Budapest
Born in Cegléd, Hungary, in 1974, Árpád Schilling founded his company Krétakör (engl: chalk circle) while studying theatre directing at the Budapest Theatre Academy. Krétakör has since become renowned far beyond the country’s borders as one of Hungary’s most innovative ensembles. His investigation of the work of Georg Büchner was followed by “W-Workers’ Circus” (based both on “Woyzeck” and poems by the Hungarian poet Attila József), “Leonce and Lena” and “Home, my sweet Homeland” (based on “Danton’s Death), three new interpretations that drew connections with Hungary’s economic situation at the time. He directed productions at the Berlin Schaubühne (“Walpurgisnacht”, Wenedikt Jerofejew, 2002), at Piccolo Theatro in Milan (“Richard III”, William Shakespeare, 2003) and at the Casino of the Vienna Burgtheater (“Hamlet”, William Shakespeare, 2005), among others. He directed his first opera at Bayerische Staatsoper (“La Cenerentola”, Gioachino Rossini) in 2010, followed by productions of “Rigoletto” (Giuseppe Verdi, 2014) and “La damnation de Faust” by Hector Berlioz at Theater Basel in 2014.
Since 2008, Árpád Schilling’s work has been characterised by an experimental-didactic approach. He organises demonstrations and is a outspoken political campaigner. In 2005, he received the renowned Stanislavski Award and in 2009, he was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize “New Theatrical Realities”.
Director – Basel
Born in Basel in 1984, Simon Stone is currently one of Australia’s leading theatre directors. He has been working with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Münchner Kammerspiele, Vienna Burgtheater and Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Simon Stone’s production of “The Wild Duck” won the 2011 Helpmann Award and the Sydney Theatre Award. He directed productions for the Ibsen Festival in Oslo (2012), for Wiener Festwochen (2013) and for Theater Oberhausen (2014), his first work in Germany. Stone is interested in investigating elements of the present in the classics, of the historic in our present times. Since the 2015/16 season, he is resident director at Theater Basel.
Dramaturg Theatertreffen, Stückemarkt – Berlin
Born in Bonn in 1980, she studied Dramatic Arts in Hildesheim and Aix-en-Provence. From 2006 to 2008, she was an assistant dramaturge and dramaturge at Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel. From 2008 to 2011, she was a dramaturge at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. She worked with Stefan Bachmann, Rafael Sanchez, Daniele Löffler and Tina Lanik, among others. Her main interest was contemporary drama and she worked on world premieres of plays by Juli Zeh, Thomas Jonigk and Juliane Kahn. She was also the curator for PLAN B, a series of interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with independent theatres in Northrhine-Westphalia, and the project UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD!, a cooperation project with the international theatre network MITOS 21. Her work as a dramaturge took her to Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich, Schauspiel Leipzig and Staatstheater Nürnberg. She is a founding member of the performance group HOTEL EUROPA (performances at Maxim Gorki Theater and Hebbel am Ufer, both in Berlin, among others) and has held teaching assignments at FU Berlin and Mozarteum Salzburg. She has been artistic director of Stückemarkt and dramaturge of Theatertreffen since 2012.