Participation in the fringe programme is free of charge. Please register at the respective venue.
Welcome to Friedrichsdorf! Sponsors, supporters, presenters, colleagues and artists celebrate together the start of the 26th edition of the “Starke Stücke” festival with speeches, music, theatre and surprises by the “Starke Stücke” Junior Crew. After the performance of The Superhero Piece by performing:group, everyone is invited to linger and celebrate with snacks and drinks.
The first Saturday of the festival is always reserved for the "Starke Stücke" festival party - this time it will be at the Gallus Theatre. After watching an energetic dance performance, it's time for everyone to shake your booty! Snacks, drinks and music will be available from 8 pm onwards.
For the tenth time, the festival audience celebrates outstanding theatre pieces for young audiences made in Frankfurt at the "Karfunkel" award ceremony. This prize has been awarded annually by the City of Frankfurt am Main as part of "Starke Stücke" since 2010. The prize goes to TheaterGrueneSosse for their production „Struwwelpeter – Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder“ and theater collective MONSTRA for their production „MONSTRA in Love“.
following the 6 pm performance
Vu (7+), Compagnie Sacékripa, Toulouse (FR)
German-French collaborations have a long tradition in the Rhine-Main region. At the "Starke Stücke" festival, the reception of the Franco-German Youth Office has become a regular feature. After the performance of Vu by the Compagnie Sacékripa from Toulouse, we will be talking to theatremaker Etienne Manceau about his work. Afterwards, the Franco-German Youth Office invites you to meet and greet at a festive reception in the Theaterhaus foyer.
All participants finally come together to conclude the festival: presenters, professional visitors, artists and workshop leaders, the festival office team and the “Starke Stücke” junior crew. Together, they once more recall the past few days and speak about their impressions of the festival.
Within the framework of an ASSITEJ workshop, this event takes current developments in Frankfurt as an opportunity to bring people and experiences together: What will leadership and management models at theatre institutions for young audiences look like in the future? What concepts for participatory, collective or dialogical leadership already exist and where are they practiced in what form? What are some international examples?
At the future Centre of the Performing Arts for Young Audiences in Frankfurt, theatremakers, politicians and everyone else interested in this debate have the chance to meet, discuss and experiment on the basis of practical examples in an open laboratory. In addition to reviewing the status quo and collecting new ideas and utopias, the meeting aims to develop concrete approaches to new forms of collaboration beyond the classic (German) model of an omnipotent, solely responsible artistic director.
In the interactive Space Maze Game, the audience becomes players actively influencing the course and outcome of the game with their own big and small decisions. We will be talking to the makers and to participants about the development of, challenges to and experiences with this theatre game, while bringing the festival week to an end at the Zoo Gesellschaftshaus.
From 19 to 22 March, five translators will be working on foreign-language pieces, attending performances and letting people look over their shoulders. On 22 March, the workshop invites you to get together and become acquainted with the pieces being worked on. In addition, "The Transparent Translators " will search for the right words live and together with visitors on 21 March as part of "Has a Spaceship Landed?".