Official announcement of the winners of XII Europe Theatre Prize and X Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities
The XII edition of Europe Theatre Prize, created in 1986/87 as a pilot programme by the European Commission and recognised, since 2002, by the European Parliament and Council as a European cultural interest organisation” will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 9th to 13th April 2008.
The Union of European Theatres and the European Theatre Convention are associate and supporting bodies, while the International Association of Theatre Critics, the Instituto Internacional del Teatro del Mediterraneo and the International Theatre Institute UNESCO are associate bodies.
The Greek Ministry of Culture will finance the next edition of Europe Theatre Prize and it has entrusted the organisation to the National Theatre of Northern Greece that will host the Europe Theatre Prize.
The international Jury, which gathered in Thessaloniki on 30th April 2007 at the Vassiliko Theatre and composed of:
Critic for La Repubblica
University of Rome
Extraordinary Commissioner, Italian Theatre Society - 2002
Honorary President, International Association of Theatre Critics
Institute of Theatre Studies, Paris
President, International Theatre Institute UNESCO
Director, Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Director, Théâtre National de Nice
Jean Claude BERUTTI
President European Theatre Convention
Director, Théâtre National de Saint Etienne
President, Union of European Theatres
Director, Teatrul Bulandra
Critic for Izvestia-Expert
Director, Berliner Festspiele
President, International Association of Theatre Critics
Critic for Theatre Record
Managing director DESMI – Centre for Ancient Greek Drama- Athens
Director, Union of European Theatres
Director, Instituto Internacional del Teatro del Mediterraneo
Director, Primer Acto
Critic for Slovenske Divadlo
Artistic Director, Service Centre for International Cultural Activities
Staffan VALDEMAR HOLM
Vice- President, Union of European Theatres
has unanimously awarded the XII Europe Theatre Prize to Patrice Chéreau
The X Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities to Rimini Protokoll, Sasha Waltz and Krzysztof Warlikowski.
A special mention has been awarded, proposed by Vaclav Havel, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, to Belarus Free Theatre for their opposition against the oppression of Belarusian Government.