It’s a brave new world of work, and six young people have been recruited for a trailblazing project in the field of ecology. On offer is a pleasant workplace environment, extortionate working hours, and a salary that falls just short of minimum wage. But who wouldn't want to be present for the forging of the future of work and, with it, a utopian society?
In their new play, Croatian author Dino Pešut
and Bosnian director Selma Spahić
develop their vision of a modernity in which the individual is sacrificed at the altar of new markets. Following productions in Warsaw and Zagreb, the European Ensemble returns to Stuttgart.
What is it that drives us in Europe? What are the artistic answers that we can give to the challenges and contradictions of our present moment? In the 2018/19 season, the European Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Oliver Frljić, was founded by Schauspiel Stuttgart in cooperation with Nowy Teatr Warsaw and the Zagreb Youth Theatre, as well as in associated partnership with the National Theatre of Athens. In Frljić’s project Imaginary Europe,
we turned to key moments of European history; in Erazm / Erasmus
, French-Polish director Anna Smolar examined the relevance of Erasmus of Rotterdam’s humanistic philosophy; Greek theatre maker Anestis Azas employed Ödön von Horváth's The Eternal Philistine
to portray a deeply insecure generation in the throes of upheaval. In 2020, three additional directors will take up the challenge of questioning the European project through their original productions. Selma Spahić launches this second round with The Clickworkers
.A coproduction of Schauspiel Stuttgart, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw and Zagreb Youth Theatre (Zagrebačko kazalište mladih). Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.