Festival International New Drama 2011
3 to 13 March 2011

n March 2011, in the 11th year since its inception, the Festival of International New Drama reinvented itself as a large festival with visiting productions by playwright-directors from all over the world under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit. Over the course of ten days, some of the most important theatre directors and authors from Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Finland, Canada, Israel and Palestine presented their work at the Schaubühne.

World premieres by Wajdi Mouawad, Rodrigo Garcia and Friederike Heller, visiting productions by Alvis Hermanis, Yael Ronen, Jean-François Sivadier and Cilla Back, workshop presentations by Ofira Henig and Yael Ronen as well as a writer’s project with new short plays by playwrights from Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Estonia and Serbia were shown.

For the first time in its history, F.I.N.D. was complemented by an international symposium for more than 60 directing, acting and dramaturgy students from Berlin, Moscow, Rennes, Bordeaux and Strasbourg: F.I.N.D. plus. The students attended the festival performances, met with directors and artistic teams to discuss the productions they had seen and participated in a series of applied workshops directed by renowned theatre practitioners. Three of the students’ own productions from Moscow, Bordeaux and Berlin were presented in the festival. F.I.N.D. plus succeeded in creating a platform for artistic encounters, exchange and dialogue - between upcoming international artists, renowned theatre practitioners and the Berlin audience.

A program overview of the 12th F.I.N.D can be found here: