Dutch language selection 2024
Discover the Dutch language selection here.
Shakespeare is dead is the very first playwriting festival in the Dutch language area. The festival aims to put our contemporary Dutch-speaking playwrights on the centre stage, not only for their own Dutch-speaking audience but also in a wider, international context. Read more...
Discover the Dutch language selection here.
Discover the 2024 International selection of Shakespeare is dead!
In 2023, the Ministry of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate will for the first time award the CARL ZUCKMAYER SCHOLARSHIP to promote contemporary European drama and the memory of the political German playwright Carl Zuckmayer.
The scholarship is addressed to playwrights living in Europe who have already written at least one theatre play that has been staged already. The working scholarship is intended to enable them to write a play on a socially relevant, European topic with financial security.
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Together with the Toneelschrijfprijs, the Translation Prize is also awarded, an initiative of the Fonds Podiumkunsten and Literatuur Vlaanderen. This year, the prize goes to 'Mater' by Femke Van der Steen. Her text will be fully translated into French, English or German and presented abroad during a staged reading thanks to the support of DeAuteurs.
With his stage script 'Queen of Disco', Maarten van Hinte has been named winner of the 35th edition of the Toneelschrijfprijs. The prize worth 10,000 euros was awarded this year on Friday 15 September at the Flemish TheaterFestival in Brussels.
Did your theatre text premiere between January 1 and December 31 2022? Submit from now on until March 31 your text for the Toneelschrijfprijs 2023, the award for the best originally Dutch-spoken theatre work.
Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond and Theater Bellevue are joining forces to organize Shakespeare is Dead, the festival for the new theater text. What was instigated by Het nieuwstedelijk in Leuven, Belgium, now also ignites in Amsterdam on March 24 and 25
Participate in Shakesepeare is dead Amsterdam on March 24 and 25 at Theater Bellevue and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond.
Shakespeare is dead is looking for contemporary playwrights and plays to introduce in the Dutch speaking world.
This is my state.
And that of no one else.
The state I am in
The state of Lot Vekemans.
Who is also a playwright.
Discover 'The state of' of Lot Vekemans as delivered on Friday 25 February 2022 at the first edition of Shakesepeare is dead.
our generation is often seen as
a lost generation
we feel lost
or we have lost something
a kind of idealism or collectivity
but I have the feeling that we have
actually gained a lot
compared to previous generations
in consciousness and self-awareness
and certainly in sensitivity
Read the State of the Young Playwright as delivered by Anouk Friedli on Friday 25 February at the first edition of Shakesepeare is dead.
LUCA school of arts organises workspace aiming at creating a safe and open space for each participating playwright to work on a (new) script, scene or text close to their hearts. The goal of this workspace is not to produce a polished, finished (and consumer-friendly) script or scene, but an exploration about and around the texts. Apply before February 4.
Discover the Dutch and Belgian authors who are selected for the festival.
Discover the works and authors selected for the Shakespeare is dead festival!
Rebekka de Wit (1985) studied drama at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and is a writer and theatre maker. Anoek Nuyens (1984) studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies in Utrecht and Berlin. In addition to her socially engaged, documentary theatre work, she does journalistic research.
In Flanders and the Netherlands, there are many educational programmes where students can develop into professional playwrights. This article provides an overview.
Listen to the kick-off event of Shakespeare is dead that deBuren transformed into a podcast that is available via Soundcloud.
Worldwide, there are multiple residency possibilities for Dutch and Flemish playwrights.
In Flanders and the Netherlands, there are a number of publishing houses that focus specifically on the publication of new theatre texts.
Playwright Edna Azulay wrote a statement about the state of playwriting in Flanders and the Netherlands. This is a Dutch text.
Playwright Peter Anthonissen wrote a statement about the state of playwriting in Flanders and the Netherlands. This is a Dutch text.
Playwright Dounia Mahammed wrote a statement about the state of playwriting in Flanders and the Netherlands. This is a Dutch text.