The summer residency programme is a key part of the Royal Court Theatre’s work with international playwrights and has seen many participants going on to become major international voices. The residency runs from end of June until mid July.
The 2019 residency has a special focus on writers from Europe and in particular from the 27 EU countries. At a moment of huge change and uncertainty in Britain’s relationship with Europe, this residency looks to engage with a new generation of artists across the continent. And to make a statement about the Royal Court’s commitment to keeping deep international partnerships alive. The residency is a three-week programme that involves writers spending time at the Royal Court, meeting British artists, attending workshops, seeing and discussing theatre and developing a new play during their time in London. It will take place during June and July of this year.
The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to support the participation of up and coming playwrights Enis Maci and Maryam Zaree.
Enis Maci born in 1993, studied Literary Writing and Cultural Sociology in Leipzig and London (London School of Economics and Political Science). Her works include the plays Lebendfallen, Mitwisser and AUTOS as well as the essay collection Eiscafé Europa (Suhrkamp, 2018). The plays have been performed, among other venues, at Schauspielhaus Wien and Schauspiel Leipzig. In 2018/19, Enis Maci will be writer-in-residence at Nationaltheater Mannheim.
Maryam Zaree was born in Tehran and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. Having played a dozen lead roles in Germany and in various European co-productions, she received the Grimme- Award 2018 for Best Actress in TNT’s series 4 Blocks. In 2013/14 she was co-author and dramaturg of the play Niemandsland by Yael Ronen for Schauspielhaus Graz. Her debut play Kluge Gefühle won the author’s prize at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt Festival in 2017. Maryam’s first documentary film Born in Evin will have its world premiere at the Berlinale 2019.