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Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project

YDP I • 1927 • The Animals and Children Took to the Streets

30, 31 July, 2 and 3
August at 08:00 pm

Co-produced by:
BAC London, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne & The Showroom (University of Chichester)

Suzanne Andrade, Stage Director and Text
Paul Barritt, Film, Animation and Design
Joanna Crowley, Production
Lillian Henley, Music
Sarah Munro, Esme Appleton, Costumes

with Suzanne Andrade, Esme Appleton, Lillian Henley

YDP II • Bastian Kraft • Jedermann

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 August at 08:00 pm

New production
Co-production with Thalia Theater Hamburg

Bastian Kraft, Concept and Stage Director
Peter Baur, Sets and Video
Dagmar Bald, Costumes
Beate Heine, Dramaturgy

with Philipp Hochmair

YDP III • Mokhallad Rasem • Romeo und Julia

11, 12, 13 and 14 August at 08:00 pm

Guest performance of the Toneelhuis Antwerpen

Mokhallad Rasem, Concept and Stage Director
Jean Bernard Koeman, Sets and Costumes

with Gilda de Bal (Actress), Vic de Wachter (Actor), Eleanor Campell (Dancer), José Paulo dos Santos (Dancer) and two children

YDP IV • Jan Mikulášek • Der diskrete Charme der Bourgeoisie

19, 21, 22 and 23 August at 08:00 pm

Guest performance by Národné Divadlo Brno and Divadlo Reduta

Jan Mikulášek, Stage Director
Jan Mikulášek, Dora Viceníková, Adaption
Dora Viceníková, Dramaturgy
Marek Cpin,  Design and Costumes
Jan Mikulášek, Music Compilation

with Dita Kaplanová, Zuzana Ščerbová, Petra Bučková, Ondřej Mikulášek, Jiří Vyorálek, Jan Háyek, Petr Jeništa, Jiří Kniha und Jakub Gottwald





Montblanc & Salzburg Festival
YDP II • Bastian Kraft • Jedermann

If I had to take stock of my life this very moment – what verdict would I reach? If I were to die today, what would remain when all is said and done? Since we have all more or less banned death from our daily lives, we rarely ask ourselves this question. But it strikes at the very heart of this existence of prosperity and unlimited freedom that we lead: we lack a frame of reference which helps us orient our lives. Who can tell me what it is that makes living worthwhile in the end? Money and profession? Family, friends, love? Happiness in the Here and Now?

Bastian Kraft, © Eke Miedaner

Everyman, a literary mystery play, gives its answer by resorting to Christian beliefs. It is our deeds that will count in the end. But is this a valid answer for someone who has renounced the faith? Today we recognize God and the Devil more clearly than ever as characters in a theatre play, conceived by man in order to tell himself a meaningful story. That death, however, is more than just a figure on the stage must be self-evident to even the most secular of sceptics. So – how do we fill the gap that abandoning religion has left in our lives? That capitalism is but an unsatisfactory substitute was already lamented by Hofmannsthal himself.

There seems no alternative today but that Everyman – and every woman – should have to search for the answer within themselves. Our scepticism regarding all kinds of extrinsically prescribed doctrines of salvation leads us to the demand, directed at the Self and almost impossible to realize, to find the right path on its own accord, without any outside help. Thus modern man – and woman – are thrown back on to their own selves. If they search at all, they have to look for the divine inside themselves and must needs create all the characters of their own mystery play from within.

Equipped with Hofmannsthal’s text and some highly secular theatre magic, the actor Philipp Hochmair will embark in this solo-piece on a many-voiced dialogue with himself.

Translated by Vera Neuroth