After considering the major upheavals in the past 70 years since the adoption of our Basic Law, the 2019/20 season focuses on the immediate future: what lies ahead of us and how we influence and shape our future with our actions now and here. Under the motto »Tomorrow is today_ How do we want to live?« (»Morgen ist heute_ Wie wollen wir leben?«), Schauspiel Frankfurt will present 24 premieres, including nine 9 world premieres, as well as 24 further plays over the course of the 2019/20 season.
Across four venues – Schauspielhaus, Kammerspiele, Box and Bockenheimer Depot – renowned directors such as David Bösch, Felicitas Brucker, Barbara Bürk, Jan-Christoph Gockel, Roger Vontobel, Johanna Wehner will bring both classics and contemporary drama by Ferdinand Schmalz, Anja Hilling, Lize Spit and Fredrik Brattberg to the stage.
With the 2017/18 season, Schauspiel Frankfurt launched its largest cultural education project: »All Our Futures« has given 180 young people from three different areas of the city the opportunity to question and design models of coexistence, over a period of three years. The participants of »All Our Futures« have given regular presentations and insights into their work under the title »Tryouts«. With the play »Die Gründung« (»The Founding«) this project culminates on the stage of the Schauspielhaus in April 2020. In addition to the large-scale city project, performances, workshops and discussions expand the range of offerings for young people at Junge Schauspiel Frankfurt.
With the series »Voices of a City« (»Stimmen einer Stadt«), conceived over a period of three years, a dramatic kaleidoscope of Frankfurt is created through 3 x 3 world premieres, each with three authors poetically overwriting the lives of real people in this city. In season 2019/20, Zsuzsa Bánk, Lars Brandt and Martin Mosebach will each write a monodrama for Schauspiel Frankfurt for the first time.
In addition to its plays, Schauspiel Frankfurt is creating places for encounters, discussions and work shows in the BOX and in the Chagallsaal with its series of »X-Räume«, in which artists present themselves, spectators ask questions and citizens of the city get into conversation. They serve as a platform for the search for the question: How do we want to live?
As part of the »Studiojahr Schauspiel«, introduced in 2017, seven drama students from the Frankfurt School of Music and Performing Arts are completing their third year of training at Schauspiel Frankfurt.