Playwriting in the UK and in Germany

Panel Discussion with Caren Jeß, Iman Qureshi, Mark Ravenhill, Maja Zade
Host: Matthias Warstat

In 2019 three young German playwrights — Caren Jeß, Magdalena Schrefel and Giorgi Jamburia — travelled to England to meet three young British playwrights — Jasmine Lee Jones, Iman Qureshi and Tom Fowler — to share ideas for plays and to discuss their different theatre cultures. This exchange, organised by the Royal Court Theatre and the Schaubühne, was led by playwright Mark Ravenhill. Now, during the FIND, the six playwrights are meeting once again to share and discuss work in progress. They will discuss the experiences gained during this exchange, as well as the differences and similarities in playwriting in Britain and Germany with Matthias Warstat, Professor of theatre studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.  

The Royal Court Theatre/Schaubühne writers exchange is supported by the Goethe Institut London, the Cluster of Excellence »Temporal Communities« of the FU Berlin, and the British Council Berlin.


FIND is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin