Trends in new drama - What or who is likely to come?
Friday 13.09 at 13:30 – 15:30
Dr. Thomas Oberender, Creative Director of the Berlin Festival, in his keynote address will attempt to draw lines and point to trends in the new drama. In his time, Jon Fosse represented something completely new in the theatre. Thomas Oberender was the dramaturg for early and important Fosse theatre performances in Germany, and editor of the book Jon Fosse: Ich will kalt und klar sein that came out in 2001. From his key position in the heart of Europe, Oberender has not only followed the development of the theatre, but has been a part of it. He has been a strong contributor to the coupling between art, politics, film, music and literature, and has developed a concept that has set its mark on German contemporary theatre. Oberender is a clear voice in the field of European theatre, and through articles, essays and publications, has articulated a desire to expand, study and capture the voice of today.
Seine Stücke werden nicht alt, he says about Fosse. In his keynote he will develop an unusual mindmap for the wide and diverse landscape of contemporary theater.
A panel of central European authors, directors and dramaturgists will discuss the type of drama that is likely to come after Jon Fosse. Do Jon Fosse's texts mark an end to the classic dramatic theatre, or is it a new beginning? Are characters, script, and dialogue a paradigm of the past in the theatre, or is it the case that they will once again find their place and reappear in new ways? Can we imagine at all a theatre without these elements?
Free and open for everybody.
Dramaturgist Carl Morten Amundsen leads the conversation that will be presented in English. With: dramaturgist, author and creative director of the Berliner Festspiele Thomas Oberender, playwright and director Christian Lollike and director Laurent Chétouane whose most recent performance was Natta syng sine songar at the Nationaltheatret in the spring of 2019.