With regard to the coronavirus pandemic, for now, preparation for the next Young Europe Festival in June 2020 is continuing as planned and we will keep this page up to date with any necessary changes. Learn more...
The ETC’s artistic collaboration project Young Europe III focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe. Over three years, nine ETC Member Theatres developed three new theatre texts on the topic of identity and integration, which will expand European multilingual drama for young audiences.
In 2018/2019, the artistic teams developed and produced plays based on extensive joint research by and with young people from all partner countries. The aim was to use artistic research as a performative act in theatrical education work. In addition, all nine theatres are jointly developing a theatre education programme to enable networking and further dialogue among young people from all countries involved.
2019/2020 sees all nine theatres join together for the Young Europe Festival in Graz/Austria to showcase their productions as one. See details of each production on the performances page.
Key Project Dates
- Partner Meeting, 28–29 November 2018, Bratislava/Slovakia
- Kick-Off Meeting, 21–22 January 2019, Amsterdam/Netherlands
- Partner Meeting, 22–23 May 2019, Dresden/Germany
- Season 2019/2020: Premieres and Performances
- 9–11 June 2020: Young Europe Festival
- Theater Magdeburg (Magdeburg, Germany)
- de Toneelmakerij (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Deutsches Theater Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
- "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre of Craiova (Craiova, Romania)
- Slovak National Drama Theatre (Bratislava, Slovakia)
- Weöres Sándor Szinház (Szombathely, Hungary)
- Staatstheater Braunschweig (Braunschweig, Germany)
- Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany)
- Pesti Magyar Színház (Budapest, Hungary)
New Publication: Youth Theatre – A Casebook is ReleasedBest-practice examples to make theatre with and for young people14 October 2020
Foreword to "Youth Theatre - A Casebook"
Age of Rage"When you have the feeling that no one cares about you and you have difficulty making ends meet, you vote for the person who promises you an extra twenty euros every month." Wieke Ten Cate tells us about writing for teenagers about radicalism.