The Ruhrtriennale in collaboration with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr invites three companies of young theatremakers to develop their own theatre projects within a 2017 masterclass and to present them as part of the Ruhrtriennale programme. Groups may apply who are at the beginning of their professional careers. The Ruhrtriennale wishes to promote emerging theatre artists and to support interdisciplinary working methods.
The aim is to produce a performance (max. 60 minutes) related to the theme ‘New Worlds’. This title is linked to themes explored in the current Ruhrtriennale season. In 2017 the festival looks forwards: it tells stories of the future, change and the search for visions and utopias. What are our feelings about the world of tomorrow? Where is progress taking us? Does paradise await us at the end, or what follows the apocalypse? Such visions and versions of ‘New Worlds’ will provide the subject matter for the masterclass.
We are looking for projects which can be continued during the masterclass and ultimately performed for the public in the spaces of Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (these will be allocated by the selection panel). These projects should be developed further and ultimately given world premieres in their new form over the course of three weeks during the Ruhrtriennale.
Ringlokschuppen Ruhr will provide the project teams with logistical support during the rehearsal period consisting of staff and technical equipment. For all remaining costs each of the three teams will receive a production budget of 5,000 Euro.
The projects will also receive dramaturgical coaching from the teams of the Ruhrtriennale and Ringlokschuppen Ruhr as well as internationally renowned artists.
In addition the participants may attend Ruhrtriennale performances subject to availability. For the three and a half week duration of the masterclass, participants will receive accommodation (in multi-occupancy housing), travel expenses (a one-off payment of no more than 100 Euro per person), per diems for subsistence (full rate 24 Euro per day per person for 23 days, half rate 12 Euro for the two days of arrival and departure). These payments are limited to a maximum of 5 persons per team.