Shortlisted productions 2019

These productions were considered and discussed by the jury.

Basel

Tartuffe oder das Schwein der Weisen [selected]
Comedy by PeterLicht based on Molière
Directed by Claudia Bauer
Theater Basel
World Premiere 14 September 2018
www.theater-basel.ch

Berlin

Drei Schwestern
Based on Anton Chekhov
German translation by Ulrike Zemme
In a version by Karin Henkel
Directed by Karin Henkel
Deutsches Theater
Premiere 12 November 2018
www.deutschestheater.de

Hunger. Peer Gynt
Based on Knut Hamsun / Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Sebastian Hartmannm stage design by Sebastian Hartmann
Deutsches Theater
Premiere 19 October 2018
www.deutschestheater.de

In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer
By Heiner Kipphardt
Directed by Christopher Rüping
Deutsches Theater
Premiere 20 January 2019
www.deutschestheater.de

In Stanniolpapier
By Björn SC Deigner
Based on an idea by Anna Berndt
In a version by Sebastian Hartmann
Directed by Sebastian Hartmann
Deutsches Theater
Premiere 22 June 2018
www.deutschestheater.de

Persona [selected]
By Ingmar Bergman
German translation by Renate Bleibtreu
Directed by Anna Bergmann
Deutsches Theater
Co-production with the Malmö Stadsteater
Premiere Malmö 15 September 2018
Premiere 30 November 2018
www.deutschestheater.de

DO’s & DON’Ts – eine Fahrt nach allen Regeln der Stadt
By Rimini Protokoll (Begrich / Haug / Karrenbauer)
Direction Helgard Haug, Jörg Karrenbauer
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
A production by Rimini Apparat in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Goethe Institut / Performing Architecture Venedig, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, PACT Zollverein, Stadt Nürnberg / Bewerbungsbüro Kulturhauptstadt Europas, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg and National Theatre of Scotland
World Premiere Berlin 3 May 2018
www.hebbel-am-ufer.de

Oratorium (Oratorio)[selected]
Kollektive Andacht zu einem wohlgehüteten Geheimnis (A collective mediation on a well-kept secret)
By and with Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf and the choir of local delegates
A production by She She Pop in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Festival Theaterformen, Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Kaserne Basel, Schauspiel Leipzig, Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, FFT Düsseldorf, Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival Lublin and ACT Independent Theater Festival Sofia
World premiere Berlin 9 February 2018
www.hebbel-am-ufer.de

Die Nacht von Lissabon (The Night in Lisbon)
Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque
Adapted to the stage by Hakan Savaş Mican
Directed by Hakan Savaş Mican, stage design by Hakan Savaş Mican
Maxim Gorki Theater
Premiere 11 January 2019
www.gorki.de

Im Herzen der Gewalt (History of Violence)
By Édouard Louis
German translation by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel
In a version by Thomas Ostermeier, Florian Borchmeyer and Édouard Louis
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Co-production with the Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles and St. Ann’s Warehouse Brooklyn
German-language Premiere 3 June 2018
www.schaubuehne.de

Unendlicher Spaß (Infinite Jest) [selected]
By David Foster Wallace
German translation by Ulrich Blumenbach
Text version by Thorsten Lensing in cooperation with Thierry Mousset and Dirk Pilz
Directed by Thorsten Lensing
Sophiensæle
A production by Thorsten Lensing in coproduction with Schauspiel Stuttgart, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and SOPHIENSÆLE
Premiere 22 February 2018
www.sophiensaele.com

Liberté
By Albert Serra
Directed by Albert Serra
Volksbühne Berlin
World Premiere 22 February 2018
www.volksbuehne.berlin

Bern

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften (The Man Without Qualities)
By Robert Musil
Directed by Sebastian Klink, script by Sebastian Klink
KONZERT THEATER BERN
Premiere 21 September 2018
www.konzerttheaterbern.ch

Bremen

Der Schimmelreiter (The Rider on the White Horse)
By Theodor Storm
Adaptation John von Düffel
Directed by Alize Zandwijk
Theater Bremen
Premiere 7 October 2018
www.theaterbremen.de

Dortmund

Das Internat [selected]
By Ersan Mondtag
Text by Alexander Kerlin and Matthias Seier
Directed by Ersan Mondtag, set and costume design by Ersan Mondtag
Schauspiel Dortmund
World Premiere 9 February 2018
www.theaterdo.de

Der Theatermacher
An artist's comedy by Thomas Bernhard
Directed by Kay Voges
Schauspiel Dortmund
Premiere 3 March 2018
www.theaterdo.de

Dresden

Das große Heft (The Notebook) [selected]
Based on the novel by Ágota Kristóf
German translation by Eva Moldenhauer
In a version by Ulrich Rasche and Alexander Weise
Directed by Ulrich Rasche, stage design by Ulrich Rasche
Staatsschauspiel Dresden
Premiere 11 February 2018
www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de

Der Untertan (The Loyal Subject)
Based on the novel by Heinrich Mann
In a stage version by Jan-Christoph Gockel and Julia Weinreich
Directed Jan-Christoph Gockel
Staatsschauspiel Dresden
Premiere 7 September 2018
www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de

Erniedrigte und Beleidigte (The Insulted and Humiliated) [selected]
Based on the novel by Fyodor M. Dostoevsky
Using the Hamburg Poetics Lecture by Wolfram Lotz
Directed by Sebastian Hartmann; stage design by Sebastian Hartmann
Staatsschauspiel Dresden
Premiere 29 March 2018
www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de

Duisburg

Diamante. Die Geschichte einer Free Private City
By Mariano Pensotti / Grupo Marea
Directed by Mariano Pensotti, script by Mariano Pensotti
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord / Ruhrtriennale
Commissioned by the Ruhrtriennale in co-production with Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen and Berliner Festspiele / Immersion
World premiere 24. August 2018
www.ruhrtriennale.de

Frankfurt

Mut und Gnade (Grace and Grit)
A true story about love and death by Ken Wilber
German translation by Jochen Lehner
Adapted for the stage by Marion Tiedtke and Luk Perceval
Directed by Luk Perceval
Schauspiel Frankfurt
World Premiere 1 December 2018
www.schauspielfrankfurt.de

Hamburg

Der haarige Affe
By Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Frank Castorf
Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg
Premiere 17 February 2018
www.schauspielhaus.de

Hanover

Die Edda
Retold by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson and Mikael Torfason
Directed by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson
Schauspiel Hannover
World Premiere 15 March 2018
www.schauspielhannover.de

Munich

Der Vater (The Father)
By August Strindberg
Translation by Hans Egon Gerlach
Directed by Nicolas Stemann
Münchner Kammerspiele
Premiere 29 April 2018
www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de

Dionysos Stadt [selected]
Devised and directed by Christopher Rüping
Münchner Kammerspiele
World Premiere 6 October 2018
www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de

No Sex
By Toshiki Okada
German translation by Andreas Regelsberger
Directed by Toshiki Okada
Münchner Kammerspiele
World Premiere 14 April 2018
www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de

Marat/Sade
By Peter Weiss
Stage adaptation by Tina Lanik and Andrea Koschwitz
Directed by Tina Lanik
Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel / Residenztheater
Premiere 27 September 2018
www.residenztheater.de

Salzburg

Die Perser
By Aeschylos
German translation by Durs Grünbein
Directed by Ulrich Rasche, stage design by Ulrich Rasche
Salzburger Festspiele
Co-production with Schauspiel Frankfurt
Premiere 18 August 2018
www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

Penthesilea
By Heinrich von Kleist
In a text version by Vasco Boenisch
Directed by Johan Simons
Salzburger Festspiele
Co-production with Schauspielhaus Bochum
Premiere 29 July 2018
www.salzburgerfestspiele.at

Stuttgart

Orestie (Oresteia)
Based on Aeschylus in a new adaptation by Robert Icke
German translation by Ulrike Syha
Directed by Robert Icke
Schauspiel Stuttgart
Premiere 17 November 2018
www.schauspiel-stuttgart.de

Vienna

Hotel Strindberg [selected]
By Simon Stone based on August Strindberg
Directed by Simon Stone
Burgtheater / Theater Basel
World Premiere 26 January 2018
www.burgtheater.at

jedermann (stirbt)
By Ferdinand Schmalz
Directed by Stefan Bachmann
Burgtheater
World Premiere 23 February 2018
www.burgtheater.at

Der einsame Weg (The Lonely Way)
By Arthur Schnitzler
Directed by Mateja Koležnik
Theater in der Josefstadt
Premiere 15 November 2018
www.josefstadt.org

Gutmenschen
By Yael Ronen and Ensemble
Directed by Yael Ronen
Volkstheater
World premiere 11 February 2018
www.volkstheater.at

Häusliche Gewalt
By Markus Öhrn
Directed and conceived by Markus Öhrn, stage design by Markus Öhrn
Wiener Festwochen
Co-production by Wiener Festwochen, Institutet, WIESBADEN BIENNALE 2018
World Premiere 8 June 2018
www.festwochen.at

Zurich

Girl From The Fog Machine Factory [selected]
A contemporary story with a magical ending
By Thom Luz
Directed by Thom Luz; stage and lighting design by Thom Luz
Gessnerallee Zürich
A production by Thom Luz and Bernetta Theaterproduktionen in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, Kaserne Basel, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater Chur, Südpol Luzern
World Premiere 17 May 2018
www.bernetta.net | www.kampnagel.de

Hamlet
By William Shakespeare
German translation by Elisabeth Plessen
Directed by Barbara Frey
Schauspielhaus Zürich
Premiere 13 September 2018
www.schauspielhaus.ch

Ich weiss nicht, was ein Ort ist, ich kenne nur seinen Preis (Manzini-Studien)
By René Pollesch
Directed by René Pollesch
Schauspielhaus Zürich
World Premiere 14 December 2018
www.schauspielhaus.ch

Zur schönen Aussicht
A comedy by Ödön von Horváth
Directed by Barbara Frey
Schauspielhaus Zürich
Premiere 17 February 2018
www.schauspielhaus.ch