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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 III • Mokhallad Rasem • Romeo und Julia

Mokhallad Rasem is an Iraqi theatremaker with a bold physical and visual style. His plays usually feature a range of different languages as this reflects the world in which he – and we – live. He was born in Baghdad in 1982 and directed at his country’s National Theatre before settling in Antwerp in 2006. The first theatre he created in his new home employed actors he had met in the streets as these were the only collaborators he could find. However, following the success of works such as and Iraqi Ghosts, he has been invited to become a resident theatremaker at the city’s prestigious Toneelhuis alongside such internationally acclaimed artists as Guy Cassiers and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Mokhallad Rasem, © Koen Broos

Romeo and Juliet marks his debut with the Toneelhuis company and features leading Belgian actors such as Gilda De Bal and Vic De Wachter. It presents pairs of lovers from three different generations and will include love poems from both European and Arabic traditions. Asked what drew him to Romeo and Juliet, Mokhallad Rasem says: “Every culture and every age has its Romeo and Juliet story. You find parallels everywhere. For me it is a very special theme because it is so universal. Every culture has suppression mechanisms as regards love.”

David Tushingham