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 2017, they were:
Mona el Gammal
Spacial artist, scenographer, performer – Berlin
Born in Bochum in 1986, Mona el Gammal studied scenography at Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe/ZKM and has been conceiving and directing interdisciplinary projects since then. She has worked with La Fura dels Baus and for Nationalgalerie Berlin, among others. Most recently, she worked as set and costume designer and performer with SIGNA at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg and at the Republique Theatre Copenhagen.
She has been developing narrative spaces since 2006, parallel worlds which absorb the viewers and turn them into protagonists. Her narrative space “HAUS//NUMMER/NULL” received the Kölner Theaterpreis 2013 and was presented at the Stückemarkt of the Theatertreffen in 2014.
“RHIZOMAT”, the continuation of this work, was presented by the Berliner Festspiele as part of the new programme format “Immersion”.
Hakan Savaş Mican
Director, author – Berlin
Born in Berlin in 1978 and raised in Turkey, Hakan Savaş Mican studied architecture in Berlin before he decided to attend a directing course at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie. Various film and television projects for ARTE and RBB were followed since 2008 by theatre productions at Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Staatstheater Mainz, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Münchner Volkstheater. Hakan Savaş Mican is the author of numerous plays, among them “Der Besuch”, “Die Schwäne vom Schlachthof” or “Die Saison der Krabben”, which received the award for the best contemporary drama at the 2013 Hamburg Privattheatertage.
In 2014, his production “Schwimmen Lernen – ein Lovesong” was invited to the theatre festival Radikal jung at Münchner Volkstheater.
As a fellow of the cultural academy Tarabya in Istanbul, he shot the documentary feature film “Die Zeit der Haselnüsse” in 2014.
Artistic director, director, author – Stuttgart
Armin Petras, born in Meschede in 1964 and raised in East Berlin, studied directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” in Berlin. He has directed plays at Nationaltheater Mannheim, Schauspiel Leipzig, Staatstheater Hannover, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Volksbühne Berlin and Münchner Kammerspiele, among others. He held leading positions at Theater Nordhausen, Staatstheater Kassel and Schauspiel Frankfurt and was the artistic director of the Berlin Maxim Gorki Theater from 2006 to 2013. His world premieres of the Fritz Kater plays “zeit zu lieben zeit zu sterben” (2003) and “WE ARE CAMERA / jasonmaterial” (2004) as well as his production of “Gertrud” (based on Einar Schleef, 2007) were presented at the Theatertreffen. In 2005, he received the Lessing-Award of the Free State of Saxony. Armin Petras has been the Artistic Director for Drama at Staatstheater Stuttgart since the summer of 2013.
His alter ego Fritz Kater writes theatre texts, among them the plays of the years of 2003 (“zeit zu lieben zeit zu sterben”) and 2004 (“WE ARE CAMERA / jasonmaterial”), as chosen by the magazine Theater heute. In 2003, “zeit zu lieben zeit zu sterben” won the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award. In 2008, Kater received the Else-Lasker-Schüler-Dramatists’ Prize.
Author – Berlin
Felicia Zeller, born in Stuttgart in 1970, studied at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. She has been writing plays since 1990 and her work has been produced at Theater Freiburg (“Kaspar Häuser Meer”, 2007), at Nationaltheater Mannheim (“Gespräche mit Astronauten”, 2009), at Schauspiel Frankfurt (“X-Freunde”, 2012, and “Zweite allgemeine Verunsicherung”, 2016) as well as at Saarländisches Staatstheater (“Wunsch und Wunder”, 2015).
In 1993, she received the Youth Theatre Award Baden-Württemberg for “immer einen hund gehabt / plane crazy (1928)” and in 2008, her play “Kaspar Häuser Meer” won the Audience Award at the festival Mülheimer Theatertage. Further nominations for the Mülheimer Dramatists’ Award followed in 2011 (“Gespräche mit Astronauten”) and in 2015 (“Wunsch und Wunder”).
In addition to her theatre texts, Felicia Zeller writes prose and works as an author and director in film and media art. Her prose miniatures “Einsam lehnen am Bekannten” received the Clemens Brentano Förderpreis for literature of the city of Heidelberg.
Dramaturg Theatertreffen, Stückemarkt – Berlin
Born in Bonn in 1980, Christina Zintl studied dramatic arts in Hildesheim and Aix-en-Provence. She was employed as an assistant dramaturg and dramaturg at Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel from 2006 to 2008 and as a dramaturg at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus from 2008 to 2011, where she was mainly involved with contemporary drama, such as world premieres of plays by Juli Zeh, Thomas Jonigk and Juliane Kann. She curated PLAN B, a series of interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with North Rhine-Westphalia’s independent theatre scene, and UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD!, a cooperation project with the international theatre network MITOS 21. Her dramaturgical work took her to Theater am Neumarkt, Schauspiel Leipzig and Staatstheater Nürnberg. She is one of the founding members of the performance group HOTEL EUROPA (who performed at Maxim Gorki Theater and Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, among others) and taught at universities such as Freie Universität Berlin and the Salzburg Mozarteum. Since 2011, she has been a dramaturg for the Theatertreffen and the director of the Stückemarkt (with parental leave in 2016/17).