In addition to Elfriede Jelinek, who received the author’s award for “Schwarzwasser”, the winner in the “Lifetime Achievement” category has also been chosen: the Swiss theater Christoph Marthaler is honored in this “Nestroy” category.
On Tuesday, 35 nominations in a further eleven categories were announced. The dancer Beatrice Cordua (“TANZ”), Theresa Palfi from the Landestheater Linz (Elizabeth in “Maria Stuart”) and Burgtheater star Caroline Peters (“Schwarzwasser”) have been nominated for best actress, among the actors at the Schauspielhaus Graz engaged Florian Köhler (Ms. Zittel in “Heldenplatz”), Johannes Krisch (Weinberl in “He wants to make a joke”) and Burgtheater newcomer Franz Pätzold (Dionysus in “Die Bakchen”) who moved from the Burgtheater to Josefstadt.
“Corona special price” instead of a special price
Florentina Holzinger, whose piece “DANCE. A sylphidic dreaming in stunts ”(premiered in Tanzquartier Wien) was recently voted the production of the year in the critics’ survey of the specialist journal“ Theater heute ”, alongside Viktor Bodó (“ Peer Gynt ”in the Volkstheater) and Amélie Niermeyer (“ Der Kirschgarten “In the Theater in der Josefstadt) Chances of winning the Nestroy in the” Best Director “category. The “best performance in the German-speaking world” comes either from the Schauspielhaus Zurich (“Man appears in the Holocene”), from the Münchner Kammerspiele (“Die Räuberinnen”) or from the Berlin Friedrichstadt-Palast (“Belief in the possibility of a complete renewal of the world “).
The otherwise usual special price was converted into a “Corona special price” this year, with which, according to the new jury chairman Ulli Stepan, an attempt was made to “do justice to the extraordinary situation of this year”. “The shortened 2019/20 season also presented the jury of the Nestroy Theater Prize with major challenges,” said Stepan in a broadcast. The jury saw 544 theatrical performances in the season that was canceled prematurely.
Ten nominations for audience award
For the first time there will be a “stage” special prize not determined by the jury. According to Andreas Kornhofer, editor & managing director of Red Bull Media House Publishing, this should be “above all a thank you”, “which ultimately goes to all those who fight for more culture and more heart-building in society, especially in extraordinary times like these”.
The jury has nominated ten artists for the ORF III audience award: Bibiana Beglau, Ruth Brauer-Kvam, Mavie Hörbiger, Maria Köstlinger, Claudia Sabitzer, Tobias Moretti, Michael Niavarani, Der Nino from Vienna, Otto Schenk and Martin Wuttke. They can open until September 25, 11:59 p.m. tv.ORF.at be matched.