Am Meeresgrund – Collectif [23h50], Lille (FR), Foto: Céline Lecomte
Eröffnungsfeier 2022, Foto: Karin Berneburg
ImpulZ – Theater De Spiegel, Antwerpen (BE), Foto: Senne van Loock
Do-Re-Mi-Ka-Do – De Stilte, Breda (NL), Foto: Hans Gerritsen
Stip It – Cie sQueeze, Amsterdam (NL), Foto: Moon Saris
Werkschau Spielräume 2022, Foto: Katrin Schander
Le Son de la Seve – Benoît Sicat, Rennes (FR), Foto: Anne-Julie Sicart
Löffelchen Löffelchen – De Dansers, Utrecht (NL), Foto: Bart Grietens
Festival Lunch 2022, Foto: Katrin Schander
Aero – Odivo theatre, Banská Bystrica (SK), Foto: Ján Chmelík
Amarbari – Unterwasser, Rom (IT), Foto: Valeria Bianchi
Werkschau Spielräume 2022, Foto: Katrin Schander
Gap of 42 – Chris Iris, Tübingen (DE), Foto: Kai Hebestreit
Matta, Matta – The100Hands, Breda (NL), Foto: Karin Jonkers
Eröffnungsfeier 2022, Foto: Karin Berneburg
Normalmente o viceversa – Cia Tercio Incluso Teatro, Barcelona (ES), Foto: Marc Costa
Man strikes back – Post uit Hessdalen, Antwerpen (BE), Foto: Karolina Maruszak
Welttag 2022, Foto: Alexander Englert
Morgen ist heute gestern – Theater Marabu, Bonn (DE), Foto: Ursula Kaufmann
Vies de Papier – La bande passante, Metz (FR), Foto: Thomas Faverjon
Tanz ist tolle rhythmische Bewegung zu Musik – Jetse Batelaan/Theater Artemis, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL), Foto: Henk Claassen
Eröffnungsfeier 2022, Foto: Karin Berneburg
Moving Solos – Panta Rei Danseteater, Oslo (NO), Foto: ORTENHEIM PHOTOGRAPHY
Kontaktvoll – eine bewegte Konferenz – Cie Dégadézo, Straßburg (FR), Foto: Hervé Rioux
Eröffnungsfeier 2022, Foto: Karin Berneburg
Spectacular Failures – performing:group, Köln (DE), Foto: Christopher Horne
The BIG Picture – Fetter Fisch, Münster (DE), Foto: Thomas Mohn
Festival Lunch 2022, Foto: Katrin Schander
You don’t own me – CHICKS*, Gießen (DE), Foto: Jana Mila Lippitz
Invisible Lands – Livsmedlet theatre, Turku (FI), Foto: Pernilla Lindgren

exit the room

Young Artists & Young Audience
Exploring new ways of creating theatre and art exchange

What is exit the room?
Young adults who have graduated from school in 2020 or 2021 have not moved out into the world, but have often stayed in their rooms. There is a lot of catching up to do – for this generation in general and for art in particular. From 2022 to 2027, the EXIT THE ROOM project – funded by the EU's ERASMUS+ program – will bring young adults interested in art back into motion and into a European exchange with each other. The aim is to turn the next generation into creators of their own programs and to encourage new forms of discourse about and with the mediation of art. In this way, a large network of Next Generation Projects is to be created in European youth theater by 2027.

The program includes residencies of YOUNG ARTISTS and their performative try-outs at the participating festivals as well as expert discussions and networking meetings. New forms of dialogue, reflection and encounters between young people around theater performances will be developed. The focus is on intensifying the existing networking of aspiring
artists with more established artists in workshops, dialogues and discourses.

What are the themes and artistic forms of the Next Generation and what methods and platforms do they need for the development of their art?
How can children and young people, the direct target audience of the plays, be interactively involved in the festival?
Which ways of connecting theatre with its environment can be found?
How do the artists interact with the respective cities?
How can a theoretical, professional confrontation between cultural criticism, cultural policy and children's and youth theatre take place?

At the end of their project, the Next Generation participants pass on their insights and knowledge to a new project group, and the project cycle can restart with a new generation every year.

exit the room - Next Generation 2023

The project will take place in three different cities during 2023.

1. March - Starke Stücke Festival - Frankfurt RhineMain region
28.2. - 4.3.2023 / 5 days residence

2. May - Graz - Austria
2.5. - 6.5.2023 / 5 days residence

3. June - Kliker Festival - Varaždin, Croatia
6.6. - 10.6. / 5 days residence

Applications for taking part in the programme are now open. Please find further information in our open call.
Deadline for applications: 5.12.2022

The following theatres and festivals set out to find exciting formats that make
theatre festivals, in addition to performances, an extraordinary event in the project exit the room - Next Generation:

  • Agora Theater, St. Vith, Belgium

  • Bravo! Festival, Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland

  • Junges Theater Bremen, Bremen, Germany

  • Jugend Theater Werkstatt Spandau, Berlin, Germany

  • Kliker Festival, Varaždin, Croatia

  • spleen*graz, Graz, Austria

  • Starke Stücke, Frankfurt, Germany

  • TaO!, Graz, Austria (accredited institution and head organization)

  • Westwind Festival, NRW, Deutschland

The goal is to continuously expand this network.