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// YDP III • Alexander Scott • Orpheus
// YDP IV • Nicolas Charaux • Der Abschied

Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project

YDP I • 1927 • Miloš Lolić • Hinkemann

31 July, 1, 2 and 3
August at 08:00 p.m.

New production
Co-production with the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
In German with English surtitles

Miloš Lolić, Director
Jelena Miletić, Costumes
Sabine Kohlstedt, Sets
Nevena Glušica, Composition
Almut Wagner, Dramaturgy

With Jonas Anders, Katharina Schmidt, Irene Kugler, Daniel Christensen, Rainer Galke, Markus Danzeisen, Jakob Ernst, Frank Seppeler and Christian Ehrich.

YDP II • Universität Mozarteum Salzburg • 36566 Tage

8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 August at 07:00 p.m.

Co-production with the Salzburg Mozarteum University,
Department of Acting, Direction, Stage Design

Hans-Werner Kroesinger, Director
Christoph Lepschy, David Tushingham, Dramaturgy

With Alexander L. Bauer, Valentin Baumeister, Peter Blum, Anna Brandstätter, Sophia Burtscher, Sergej Czepurnyi, Eric Droin, Martin Esser, Sylvia I. Häring, Kathrin Herm, Ludwig Hohl, Wolf Danny Homann, Sascha Thomas Koch, Adrienne Lejko, Niklas Maienschein, Cornelia Maschner, Maria Moser, Dominik Puhl, Dejana Radosavljevic, Vassilissa Reznikoff, Simon Rußig, David Schnaegelberger, Rebecca Seidel, Nina Steils, Caner Sunar, Alexander Tröger, Jana Vetten, Elisabeth Wegener, Anna Zadra

YDP III • Alexander Scott • Orpheus

11, 13, 14 and 16 August at 08:00 p.m.

Guest performance Little Bulb Theatre
Co-production of the Little Bulb Theatre with the Battersea Arts Centre
Little Bulb Theatre are produced by Farnham Maltings

Alexander Scott, Director
Dominic Conway, Musical Direction
Liz Moreton, Producer
Mary Drummond, Design
Ed Clarke, Sound Design
Phil Bentley, Lighting
Max Humphries, Masks and Puppets

With Clare Beresford, Dominic Conway, Miriam Gould, Charlie Penn, Tom Penn, Eugenie Pastor, Alexander Scott, Shamira Turner

YDP IV • Nicolas Charaux • Der Abschied

15, 17, 18, 20 and 24 August at 08:00 p.m.

Work commissioned by the Salzburg Festival
World premiere
In German with English surtitles

Nicolas Charaux,  Director
Gerhard Fischer, Lighting
David Lipp, Sound Design

With Paul Herwig





Untitled (Et In Arcadia Ego) – Image detail, © Robert Longo



When Jürgen Flimm presented the fascinating idea of the Young Directors Project to us in 2002, we felt immediately that this special theater project was a great fit for us. The idea was to give young, international artists the unique chance to show their extraordinary work as stage directors at the Salzburg Festival. It is very hard to imagine the Salzburg Festival program without The Young Directors Project powered by Montblanc. But what makes me particularly happy is that many participants have launched successful, international careers.

The theater project is made possible financially by Montblanc International. Every year, the best ensemble receives the Montblanc Young Directors Award – a prize with a value of 10,000 Euros. In addition, the winner receives the unique Montblanc Max Reinhardt Pen, designed especially for this project.

The exchange with international young artists is an important source of inspiration for the company Montblanc. Montblanc keenly feels its responsibility to support art and culture, having been a cultural brand for many years. In these fast-paced times, art has an important task. Among our hectic daily routine, it enables us to take a break and to focus on new things. Art enriches and inspires us. It offers impulses for a creative renewal of one's daily life and business routine. I look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation with the Salzburg Festival, and, of course, to the productions of the 2013 Young Directors Project.

Lutz Bethge
Vice Chairman Montblanc Cultural Foundation

The YDP programme is generously supported by Montblanc International. In addition, Montblanc has donated the prize money of € 10,000 and the exclusive Montblanc Max Reinhardt Pen for the best director. Montblanc Young Directors Award Ceremony on Thursday, August 21th, 2013.