M Y T H O S ?! is an International Drama Competition and Festival, established in 2021 by Theater Regensburg in cooperation with the National Theatre of Northern Greece.
While Greek ancient tragedies seem to have forever shaped what we in Europe know as ‘theatre’, contemporary Greek authors are underrepresented in the artistic programs of German theatres.Therefore, M Y T H O S ?! aims to emphasize new narratives, diverse perspectives and innovative dramaturgies, wishes to explore Greek theatre texts and get a closer view to the ways of their composition.
In cooperation with the National Theater of Northern Greece, in Thessaloniki, Theater Regensburg will organize a competition for contemporary Greek drama, under the direction of Klaus Kusenberg (Artistic Director Theater Regensburg). A renowned bi-national Greek-German jury will nominate the best texts, of which the winning play’s world premiere will be staged at Theater Regensburg, framed by a rich parallel program connecting Regensburg and Thessaloniki in cyberspace, with the help of the Greek creative agency ArtBOX Creative Arts Management.
There are no restrictions to the topic of the plays; nonetheless, no more than 4 performers should be needed for staging the full-length-play. It is a requirement that the play has not been performed yet in any way and the text has not been published in any other context.
The first award includes an amount of 3500 Euro, a professional translation of the text into German, as well as a world premiere at Theater Regensburg in the 2021/22 season. The official award ceremony will be held in the framework of the program, close to the premiere of the play. The second and third prize amounts to 2500 Euro and 1500 Euro, respectively.
The deadline for the submission is 15th November 2021. Please provide your text in Greek and in a raw translation into English. Please make sure to hand in your text only in PDF-format via e-mail to the following address: [email protected]
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