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New critics’ seminar in Wiesbaden

The theatre festival “New Plays from Europe 2008 ” –” Neue Stücke aus Europa 2008″ in Wiesbaden invites  applications to a seminar for eight young professional theatre critics, which will take place between 13-19 June 2008. The seminar is a collaboration between IATC and the festival and will be conducted by Margareta Sörenson (Director of IATC training seminars) together with Jürgen Berger (German theatre critic, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Theater Heute). Seminar participants will also be responsible for producing a festival bulletin, with Jürgen Berger in charge as its editor.

The working language of the seminar will be English; the bulletin is published in English and German.

The festival gathers together new and exciting plays from Europe’s stages, performed by companies from the countries themselves. It is famous for the warmth of its welcome, and the many informal opportunities it provides to meet playwrights from all over Europe.

Applications should be sent in two copies, one to Margareta Sörenson (soerenson@swipnet.se) and one to the festival (biennale@staatstheater-wiesbaden.de) including an endorsement from a national critics’ association within IACT, a short CV and a recent theatre review in translation to either English, German or French. Applicants must be practising critics with at least one year’s experience, and preferably under the age of 35. The selection of the applicants will be made by Jürgen Berger and Margareta Sörenson together. Applicants will have their travel costs covered to a maximum 300 EU; free accommodation, meals and theatre tickets are likewise provided.

Deadline for applications is 15th of March; applicants will be notified by 30th April. For more information about the festival visit www.newplays.de