Festival International New Drama 2012
1 to 11 March 2012

In 2012 international theatre directors and their ensembles again showed their productions during the ten days of the festival. F.I.N.D. 2012 thereby follows the reorientation from 2011 in presenting guest productions by established directors from Europe, alongside young playwriters. The main focus of this year’s Festival of International New Drama was on adaptations, new versions and reworkings of classical plays:

Thomas Ostermeier’s Moscow produc-tion of »Фрекен Жюли« | »Miss Julie« by August Strindberg, in an adaptation by Mikhail Durnenkov, the Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production »African Tales after Shakespeare« with texts by J. M. Coetzee, Wajdi Mouawad and other authors, Ivo van Hove from the Netherlands re-created John Cassavetes’ film »Husbands« for the stage and Mikaël Serre from France combined Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1973 silent monologue »Request Concert« with the political essay »The Coming Insurrection« by The Invisible Committee. The writers’ project »Hotel Bogota« presented new short plays from Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain and Sweden – especially written for and premiered at Hotel Bogota on Kurfürstendamm. Two new monologues from Great Britain and Iceland were shown: »Bunny« by Jack Thorne and »The Deep« by Jón Atli Jónasson. Performances by BLITZ from Greece and SandS through the hourglass from Australia completed the Festival programme.

In 2012, acting, directing and dramaturgy students participated in the second theatre students’ workshop »F.I.N.D. plus«. During the ten-day workshop, students from France, Palestine, Poland and Germany took part in practical master classes, met the artists of the Festival in workshops and discussions and introduced their work to the public in a workshop presentation at the end of the Festival.

With a total of 33 shows, more than 5500 spectators and a ticket sales average of 85%, F.I.N.D. 2012 has been the most successful festival in its 12-year history.

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