An integral part of the Schaubühne’s repertoire since 1999/2000, the Festival of International New Drama (FIND) has evolved from a presentation of dramatic texts by young writers into a large-scale festival for visiting drama productions, uniting theatre makers, directors, writers and actors. This year, the festival centers around the theme of “democracy and tragedy”, exploring the current volatility of international politics and interrogating the concepts of community and citizenship so as to propose suggestions for living together in the future. The varied and vibrant program includes plays, monologues, panel discussions and workshops, as well as an interactive dinner party. We’re particularly looking forward to “Tristesses” — a dark political comedy by Anne-Cécile Vandalem and Das Fräulein Kompanie. Also on our radar is Richard Nelson’s “The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of one Family“, a production that unfolded in real-time during the 2016 US election, addressing the hopes and fears of the American middle class. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos (clockwise): Gianmarco Bresadola / Christophe Engels / Rachel Lang)
Festival of International New Drama (FIND) 2017, 30.3-9.4.17, see program for showing times.