Europoly – Performances and films exploring Europe in times of transformation

17 - 23 February

The financial crisis has drastically altered living conditions all over Europe: Right-wing parties have recorded a boost in popularity, labor migration within Europe and local unemployment of young people have reached unprecedented dimensions, the risk of poverty has risen, the refugee disaster at the external EU borders has aggravated. People and specific realities of life are behind these facts. In order to tell their stories and to place them into a European context, the Goethe-Institut acts as co-producer for new works by five young theater groups from Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania and Portugal. For the first time these productions are being staged at the Kammerspiele; some of them are even debuting here. The EUROPOLY festival is complemented by lectures and by a video and film program curated by Dorothee Wenner.

Productions in the frame of EUROPOLY

by Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris (Athens)

an opera by Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (Vilnius)

by machina eX (Berlin)

by Cláudia Dias and Pablo Fidalgo Lareo (Lisbon)

By Brokentalkers (Dublin)

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EUROPOLY is a European project for theatre and film by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis Cultural-Centre Athens, Sirenos – Vilnius International Theatre Festival, Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon and Tiger Dublin Fringe. In cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Do you have to change your life?

Symposium regarding optimization in the age of feasibility, with sign language interpreter, free entry

Those who talk about inclusion dare not remain silent about its conditions in our society. Within the framework of the city-wide program “What works? Art and Inclusion” the Kammerspiele and the Department of Culture have developed a symposium. Themes include prenatal screening, social exclusion, euthanasia, body 2.0, art and life, robotics and romanticism. Four perspectives – ethical, esthetical, philosophical and sociopolitical – of the basic patterns governing our epoch: optimization and feasibility, exclusion and selection. Three days of talks, lectures, readings and concerts.

Non-cancellable registration starting November 30, 2015 at: or +49(0)89/233-23373. Barrier-free, places for wheelchair users upon advance registration, with sign language interpretation.

Munich Sponsorship Prize for German-language drama

Sponsored by Edith & Werner Rieder Foundation

In cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele and the publishing house Drei Masken Verlag, the Department of Culture of the City of Munich will for the fourth time present the Munich Sponsorship Prize for German-language drama. The prize includes an endowment of 15,000 Euro and is awarded every two years. Its objective is to encourage young authors to develop their skills at playwriting and to promote their future productivity.
The award ceremony is planned for March 2016 within the framework of THE LONG NIGHT OF NEW DRAMATIC ART at the Münchner Kammerspiele.

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23 October - 7 November 2015

Since 1995 SPIELART has explored and researched new trends in the world of international theater. Every two years in the fall they present their discoveries to the Munich audience. The festival, which is rich in tradition, has never been dedicated to a specific theme or an artistic direction. Its goal is to consciously show a wide variety of contemporary forms. The Kammerspiele features works by Rabih Mroué, Berlin and others.