The Allianz Cultural Foundation already sponsored an international, participatory teen theater project at the Youth DT Berlin in 2011/2012. It was based on Holger Schober's specially written play “You're In!” – a work for two players that is of general interest to teens and can be performed easily and economically in the classroom during one school period.
Casting shows are always wildly popular. Staging one's own reality, performing one's own self is becoming increasingly important. 'You're In!' is not only a play about casting shows. It follows a basic plot: A man and a woman enter a classroom. He came in fourth place in DSDS 2007, she came in third in Popstars 2008. Both competed in great hopes and with big dreams, and both walked away empty-handed. Now they are being sent on a school tour; it's their last big chance. 'You're In!' is a play about people following their dream. It's a story about what the person behind the transparent persona is still worth in an age in which people believe three clicks of the mouse say more about us than a conversation over coffee.
– Playwright Holger Schober
The international classroom play “You're In!” was developed between partner theaters in Berlin, Zagreb and Parma in collaboration with local schools. After being presented in the form of a multilingual theatrical reading on stage at the DT on 24 June 2011, the piece toured to all three countries, the participating schools and theaters, and finally to theater festivals.