Selected Works 2021

Winning Projects

The call for applications of the 4th Music Theatre NOW edition ended June 30th 2021.

147 participants from 34 countries registered for this edition.

The final jury selection represents a wide range of musical and visual perspectives from around the globe and various artistic backgrounds that represent a „lean towards communal experience and a type of macro expression“ (Jury of MTNow 2021). 

 

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)
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)
Chornobyldorf: Roman Grygoriv and Illia Razumeiko (Composers / Directors / Text, Ukraine)
Dybbuks: Samara Hersch (Concept / Director, Australia / Netherlands) / Max Lyandvert (Composer / Sound, Australia)
Dybbuks: Samara Hersch (Concept / Director, Australia / Netherlands) / Max Lyandvert (Composer / Sound, Australia)
8: Metamorphosis: Nicole Beutler (Director, Germany) / Gary Shepherd (Composer / Music, United Kingdom)
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)
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)
THRENOS (for the Throat): Karmina Šilec (Stage and Music Direction / Concept, Slovenia) / Jacob Cooper (Composer / Concept, USA) / Dora Malech (Text, USA)

Special Awards

 

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)
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)
Hilda Paredes for  Harriet: Hilda Paredes (Composer, Mexico) / Lex Bohlmeijer (Text, Netherlands) / Jean Lacornerie (Director, France) / Claron McFadden (Concept / Soprano, Netherlands)

The Jury

The international jury for Music Theatre NOW 2021 consisted of:

DU Yun (Shanghai/China - New York/USA | Composer and Professor of Composition)

Marlene LE ROUX, (Cape Town/South Africa | CEO Artscape Theatre Cape Town and activist)

Pamela LOPEZ (Santiago/Chile | Director of Programming and Audiences at GAM)

Paola PRESTINI (New York/USA | Composer & co-founder and artistic director of National Sawdust)

Rainer SIMON (Berlin/Germany | Artistic Consultant of Barry Kosky Komische Oper Berlin)

 

Statement of the Jury

"It was soul nourishing and exciting to see the work being made coming out of this extended and complex period. The six works we’ve chosen represent a lean towards communal experience and a type of macro expression. We naturally arrived to a set of works that mirror the expanse in definition of what music theater is…and where it is being made. From a sonic installation to an archaeological site specific dig into song to a zany fashion intervention, we can’t wait to share this richness with the international audience and congratulate the artists who represent these works, and those who with courage put forward their extraordinary work, making our job hard and ever interesting."

(Jury of the 2021 edition of Music Theatre NOW competition)

 

Meeting

The 6 prize winning teams will be invited to present their works (some live and some in short lectures with sound and video excerpts) at the international convention of Music Theatre NOW in Rotterdam in May 2022. Practitioners and presenters from all over the world will be in attendance. Music Theatre NOW and award winners are winning a unique opportunity for international exposure and invaluable networking opportunities and advice from other professionals.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

MTNow Meeting at O. Festival Rotterdam from May 22nd through May 25th 2022