GERMANY / 2021

Patty Kim Hamilton – Sex Play

The text proposed by Deutsches Theater Berlin / Germany was a selection of ETC Drama Committee

Patty Kim Hamilton’s SEX PLAY portrays with talent the increasingly complicated topics of human sexuality and gender identities, as well as the stress, frustration and sometimes violence these topics carry. Its contemporary composition and structure give a voice to an undefined number of characters in a series of situations and conversations, in which the author combines a very delicate balance between poetry and realistic, humorous writing, with organic and believable dialogues.

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SLOVENIA / 2020

Simona Semenič – Beautiful Vidas Burn Beautifully

A play about historically significant and historically less significant women who have been persecuted for being different. Or just for being a female. A witch-hunt through the centuries is transmitted to a metaphorical level as the play deals with women as Joanna the Mad, Camille Claudel, Virginia Woolf, and other historically recognized women, but also with unnamed women, all of whom were victims of the patriarchal society in the past. The play is intertwining historical facts and figures with the present time inequality issues. The form of the plays is inventive, it's based on pagan rituals and combined with methods of contemporary playwriting.

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ITALY / 2022

Melania G. Mazzucco – Dulan, the Bride

Dulan, the bride could be described as a noir story. The play is about a troubled middle-aged couple, they are just married but they are somehow hounded by the ghost of a girl who was found dead in the pool of the building where they are going to live. Dialogue after dialogue, some disturbing questions emerge: who was that young woman? Did the man know her? Was it a suicide or an act of violence? In this spiral of questions and conjecture, the image of a young foreign woman stands out, a victim of oppression and male violence.

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