Call for Proposals for Fast Forward

European Festival for Young Stage Directors 2020

Staatsschauspiel Dresden Apply by 31 May 2020

Fast Forward, the European festival for young stage directors, will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 12 to 15 November 2020 at Staatschauspiel Dresden (Germany). As in previous years, Fast Forward invites eight European theatre productions from young directors, companies or directing teams.

At the end of each edition, an international expert jury awards a prize to one of the selected performances whose director or team will be invited to collaborate with the theatre during the following season. The winner of the Fast Forward prize will also be welcomed as a guest to the ETC International Theatre Conference, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with major European public theatres.

Criteria for application

Fast Forward Festival is looking for:

  • a full-length stage production
  • from young directors or directing teams matching professional requirements
  • which is one of the first five productions ever created by the director or team

Application deadline: 31 May 2020

More details about the criteria and application process in the open call for proposals


Charlotte Orti von Havranek, Curator Festival Fast Forward:

Open Call Fast Forward 2020



Top photo: DU SALE ! by Marion Siéfert, winner of Fast Forward Award 2019 ©Sebastian Hoppe

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