Zeitgeist Fest @Washington Post

"To get a sounding on the mood of Europe, you could turn to the daily news coverage of the region’s economic woes. But there are other options for pulse-taking." Like the Zeitgeist Festival! Check out the full article here and be sure to RSVP! Kick off is next Thursday at 7PM with “Crazy Blood” (“Verrücktes Blut”) by Jens Hillje and Nurkan Erpulat. 

(Alexi Pelekanos/Schauspielhaus Theater, Vienna)

(Alexi Pelekanos/Schauspielhaus Theater, Vienna) 

Zeitgeist Showcases New Playwrights from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

With their sharp, challenging, and often witty works, new playwrights in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland today are revisiting common territory to see how things have (or have not) changed over time after generations have left their mark, for better or for worse. Immigration, conflict, and personal history intermingle in their pieces and break new ground, unabashedly tackling these complex subjects for a modern generation with questions of its own.

From its origins in Washington DC last year, the 2012 Zeitgeist Festival will include a separate run of readings at the Goethe-Institut New York’s Wyoming Building. Featuring Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje’s Crazy Blood (Verrücktes Blut), Reto Finger’s Cold Country (Kaltes Land), and Thomas Arzt’s Chirping Hill (Grillenparz), each will be conducted by directors from New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, and Soho Rep, respectively. Subsequent to each performance, the director, playwright, and cast will participate in a Q&A session with the audience.