Union des theatres de l'Europe

Europe Theatre Prize (ETP)

This year, the Europe Theatre Prize (ETP) had its XV edition from 23 to 26 April in Craiova, Romania. The City of Craiova (“Canditate City – Craiova Cultural Capital of Europe 2021”) and the Shakespeare Foundation of Craiova are partners of the Prize.


The event of the Europe Theatre Prize has been an ideal situation for the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe and the Europe Theatre Prize to meet again as both institutions have been associated since the foundation of the UTE. Giorgio Strehler himself (one of the founders of the UTE, together with Jack Lang, current President of the ETP) strongly wanted the cooperation between the ETP and the UTE. During his acceptance speech at the Europe Theatre Prize in Taormina in 1990, Strehler pointed out the common aims of the ETP and the UTE regarding the role of theatre that was able to go beyond national borders and enter into a larger sphere, foreshadowing a federal Europe.


From the IV edition of the Prize onwards, the UTE has been a supporting and associate body of the ETP. During all of its further editions, general assemblies of the UTE and other meetings and events took place during the ETP. Furthermore, the UTE always had an active role in the selection of candidates of the Europe Prize Theatrical Realities, as they are part of the ETP Council. Regarding the choice of some members of the ETP international jury, the UTE took part as an entitled member at the meetings of the jury with its President and Director. This time, Georges Banu, Honorary Secretary of the UTE board of directors and Honorary President of the ETP Jury, and UTE Director, Ruth Heynen, took part in the meeting of the international jury to decide about the winners.

Georges Banu, who has been an important pillar of the ETP since its beginning, has taken part in the activities and the events of the Europe Theatre Prize, and has always given highly valuable input.



The Prize Winners

The XV Europe Theatre Prize has been awarded to Mats Ek,

the world-renowned Swedish choreographer and director.


The XII Europe Prize Theatrical Realities went to

(in alphabetical order):


Viktor Bodó (Hungary),

Andreas Kriegenburg (Germany),

Juan Margoya (Spain),

National Theatre of Scotland and

Joël Pommerat (France).


A Special Prize went to Silviu Purcărete (Romania).


This year’s programme of the Europe Theatre Prize, following the Prize’s tradition, honourd the works of the winners:


Romanian Memory

Choreographed and performed by Mats Ek


Nathan the Wise

Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg


Reikiavik

Directed by Juan Mayorga


Last Dream on Earth |

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland


Furthermore, the programme will feature performances in the context of the Shakespeare International Festival:


Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

Directed by Romeo Castellucci


Richard III

Directed by Thomas Ostermeier


A Tempest

Adapted and directed by Silviu Purcărete



The Prize has been embedded in a series of conferences that analyse the winners’ work, featuring testimonies of actors, set and costume designers, musicians, etc., as well as international academics, journalists and critics.


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Europe Theatre Prize — Programme


Saturday, 23 April



RETURNS

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio company | 4pm

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

By Romeo Castellucci

Directed Romeo Castellucci (1st show)


RETURNS

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio company | 6pm

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts

By Romeo Castellucci

Directed Romeo Castellucci (2nd show)


RETURNS

Schaubühne Theater company | 7.30pm

Richard III

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Thomas Ostermeier



Sunday, 24 April



EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Conference and meeting | 10am

With Andreas Kriegenburg

Curator: Ulrich Khuon


TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE

(from David Bowie’s “Changes”)

Open discussion

organized by the „Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (et de la Méditerranée)“ | 12.15pm

More info


EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Conference and meeting | 4pm

With National Theatre of Scotland

Curator: Joyce McMillan


EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

National Theatre of Scotland | 8pm

Last Dream (on Earth)

By Kai Fischer

Directed by Kai Fischer

A National Theatre of Scotland production


SPECIAL PRIZE | 9.30pm

A Tempest

Based on William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by Silviu Purcărete



Monday, 25 April



EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Conference and meeting | 11am

With Juan Mayorga

Curator: Emilio Javier Peral Vega

Followed by extracts from

'The Yugoslavs'


EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Conference and meeting | 3pm

With Viktor Bodó

Curator: Noémi Herczog


EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Conference and meeting | 11am

With Joël Pommerat

Curator: Georges Banu

Followed by

Reading of works by Joël Pommerat


EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES | 9.30pm

Reikiavik

By Juan Mayorga

Directed by Juan Mayorga

A production of La Loca de la Casa and Entrecajas Producciones Teatrales


Tuesday, 26 April



EUROPE THEATRE PRIZE

Conference and meeting | 10am

With Mats Ek

Curator: Margareta Sörenson



EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

Deutsches Theater Berlin company | 4.30pm

Nathan the Wise

By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg



EUROPE THEATRE PRIZE

EUROPE PRIZE THEATRICAL REALITIES

SPECIAL PRIZE

AWARD CEREMONY | 9.30pm



EUROPE THEATRE PRIZE

To follow the Award Ceremony:

Romanian MEMORY

(Special creation for ETP)

Directed and performed by Mats Ek

(Programme subject to change.)


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In context of the CONFLICT ZONES network programme of the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe.


With the support of the 'Creative Europe' programme of the European Union.


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