The International Youth Theatre Festival in German Language has reached its 18th edition, and this year will be held from the 26th of April -1st of May 2017.
The festival has been organized since the year 2000 by the “Nikolaus Lenau” Theoretical Highschool in collaboration with the German State Theatre Timisoara (GSTT), its aim being that of consolidating the status of German language within the region, educating through theatrical arts, promoting intercultural communication as well as encouraging artistic debut.
This year there will be German expression theatre groups participating from Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary and Romania, bringing with them over 120 youths of diverse nationalities.
The program includes theatre performances as well as specialized workshops held by actors and theatre pedagogues from Germany and Romania.
GSTT actress Isa Berger, who is among the festivals organizers, declared on this occasion: “The 18th edition brings with it boundless creativity and good energy. I feel fortunate to be close to these talented youths that share such a beautiful passion: theatre in the German language. I am incredibly glad that we get reunite this year as well and learn from each other. To me this festival means love for theatre and a beautiful return to the high school years, where it all began.”
The shows will take place in the Lira Hall of the House of Culture of the Timisoara Municipality and in the German Theatre Hall. The schedule is attached. Entrance is free, within the limit of the available seats.
Andreea Andrei - Artistic Consultant
Gabriela Schinderman - Secretary
Photo: Images from the NiL group, Timisoara. Photographs can be used in mass-media and promotional purposes, including electronic media.
The International Youth Theatre Festival in German Language 2017
(The shows will not be translated into Romanian, except for the one on the 1st of May 2017)
Wednesday, the 26th of April – in the Festive Hall of the “Nikolaus Lenau” Highschool Timisoara
18 o’clock: The opening of the International Youth Theatre Festival in German Language
Thursday, the 27th of April 2017- at the Lira Hall of the House of Culture of the Timisoara Municipality
15 o’clock – “Max and Moritz”- NiL Junior Group (Timișoara)
17 o’clock – “Why don’t you cry” - Valejvo Group (Serbia)
19 o’clock - “The sacrifice”- PaThalia Group (Hungary)
Friday, the 28th of April 2017 - at the Lira Hall of the House of Culture of the Timisoara Municipality
15 o’clock – “Parent Change” – Group IV C (Timișoara)
17 o’clock – “What’s this got to do with violence” - Die Lustigen Group (Timișoara)
19 o’clock – “Epilogue” - Art Attack Group (Sibiu)
Saturday, the 29th of April 2017 – in the German Theatre Hall
15 o’clock - “I am you, you are me” – Videki Group (Croatia)
- “The mystery of the iron” - Videki Senioren Group (Croatia)
- „Predstava in German” - Die Abtrünnigen Group (Croatia)
17 o’clock - “Women in the mirror” - NiL Group (Timișoara)
19 o’clock - “Towards home” - NiL Group (Timișoara)
Sunday, the 30th April 2017 - in the German Theatre Hall
15 o’clock – “Away for a better life” - Film Ab Group (Iași)
17 o’clock – “House with four girls” - Bukowiner Phoenix Group (Ukraine)
19 o’clock – “Games in the backyard” - NiL Group (Timișoara)
Monday, the 1st of May 2017 – in the German Theatre Hall
18 o’clock - “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, directed by Wolf E. Rahlf, a GSTT production
20:30 o’clock - Closing of the International Youth Theatre Festival in German Language