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Reading list 2020

What I read in 2020.

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EXPLOSION as a stream

by Alica Minar The recording for Alica Minar’s choreography EXPLOSION (performance of 30 November 2020; 47 min) can be streamed here:

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VTHEA demands kill fees

In an open letter to the theatres, the German playwrights association VTheA e. V., founded in October at the Grips-Theater in Berlin, demands kill fees for all shows that were cancelled this year due to the restrictions to control the coronavirus. The restrictions imposed to control the coronavirus lead to loss of income for theatre […]

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Playwrights elsewhere: Karnataka, India (Arwind)

What do playwrights elsewhere write about?

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Eurodram in Vienna

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A Week With The Fence

The Fence, this “strange animal”, as its founder Jonathan Meth calls it, is a circle of professional friends all over the world, a club, really, that operates on a recommendation basis. Its focus lies on the work of playwriting, of developing plays, working with directors and dramaturgs.

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Hardened Positions in US theater

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B. TRAVEN by Frédéric Sonntag

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On New Dramatists

During a trip across the United States in September 2018, I had the opportunity to get to know New Dramatists, a New York institution for playwrights. The artistic director Emily Morse devoted her time to me quite generously to tell me about the building and its history as well as about the structure of her […]

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100 Years That Shook the World

translated from German by Kate McNaughton A series of theatre events by the Theatre of Generations (Театр Поколений) to mark the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution in St Petersburg, 06.-16.11.2017 Despite being one of the most globally significant events of the past century, the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia is not officially discussed […]

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