Following Dea Loher, the writer, theatremaker and Büchner Prize winner Lukas Bärfuss
will chair the ATT jury this year. The Stücke-Wettbewerb (
Playwriting Competition) starts now. An independent jury of experts will select three winning plays from the submissions, which the Deutsches Theater – together with its festival partners – will premiere in the Langen Nacht der Autor_innen (Long Night of Playwrights)
on 12 June 2021.
The award-winning playwrights will each receive a world premiere fee of 10,000 euros. One of the world premieres will be produced by the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the other two by the Schauspiel Leipzig and the Schauspielhaus Graz.
Submissions of German-language plays should be sent by 13 September 2020
to the Deutsches Theater Berlin and marked "Autorentheatertage 2021
". Plays must not have already premiered or have been submitted in previous years. One text per playwright is allowed. Only authentic plays and no translations are permitted. Anyone can send in a submission; all the plays will be read. In recent years, the final selection has regularly featured newcomers who found a route to publishers and into theatre through the Autorentheatertage.
The jury will choose the winning plays after a multi-stage selection process in November. The selected playwrights will be informed immediately.
The plays should be sent in duplicate, bound or stapled and sent with the required contact details on the title page to:
Deutsches Theater Berlin
Additionally, the texts have to be submitted via pdf to email@example.com
We are looking forward to all the submissions!