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German Centre of the ITI
The International Theatre Insitute devotes itself to the reciprocal exchange of theatre artists worldwide and to an improved understanding of world cultures. The German Centre shapes and initiates projects, realizes its own Festival, symposia and workshops, and supports artistic encounters on an international level. It also advises artists, organisers and producers about international collaborations.

German Centre of the ITI
Schloßstr. 48
12165 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 -791 17 77
Fax +49 (0)30 -791 18 74

International Committee of the ITI


The Goethe Institute, as an institution, works worldwide to foster cultural cooperation. It stages cultural events, encourages Festival contributions in many forms including dance, theatre, literature and translation. Amongst its multifarious activities is support for the following: for German companies to tour abroad; for artists from emerging countries to experience residencies in Germany; for the translation of German books and plays into other languages and for the publication of German literature in translation.

Central office Munich
Dachauer Straße 122
80637 München
Phone + 49 (0)89 -1 59 21-0
Fax + 49 (0)89 -1 59 21-4 50

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
The Literary Colloquium in Berlin gives targeted support to art and science. The form of this support includes encounters and conversations between writers, translators, members of other literary professions and the readership / audience. The Colloquium is the birthplace and now the home to the 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten' (the Association of literary societies and memorial foundations) and since 1977 is also home to the German Translators' Foundation.

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Am Sandwerder 5
14109 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 -816 996-0
Fax +49 (0)30 -816 996-19

Theater- und Mediengesellschaft Lateinamerika e.V.

Nordstr. 78
50733 Köln

Verband deutschprachiiger Übersetzer literarischer und wissenchaftlicher Werke e.V. (VdÜ) (The Association for Translators of literary and scientific works into German)
This is the professional association for literary translators. It provides accessible and clear biographical details of its members, including contact addresses and details of their work. It also provides information about seminars and events, as well as services available. The site also gives details of numerous prizes, the conditions attached to them, entry details and how awards have been allocated, as well as contact addresses and information about residencies, bursaries for residencies, and travel and workshop grants.

Verband deutscher Schriftsteller in ver.di
Paula-Thiede-Ufer 10
10179 Berlin
Phone (Erika Palm) +49 (0)30 -6956-2327
Fax +49 (0)30 -6956-3656

Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium Straelen
This Translators' Centre - College, situated in Straelen near the Dutch border, is open to professional literary translators as a fully equipped centre for work and study. It offers residencies, holds seminars and is co-responsible with the art foundation NRW for presenting the Translators' Prize, an award amounting to 25.000Euro.

Europäisches Übersetzer-Kollegium
Kuhstraße 15-19
D-47638 Straelen
Phone: +49 (0)2834 -1069
Fax: +49 (0)2834 -7544

Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. (BDÜ) Bundesgeschäftsstelle
Kurfürstendamm 170
10707 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 88712830
Fax: +49 (0)30 88712840


Theater-Transfer/ Transfert - Théâtral
Since 1999 the DVA Foundation annually awards four generous grants to German and French translators. Its aim is to promote German - French exchange ' by awarding grants for certain translations of plays by living playwrights, whose work contributes significantly to the development of contemporary theatre in their respective countries'. Deadline for applications is the 31st March each year.

Applications for translations of French plays into German:
Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse Transfert Théâtral
Kurfürstendamm 211
10719 Berlin

Applications for translations of German plays into French:
Goethe Institut Lyon- Theater-Transfer
16-18, rue François Dauphin
69002 Lyon


Berliner Festspiele - Stückemarkt
The Berlin Play Market is held in the framework of the 'Theatertreffen' Berlin, mounted by the Berlin Festival. The year's most outstanding productions are shown at the Theatertreffen, whilst the Play Market presents new dramatic works in performed readings, often plays by, as yet, little known playwrights. From 2003 onwards, work by playwrights from other parts of Europe has been presented alongside that of their German counterparts.

Yvonne Büdenhölzer
Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin
Phone + 49 (0)30 -25489 -318/ -233

FIND - Festival Internationale Neue Dramatik
Since 2000, the Schaubühne in Berlin has mounted an annual festival, to present and highlight trends and developments in contemporary theatre through performed readings, in-house productions, visiting company productions and discussion events.

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Kurfürstendamm 153
10709 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 -89002 -0
Fax +49 (0)30 -89002 -190
Marketing director (Andreas Seyffert)

Hamburger Autorentheatertage
Since 2000 and its season, the Thalia-Theater has run a special playwrights' event. From the countless plays submitted to the theatre, the best are selected by the new adjudicator, Simone Meier. These are presented to the public in the form of readings and workshop productions in the course of the 'Writers' Long Night'. Visiting companies and podium discussions round out the programme.

Thalia Theater Hamburg
20095 Hamburg

Heidelberger Stückemarkt
The Play Market in Hamburg is an annual Festival. A European country is selected, from which plays are chosen to be presented alongside new German work. The countries to date have been Italy, France and Russia.

Theater Heidelberg
Theaterstraße 4
69117 Heidelberg

Mülheimer Theatertage "Stücke"
Up to eight German world premiere productions of the current season are invited each year to this Festival, which has been an annual event since 1976 and the best play is awarded the prestigious Mülheim Playwrights' prize.
Translators from abroad are invited to a workshop, held every to years by the ITI German Centre to coincide with the Festival.

Mülheimer Theatertage NRW
Nachbarsweg 25a
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Theaterbiennale Wiesbadener: Neue Stücke aus Europa
The Bonner Biennale first came into existence in 1992. Since 2004 the Festival has been held in Wiesbaden at the State Theatre and exclusively stages plays by contemporary playwrights in their original language with a simultaneous translation into German. A young playwrights' forum is also held, using German and English as the working languages. There are also symposia and discussions focussing on current issues in European theatre.

festival office
Phone +49 (0)611 -132 442
Fax +49 (0)611 -132 244
Christian-Zais-Strasse 3
D-65189 Wiesbaden


Theater der Zeit
This is a specialist magazine for politics and theatre. The latest developments in German language theatre and international theatre are featured, along with the latest reviews, debates, issues, interviews etc. The monthly calendar for theatre, TV and radio premieres is available on its website. The website also has comprehensive links (along with their addresses) to theatres throughout German-speaking countries. A small selection of articles from the current publication can also be consulted.

Theater der Zeit
Im Podewil
Klosterstraße 68 -70
10179 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 -2472 -2414
Fax +49 (0)30 -2472 -2415

Theatre today is a specialist magazine, which claims to encompass and report on every current happening in the theatre world. It contains reviews, profiles, interviews and articles, along with links to theatres, Festivals and institutions in the German-speaking countries.

Theater heute
Reinhardtstr. 29
10117 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 -254 495 -10
Fax +49 (0)30 -254 495 -12

Wiener Zeitung
Writers, playwrights and translators will find this site useful. It enables detailed research into possible grant funding for their work and into competitions for writers held in the German-speaking world, as well as internationally.

Gerald Jatzek

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This site run by Christoph Wolf gives an excellent overview of theatre life in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (including small theatre companies). It also gives addresses for publishers, drama schools, magazines and many other useful links.

The publishing house founded by Sandra Uschtrin brings out the 'Writers' Handbook' every year, containing addresses and information concerning the world of literature and the media. From their website you can also freely download the most up to date information concerning these subjects. Their email information service also provides the latest updates on information.

Uschtrin Verlag
Taxisstr. 15
D-80637 München
Phone +49 (0)89 -15980 -166
Fax +49 (0)89 -15980 -167

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