Founded in 2001, the International
PLATFORM Contemporary Theater has enriched the area of contemporary
European drama. As a project series with cooperating partners throughout
Europe, the PLATFORM initiates workshops with authors, translators
and directors, as well as translations of theatrical works, readings,
premiere performances and guest productions.
As the primary initiator of the International Platform for Contemporary
Theatre, the German ITI Centre is once again responsible for the
overall coordination of the already running Platform as well as
the third round.
After the start in June 2004 of the second Platform in conjunction
with the Translator's Workshop in Mülheim, 2005 the first readings
of translations of works from Hungary, Rumania, Portugal and France
were featured. The readings were being presented during the ICDE
working meeting in partnership with Essen‘s Schauspiel and
the Mülheim Festival.
Workshop in 2005 was also the point of departure for the third
Platform, which focused not only on contemporary German drama, but
also on theatre from Englishspeaking Canada and the Netherlands
as well as Flemish theatre.
Arts Foundation of the Federal States and the
Canadian Embassy in Berlin have supported the third PLATFORM.