Shakespeare is Dead is a Flemish-Dutch festival for new stage writers, the first Dutch edition of which will take place in Amsterdam on March 24 and 25, 2023, hosted by Theater Bellevue and Flemish Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond. The aim of the festival is to showcase new theater repertoire and other stage texts, in order to promote the playing and development of new plays - rather than classical repertoire. Non-Dutch-language writers can participate in the section 'Overlopers' --> to open call


Open Calls Amsterdam ediciton
De staat van de jonge toneelschrijver

De staat van de jonge toneelschrijver

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 insight
in consciousness and self-awareness
in modesty
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, contemporary playwright festival.