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 2018, they were:
Joy Kristin Kalu
Dramaturg and theatre scholar – Berlin
Joy Kristin Kalu holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies and American Studies and a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin. Her dissertation, “The Aesthetics of Repetition”, analyses theories and strategies of repetition in the visual arts, performance, and theatre of the US neo-avantgarde. She co-authored the book “Theater als Intervention: Politiken ästhetischer Praxis” (2015). Her interest in repetition continues in her current work, provisionally titled “Stagings of Therapy in Artistic and Psychological Practice”, which explores theatrical processes in various forms of therapy. Other research interests include contemporary experimental theatre in Germany and the United States and Critical Whiteness Studies. Beside her academic work, she is a theatre practitioner and curator and has been working as a dramaturge at the Sophiensæle in Berlin since the 2017/18 season. Previously, she worked with the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Volkbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, the Actors’ Gang in Los Angeles, New York’s Wooster Group and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
Author – Cologne
Anne Lepper was born in Essen in 1978 and studied philosophy, history and literature at the universities of Wuppertal, Cologne and Bonn before going on to study literary writing at the Bern University of the Arts. Her debut play “Sonst alles ist drinnen” won the Munich Advancement Award for German-language Drama. Her play “Käthe Hermann” was premiered at Theater Bielefeld in 2012 and invited to both the Mülheimer Theatertage and the Autorentheatertage at Deutsches Theater Berlin in the same year. “Hund wohin gehen wir” was invited to the 2011 Stückemarkt of the Berlin Theatertreffen, where Anne Lepper won a commission of work. This resulted in her fourth theatre text, “Seymour”, which was first directed by Claudia Bauer at Staatstheater Hannover. It was followed by further plays, which premiered at Theater Dortmund and Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, among others. The annual critic’s survey conducted by the expert magazine Theater heute chose Anne Lepper as emerging playwright of the year 2012. For Nationaltheater Mannheim, she wrote “Mädchen in Not”, which was premiered there in 2016 and invited to the 2017 Mülheimer Theatertage, where it was awarded the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award.
Director, scenographer, theatre director – Paris
Philippe Quesne, born in 1970, studied Visual Art, Visual Design and Scenography in Paris. Apart from designing sets for theatre and opera, he created numerous other projects and spaces for performances, concerts and exhibitions. In 2003, he founded Vivarium Studio in Paris, a laboratory for theatrical innovation which brings together artists from various disciplines. In his multidisciplinary works, he creates spaces that function as separate eco-systems and in which he and the performers explore the essential dynamics of communities. In his internationally touring productions such as “La démangeaison des ailes” (2003), “L’effet de Serge” (2007), “La mélancolie des dragons” (2008), “Swamp Club” (2013) or “The Night of the Moles” (2016), he combines scenography, visual art and performance. Quesne directed “Caspar Western Friedrich” at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2016 and has been a regular guest at Berlin’s HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Beside his theatre work, he develops performances and interventions in public spaces and presents works in exhibition contexts. Since 2014, Philippe Quesne is the director of Nanterre-Amandiers, National Dramatic Center in Paris.
Actor, author and director – Berlin
Dimitrij Schaad was born in Kazakhstan in 1985 and trained as an actor from 2005 to 2009, both at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding and the Theatre Academy St. Petersburg. After roles at Münchner Kammerspiele and in Essen, he worked at Schauspielhaus Bochum from 2010 to 2013. Since the 2013/14 season, he has been a member of the Maxim Gorki Theater’s acting company in Berlin, where he has worked with directors Sebastian Nübling, Hakan Savaş Mican and Yael Ronen, among others. In 2014, the annual critics’ survey of Theater heute selected him as emerging actor of the year. With Yael Ronen’s ensemble work “The Situation”, he was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2016. His first text for the theatre, “Die Konsistenz der Wirklichkeit” was premiered at the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding in 2017, directed by himself. At the Theatertreffen der Schauspielstudierenden, this work received both the main jury award and the audience award. Beside his work as an actor, director and dramatist, Dimitrij Schaad writes screenplays together with his brother Alex Schaad. In 2016, their film “Invention of Trust” won the Students’ Oscar.
Dramaturg Theatertreffen, Stückemarkt – Berlin
Christina Zintl has been a dramaturg at the Theatertreffen and the Head of Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt since 2012. She was born in Bonn in 1980 and studied Scenic Arts in Hildesheim and Aix-en-Provence. From 2006 to 2008, she was an assistant dramaturg and dramaturg at Munich’s Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel. From 2008 to 2011, she worked as a dramaturg at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. She worked with Stefan Bachmann, Rafael Sanchez, Daniela Löffner and Tina Lehnik and others. She has worked mainly on productions of contemporary drama, such as world premieres of plays by July Zeh, Thomas Jonigk and Juliane Kann. Furthermore, she curated PLAN B, a series of interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s independent theatre scene as well as UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD!, a cooperation with the theatre network MITOS 21. She worked as a dramaturge at the Theater am Neumarkt, at Schauspiel Leipzig and at Staatstheater Nürnberg. She is a founding member of the performance group HOTEL EUROPA (which performed at Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater, Hebbel am Ufer and Theaterdiscount and others). She has held lecturing assignments at FU Berlin and Mozarteum Salzburg.