The ADK is thrilled to become the 2022 host of the annual Bundeswettbewerb zur Förderung des deutschsprachigen Schauspielnachwuchses (Federal competition for the advancement of German-speaking trainee actors), colloquially known as Schauspielschultreffen.
The gathering in Ludwigsburg is organized by the SKS (Ständige Schauspielkonferenz, permanent acting conference) and Hamburg’s European Theatre Academy “Konrad Ekhof” and financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2022, for the first time, the gathering will follow a new program concept adapted to the changing demands of the performing arts.
In addition to large-scale productions, this will include the presentation of smaller works showcasing the theater’s variety in interdisciplinary and new formats and experiments. This places the discourse on the future of theater and theater creation at the very center of this conference of German-speaking students and teachers in the acting world.
Being able to hold such a festival in Baden-Württemberg, with its reputation for innovation and culture, sends a powerful message of the ADK’s interdisciplinary and innovative nature and future in this fifteenth year of the Academy’s existence.
Significant contributions to the financing of the Ludwigsburg gathering come through the support of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and Art, the city of Ludwigsburg, the Wüstenrot Foundation, the Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Bildung, the Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg bank and the Baden-Württemberg state chapter of the Deutscher Bühnenverein (German Stage Association).
The gathering has also been made possible by cooperation with the Film Academy and the Karlskaserne Cultural Center, which cooperation creates open spaces and a field in which approximately 300 acting students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland can come together in creative encounter and dialogue.