About the project
The International Drama Lab gives renowned playwrights a space bridging languages and nationalities to write, reflect, and develop ideas around current social issues. From spring 2017 through summer 2018, four playwrights will focus on topics that relate to "War in Peace".
Starting with a writing lab at the Literary Colloquium Berlin and exchange forums with civil society activists in Turkey, Israel and Ukraine, they will investigate how the peaceful coexistence of many is being jeopardized by the interests of the few through staged conflicts and escalations into (civil) war. In addition, the International Drama Lab assesses the part that arts can play in times of change.
"War in Peace" is a collaborative project of Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater, the NIDS New Institute for Drama, and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, supported by Schauspiel Stuttgart.