Bright View 2020

Bright View 2020

Every two years Junges Ensemble Stuttgart hosts the festival Bright View: a showcase of ground-breaking international theatre for young audiences in Stuttgart as well as the platform for regional theatres working in this field to share their work and develop their artistic and communicatory practise. 10 international performances, 7 shows from the region of south-west Germany as well as 2 international co-productions of the hosting theatre Junges Ensemble Stuttgart will form the artistic festival programme. The discourse programme tackles questions of representation and discrimination in the theatre for young audiences. Who speaks? Whose stories are told? How do we create images, characters and rhetoric without reproducing discriminatory or racist conditions? How do we incorporate these concepts into our artistic and aesthetic work as well as into the structures of theatres and companies?

Next Generation Residency 2020: The organisers invite 10 people (18-35 years), living and working in Europe, to participate in the Next Generation Residency 2020. The scholarships address young artists and students of the performing arts (dramaturgs, directors, actors, puppeteers, dancers, performers, stage and costume designers, musicians or theatre educationalists) with specific interest in theatre for young audiences. The Next Generation residents will watch 14 international performances, reflect and discuss what they have seen, partake in the discourse programme of the festival, share questions and thoughts on the theatre for young audiences in Europe with established theatre makers, experience a week full intense discussions, delicious food, excursions and flittering celebrations andwrite amanifesto, a vision for the future, maybe a Utopian idea.

The scholarship includes tickets for 14 performances in the festival, accommodation during the festival (shared rooms in a hostel), food at the festival centre, partial subsidy for travel expenses (max. 100€ p.p.) and coordination and coaching by an experienced theatre maker. The working language will be English.

Conditions for applying: You are between 18 and 35 years old. You work or study in the performing arts in Europe and have an interest in theatre for young audiences. You can be in Stuttgart/ Germany between June 20th and June 27th to partake in the residency. To apply fill in the application form and send it to the festival office of Schöne Aussicht: [email protected] Application closes on Monday, 13th April 2020. The organisers would like to encourage especially young people of colour, differently abled young people, as well as members of the LGBTQ community to apply for a scholarship.

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