FEATS 2015 Hamburg
On the Main Stage
The following competing groups will be performing 12 one-act plays over four days – three plays per night. Each play will be followed by a 25-minute interval. Shortly after the last performance of the evening, the plays will be openly adjudicated by Mike Tilbury from the
Guild of Drama Adjudicators (approx. 30 minutes).
As play lengths vary between 30 and 50 minutes, the time given for the end of the last performance is only approximate.
FRIDAY 22 MAY
19.30 – 22.50
ESOC THEATRE GROUP, DARMSTADT
A Friend of A Friend
written and directed by Bruno Sousa
ANGLOPHONE COLLABORATIVE THEATRE OF STUTTGART
This Side Of The Gestapo
by Stuart Marlow, directed by Raluca Urea
THE STOCKHOLM PLAYERS
by Forbes Bramble, directed by Nigel Harvey
SATURDAY 23 MAY
19.30 – 22.45
IN PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL, AMSTERDAM
by Alan Arkin, directed by Sandy Topzand
ENGLISH COMEDY CLUB, BRUSSELS
by Marion Craig Wentworth, directed by Conrad Toft
NEW ENGLISH AMERICAN THEATER, STUTTGART
The Diaries of Adam & Eve
by Mark Twain, adapted by Elton Townend Jones, directed by Charles C. Urban
SUNDAY 24 MAY
19.30 – 22.40
LUCERNE WORLD THEATER COMPANY
The Actor’s Nightmare
by Christopher Durang, directed by Charlie Lucarotti
AMERICAN THEATRE COMPANY, BRUSSELS
Spoon River Anthology
by Edward Lee Masters, adapted and directed by Christopher Flores
THEATER DE WAANZIN, GHENT
The Elephant Song
by Nicholas Billon
MONDAY 25 MAY
NEW WORLD THEATRE CLUB, LUXEMBOURG
The Strange Horseman
by Michel de Ghelderode, directed by John Brigg
FRANKFURT ENGLISH SPEAKING THEATRE
written and directed by Mike Riepl
THE VILLAGE PLAYERS, LAUSANNE
In The Middle of Nowhere
by Christopher Hemmens, directed by James Spencer & Christopher Hemmens
22:30 – 23:30
Presentation of prizes by our adjudicator Mike Tilbury and the FEATS 2015 stage manager.
What is FEATS?
FEATS stands for the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies. It is an annual competition between English-speaking theater groups from continental Europe to see who can put on the best production. It is also your chance to see four evenings of first-class entertainment consisting of three one-act plays per evening.
So how does FEATS work?
When the curtain goes up, the actors perform either published plays or original scripts lasting between a minimum of twenty and a maximum of fifty minutes. The performances take place under the critical eye of an invited adjudicator from the UK Guild of Drama Adjudicators, whose duty it is to make constructive criticism on each play at the end of every evening. This is one of the highlights of the festival!
On the final evening the points are added up and the Festival Awards are handed out: to the top three productions, the best actor and best actress, best stage presentation, best original script, special adjudicator’s award and the host group award the prize for best stage management.
As you can imagine, there’s a lot of action backstage. The competing teams have only ten minutes to place their set, and only five minutes to clear it, leaving a bare stage for the next group. While they are doing that, the audience members have time between the shows to mingle, chat and get refreshments at the bar.
Who is FEATS?
The 12 participating groups are selected from the 31 FEATS member groups who are from Scandinavia, the Benelux states, Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany. Due to the concentration of English speakers working in the various EU institutions, the Benelux groups, who founded the festival in 1976, are traditionally strongly represented.
22. bis 25. Mai 2015