Besides the international selection, recent Dutch texts will also be featured in the staged readings. These texts will be read in English.On the occasion of the festival, they will also be translated into French and German.

The selected texts are:

Eric de Vroedt * The Nation
Bog (Lisa Verbelen, Sanne Vanderbruggen, Judith de Joode, Roos Euwe, Benjamin Moen) * MEN.
Michael Bijnens * Huid
Vera Morina * Volim Te
Frank Siera * Ongerijmd
Anna Carlier * Hertenleer
Dounia Mahammed * Salut Copain
DE HOE (Wannes Gyselinck & Ans Van den Eede) * Vanish Beach
Freek Mariën * Wachten en andere heldendaden
Nico Boon * 21.02.2021, de wereld in één dag, één dag in de wereld
Stijn Devillé * Geel Hesje

SID* Dutch selection


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. 

Download the call!