The ETC Drama Committee focuses on introducing European audiences to brilliant new playwrights from all over Europe.

It has the following objectives:

  • Highlight European contemporary playwrights and their work
  • Create a pool of interesting contemporary texts for ETC Members
  • Support the international trajectory of text-based theatre plays through translation

Representatives from within the ETC network jointly explore new dramatic writing in Europe and create new opportunities for contemporary playwrights, by collaborating with their time and expertise with the ETC Team, increasing the circulation of new works through the awarding of translation grants and facilitating participatory readings and discussion with authors during ETC Conferences.


  • Ola E. Bo, ETC Honorary Member (Norway)
  • Giacomo Giuntini, Head of Direction office, Director, Fondazione Teatro Due (Italy)
  • Matīss Gricmanis, Head Dramaturge (Dailes Theatre)
  • Miriam Kičiňová, Artistic Director, Slovak National Drama Theatre (Slovakia)
  • Karla Mäder, Head Dramaturge, Deutsches Theater Berlin (Germany)
  • Christa Müller, ETC Honorary Member (Germany)
  • Mirna Rustemovic, Dramaturge, Croatian National Theatre Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Mira Todorova, Dramaturge, National Theatre Ivan Vazov (Bulgaria)
  • Paulien Geerlings, Head Dramaturge, De Toneelmakerij (Netherlands)


The work of the ETC Drama Committee is coordinated by Laura Gardes, ETC Project & Network Manager. If you are interested or would simply like to know more, you can contact her: 

Why Join ETC?

  • Meet and network with colleagues from other European theatres
  • Create international artistic collaborations
  • Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices
  • Be represented at European and international level
  • Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives
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