May 10, 2009

Discussion on the role of dramaturgy on theater stages today

Date: May 10, 2009, 11:30 Uhr

Duration: May 10, 2009

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

In memory of dramaturg and festival maker Marie Zimmerman, who died in 2007, Friedrich Schimer (Director of Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg) created a recurring 5,000-euro fellowship to promote an emerging dramaturg from the German-language theater scene. Established in April 2008, the award is connected to a two-month stay at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, which is responsible for the organizing and awarding the fellowship.

During the presentation of the Marie Zimmerman Fellowship 2009, three experienced dramaturgs discuss dramaturgy’s tradition and future on German stages with two young dramaturgical colleagues. Taking part in the discussion are Carl Hegemann, Professor for Dramaturgy at the Felix-Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Academy for Music and Theater in Leipzig and 2008 juror of the Marie Zimmermann Fellowship; Sarah Israel, student of dramaturgy at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and the Marie Zimmermann fellow 2009; Friedrich Schirmer, Director of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and former Director of Schauspiels am Staatstheater Stuttgart; Anna Maria Volkland, student of dramaturgy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich and Marie Zimmermann fellow 2008; Klaus Zehelein, President of the German Stage Association, President of the Bavarian Theater Akademie August Everding, Munich; former artistic director of the Opera at the State Theater Stuttgart and 2009 juror of the Marie Zimmermann fellowship. Jean-Baptiste Joly moderates the discussion.