The 2020 Jugendtheaterpreis Baden-Württemberg, founded by the Ministry for Science, Research and Art, was awarded to: Spun by Rabiah Hussain, translated by Cornelia Enger (published at henschel Theaterverlag) and Woestzoeker (engl: fierce searcher) by Jan Sobrie und Raven Ruëll translated by Barbara Buri (published at Theaterstückverlag). The project grant, supporting the collaboration between theatres and authors, goes to Christina Kettering and Junges Theater Baden-Baden.
The award is offered every two years by the Theatres for Young Audiences of Baden-Württemberg. It is one of the oldest and most endowed prizes in the genre, it’s prize money being 15.000€. The jury consists of delegates of the regional theatres for young audiences as well as guest judges. 2020 the guest judges were author Lena Gorelik, publisher Judith Weißenborn (Felix Bloch Erben) and Sybille Hirzel from the Cultural Office of Ludwigsburg.
The award ceremony is traditionally part of Schöne Aussicht / Bright View, but his year, everything is different: we invited the award winners for an artists talk, where we will also do short presentations of the award winning plays.
Hosted by: Joerg Bitterich, Director of Junge Badische Landesbühne Bruchsal
The talk will be in English.
The Award Winners:
Rabiah Hussain works as a dramatic playwright in London. She also performs and presents her own lyric(s) on various stages. Her debut play Spun tells the story of two british-pakistany (British/Pakistani) girls living in East London. Just finishing their studies, the two friends are trying different ways to find their place in society.
Jan Sobrie and Raven Ruëll are Brussels based actors, playwrights and lecturers. Both have received numerous awards, including Kaas&Kappes, the Dutch award for children and youth theatre. Their play Woestzoeker considers the incoherency of different milieus and looks into the effects of growing poverty in families on the lives of children.
Christina Kettering studied drama and prose at the German literary institute in Leipzig. Her plays have received many nominations and awards. The funded project with the working title Im Wald (In the Woods) will research the myth of the woods between social reality and German romanticism. She will be working with young people from the region of Baden-Baden.
More information: www.jugendtheater-bw.de
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