F.I.N.D. plus is a European exchange project in the context of the annual “Festival for International New Drama F.I.N.D.”, an initiative by Schaubühne at Lehniner Platz in Berlin. The ten-day workshop program took place for the seventh time in 2017. Every year, it brings together selected acting, directing and dramaturgy students from Germany (Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin), France (Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique Paris) and a third partner country.
The young theatre-makers meet the festival’s invited writers and directors, accompany the festival program, get to know one another and work together in workshops and masterclasses. F.I.N.D. gives young European directors and writers a voice and provides a space for shared reflection, exchanges, experiences and debates which transcend national, linguistic and cultural boundaries. Now more than ever, to be confronted in the theatre with their work and the realities of their lives sends an important signal: in a time when things which separate us have superseded the things we have in common, powerful social and political tensions are becoming apparent in western societies, the haves and have nots are drifting even further apart, the impact of global wars and crises and the refugee movements they cause are increasingly being felt in Europe, and borders are being closed and populist right-wing movements gaining power on our own doorsteps, during F.I.N.D. the theatre should be a place for exchange and dialogue across national borders.
Guest countries: Tunisia (2015), Turkey (2016), Greece (2017), Portugal (2018)
"Anything can describe how happy I am now and I feel now in myself such big hope for the theater nowadays... I really started to believe again that we - young people with such big passion and hope inside each of us - can do something in our countries, also together some day... and that now WE will be making theater and our own thinking and ideas can really improve theater. So, let's do it!..."
Angelika Stoklosa, student, Akademia Teatralna, Warsaw