A warm welcome to Dreieich!
We will celebrate the opening of the 24th Starke Stücke festival together with sponsors, producers and colleagues, with artists and educators. Following the official speeches, there will be a presentation of the dance piece ‘Bounce! Spring!’ from France. After the performance the evening will conclude with snacks and drinks.
Presentation of the ASSITEJ study of the state of children’s and young people’s theatre in Germany
Who actually creates children’s and young people’s theatre? How is it financed? What is shown on stage and booked by presenters? And why is it that there are always some children and young people who have no access to the theatre? This year the ASSITEJ has carried out a first ever study examining the personnel, programmes and audiences of young people’s theatres and presenters of touring companies. We discuss the results and questions raised by the study together with its editor Thomas Renz.
Discussion of the production ‘Blutsschwestern’ (“Blood Sisters”)
Right now more and more young women around the world are raising their voices. What are the images of femininity that young women here grow up with and what are their experiences of violence, sexuality and autonomy? These questions are examined in the play ‘Blutsschwestern’. After the performance we talk to director Corinne Eckenstein and the actors about how the piece was created and the background to the production. Please find more information about "Blood Sisters" here.
Chair: Leticia Wahl
Festival party with DJane MEGA UTZ UTZ
Once again this year our legendary festival party takes place in the Theaterhaus café. DJane Mega Utz Utz will transform the building into an explosive firework: you can make up the dress code once you’re there and let’s dance to the real utz utz! Amazing fancy dress party. All dance fans and party animals warmly welcome.
Transfer – A Reading from translator’s workshop
For four days six translators have worked together in the workshop “Transfer". They have discussed new children’s plays and worked on the translations. For the finale, the six plays will be presented to the public for the first time in their German translations. Actors from the Theaterhaus ensemble read excerpts offering insights into the new international repertoire of plays for children.
Please find more information about "Transfer-Translation Workshop" here.
next generation workspace 17/18 – Finale
Together with theatre director and journalist Bernd Mand the twelve young theatre makers of next generation workspace 2017/18 will present and discuss their ideas for new projects for young audiences. Between 1st and 5th March try-out versions of their individual proposals will be presented as part of the festival.
Please find more information about next generation workspace here.
Presentation of the Frankfurt Karfunkel Prize for children’s and young people’s theatre
The Frankfurt Prize for children’s and young people’s theatre has been awarded by the city every year since 2010 as part of the Starke Stücke festival. It recognizes the achievements of children’s and young people’s theatres in Frankfurt that have distinguished themselves with particularly innovative directorial and programming ideas.
following the 7 pm performance
Innenbiest, De Dansers, Utrecht (NL)
Children’s and young people’s theatre from the Netherlands is not only represented at the festival with two productions. Dutch directors and playwrights have long been important sources of inspiration for the Frankfurt theatre scene. The working relationships are intense, prolonged and much praised. After the performance of ‘Innenbiest’ we will celebrate German-Dutch friendship together with Dutch Performing Arts with both theatre and culinary surprises.
Discussion of the production ‘Plastic Heroes’
Ariel Doron has already visited around 20 countries with ‘Plastic Heroes’ – his mobilization against war through object theatre using plastic toys consistently prompts new discussions about the means and rules of war and supposed heroism.
After the performance we talk to Ariel Doron about the background to the production.
Please find more information about "Plastic heroes" here.
Presentation of festival project “My Place – Your Place”
Students at the Edith-Stein-Schule in Offenbach spent a whole week with the team of artists Marlis Hirche & Oliver Dassing and theatre educator Tracey Grey on a playful voyage of discovery into the world of theatre. Now they invite you to a concluding presentation.
Please find more information about "My Place-Your Place" here.
This year we have moved the traditional festival lunch to the evening: to mark the end of the 24th festival all those involved gather together: presenters, artists and workshop leaders, the festival team, educators and the participants from the next generation workspace. Together we will reflect on the last few days and exchange our impressions of the Starke Stücke Festival 2018.
Discussion of the production ‘Tu Nix!’ (“Do Nothing!”)
Discussion of the production ‘Tu Nix!’ (“Do Nothing!”)
In 2013, SKART founded a collaboration with children of democratic schools named Masters of the Universe. Their aim is to work independently and equally within a collective of mixed ages on refining a collective definition of theatre, creating performances and introducing aesthetic and structural innovation to the German theatre scene. The resulting works include ‘TuNix’! Following the performance we will talk to the artists about the production and their own way of creating theatre together.
Please find more information about "Tu Nix" ("Do Nothing!") here.