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and O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre. with support of ITI The Netherlands
Winners Announced of MTNow 2021
Six first productions of new works, which were realised anywhere in the world since July 2018 were selected by a jury made up of internationally renowned theatre makers from five continents, who also suggested the artists for the residencies that are awarded in cooperation with the City of Munich.
All teams receiving an invitation to the MTNow Meeting at O. Festival Rotterdam in 2022, are eligible for hosting of their projects on the catalogue of TEATRIX MX streaming platform, based in México (royalties paid based on number of viewers).
For its edition in January 2022 the Prototype Festival New York is also inviting a production to its digital program, which has been chosen by their board of directors from the list of applications for the MTNow competition.
The selected projects are (in alphabetical order):
MTNow 2021 Award (Jury Selection | in alphabetical order)
(Winners receiving an invitation to the MTNow Meeting at O. Festival Rotterdam in 2022 | eligibility for hosting of their projects on the catalogue of TEATRIX MX streaming platform, based in México (royalties paid based on number of viewers)
Az Ügy (The Issue): Dora Halas (Composer / Director, Hungary) / Fruzsina Nagy (Director / Costume, Hungary) / Adam Fekete (Text, Hungary)
Chornobyldorf: Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko (Composers / Directors / Text, Ukraine)
Dybbuks: Samara Hersch (Concept / Director, Australia / Netherlands) / Max Lyandvert (Composer / Sound, Australia)
8: Metamorphosis: Nicole Beutler (Director, Germany) / Gary Shepherd (Composer / Music, United Kingdom)
Samson: Brett Bailey (Text / Director, South Africa) / Shane Cooper (Composer / Musical Director, South Africa)
THRENOS (for the Throat): Karmina Šilec (Stage and Music Direction / Concept, Slovenia) / Jacob Cooper (Composer / Concept, USA) / Dora Malech (Text, USA)
Prototype Festival Award
(Digital Stream Performance | selected by festival’s team of directors)
- Undine: Stefanie Janssen (Composer, Netherlands) / Michaël Brijs (Composer, Belgium) / Sjaron Minailo (Director, Netherlands) / Richard van Kruysdijk (Live Electronics / Sound, Netherlands)
MTNow 2021 Residencies
in collaboration with Residency Program by the City of Munich (and Meta Theatre Munich)
- Matthias Schack-Arnott for
Pendulum: Matthias Schack-Arnott (CoCreation / Composition / Sound, Australia) Lucy Guerin (Co-Creation / Choreography, Australia)
- Hilda Paredes for
Harriet: Hilda Paredes (Composer, Mexico) / Lex Bohlmeijer (Text, Netherlands) / Jean Lacornerie (Director, France) / Claron McFadden (Concept / Soprano, Netherlands)