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Open call: StageJam #3

From 29 November until 4 December the third StageJam will take place: Short theatre and play formats will once again be developed in the virtual space on Gather Town. StageJam #3 is aimed at professional groups of artists. Fee: 2,000 Application deadline: 17.10.

Fabian Raith & Matias Brunacci, StageJam #1

With the StageJams, we invite groups of artists to spend a week exploring the theatrical potential of various online tools and develop short theatre formats as part of the project "New Communities". The basis for this will be the platforms Gather.Town and another tool of choice (Twine, Discord, or Google Docs (or a comparable open-source variant)). We provide a Discord server for communication and collaboration

In small networking formats on Discord, the selected groups have the opportunity to exchange ideas with each other, but also with the Schaubude staff. At the end of the week, there will be a so-called StageTest as part of the decentralised conference "Extend it!: On 04.12.2021, the formats created will be presented and tested publicly in the afternoon. In addition, a short documentation of the process, e.g. with photo or video material, is desired. Participation will be remunerated with a fee of 2,000.00 € gross per selected group.


Please send your application together with:

  • a short description of yourself (max. 1,000 characters)
  • letter of motivation (max. 2,000 characters) and
  • links to previous work or portfolio

until 17 October 2021, 6 pm to

A jury consisting of representatives of Schaubude Berlin, the MA Spiel und Objekt and artists from the first StageJams will select the participating groups from the entries received. The results will be announced at the beginning of November 2021.

Selection Criteria

The selection is based on the comprehensibility and coherence of the motivation letters and aims for heterogeneity in terms of artistic background, perspectives, approaches and experience levels of the groups.

Hard Facts 

When: 29.11. bis 04.12.2021
Where: online
Who: 4 Artist’s groups consisting of up to three people max.
What: Testing online tools as theatrical spaces
Goal: Development of a short theatre format that takes place on the platform Gather.Town as well as one additional online tool (Twine, Google Docs (or equivalents), Discord)
Fee: 2,000.00 € gross/seleted group

*In addition, there are no limits in the use of other tools


In the project "New Communities", Schaubude Berlin is exploring spaces of possibility for digitally supported dramaturgies together with the Master's programme Play and Object. The core of the project is the processual and playful development of new best practices for community promotion that respond to the specific needs of production houses. A particular focus here is on the stronger networking of house staff, artists and the audience and thus an opening up of and participation in artistic (creation) processes.

In the first six months of the project, the Schaubude staff tested different, digitally supported, locally applicable tools and discussed them in different working groups. In this way, they were implemented in the individual and collective work processes. During the three one-week StageJams, different groups of artists will be invited to theatricaly test the tools already established at Schaubude Berlin.

Funded by: Senat Department for Culture and Europe Berlin

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