Opening Party, Photo: Katrin Schander
Festivalparty, Photo: Marina Andrée
Opening Party, Photo: Katrin Schander
Transfer-Reading, Photo: Marina Andrée
Opening Party, Photo: Katrin Schander
Karfunkel, Photo: Katrin Schander
Festival-Lunch, Photo: Katrin Schander
Festivalparty, Photo: Katrin Schander
Franco-German Evening, Photo: Charlotte Kleine
Book Presentation, Photo: Marina Andrée
Festivalparty, Photo: Katrin Schander
 

Accompanying Program


Tue

27.02.2018




15:00h

Grand Opening

Bürgerhaus Sprendlingen, Dreieich

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.


Thu

01.03.2018




16:00h

Presentation of the ASSITEJ study of the state of children’s and young people’s theatre in Germany

Stadthalle Hofheim a. Ts.

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.


Fri

02.03.2018




20:30h

Discussion of the production ‘Blutsschwestern’ (“Blood Sisters”)

jugend-kultur-kirche sankt peter, Frankfurt a. M.

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


Sat

03.03.2018




21:00h

Festival party with DJane MEGA UTZ UTZ

Theaterhaus Frankfurt

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.


Sun

04.03.2018




18:00h

Transfer – A Reading from translator’s workshop

Theaterhaus Frankfurt

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.


Mon

05.03.2018




18:00h

next generation workspace 17/18 – Finale

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a. M.

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 27th February 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.


Tue

06.03.2018




18:00h

Presentation of the Frankfurt "Karfunkel" Prize for children’s and young people’s theatre

Kaisersaal des Frankfurter Römer (nur geladene Gäste)

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.

This year’s prize goes to TheaterGrueneSosse and Oliver Augst und Marcel Daemgen (TextXTND). Congratulations!


Wed

07.03.2018




20:00h

Dutch Night

Gallus Theater, Frankfurt a. M.

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. After the performance of “Innenbiest” we talk to Choreographer Josephine van Rheenen about the performance. Together with “Dutch Performing Arts” we celebrate German-Dutch friendship with both theatre and culinary surprises.


Thu

08.03.2018




19:00h

Discussion of the production ‘Plastic Heroes’

Theaterhaus Frankfurt

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.


Fri

09.03.2018




16:00h

Presentation of festival project “My Place – Your Place”

Kinder-, Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Sandgasse, Offenbach a. M.

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.

18:00h

Festivaldinner

Theaterhaus Frankfurt

(by invitation)
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.


Sat

10.03.2018




20:30h

Discussion of the production ‘Tu Nix!’ (“Do Nothing!”)

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a. M.

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.