WESTWIND is one of the most renowned theatre festivals for young audiences nationwide. It is hosted by a different NRW theatre each year. In addition to a selection of NRW productions, the festival features international guest performances and an extensive programme of accompanying events including workshops, panels and discussions.
On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, Theater Marabu is hosting WESTWIND in Bonn from 11 to 17 June 2023 in cooperation with Theater Bonn, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Junges Theater Bonn and cultural center Brotfabrik.
Back in 2013, Theater Marabu welcomed the festival in cooperation with several Bonn institutions, including Theater Bonn, Kulturzentrum Brotfabrik and Theater im Ballsaal. In 2023, this network will continue to develop and expand, particularly due to the recent foundation of the “Bonn Initiative Theatre and Music for Young Audiences” in 2021. Here, Junges Theater Bonn, PORTAL (the platform of Theater Bonn and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn) and Theatre Marabu have teamed up to generate more awareness for artistic offerings for young audiences in Bonn.
Visitors can expect a multifaceted and high-quality programme presented at local Bonn venues. Community involvement will be high in the run-up to the festival, as there will be cooperations with schools, kindergartens, youth institutions, family centres and other partner organisations prior to the festival week. The programme specially developed for this purpose will serve to sensitise children and young people to the special guest performances, to prepare them thematically, to engage the urban community in cross-generational dialogue with visiting theatres and to enable people of all generations access to arts and culture.
We look forward to the theatre convention AND audience festival WESTWIND 2023!
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Call for applications: children’s and youth juries
WESTWIND festival 2023
2023 marks the 30th jubilee of Theater Marabu. To celebrate, the theatre company is hosting the NRW theatre festival and convention WESTWIND in Bonn – it’s 3rd opportunity to do so, following hosting duties in 2002 and 2013.
WESTWIND is one of the most renowned theatre festivals for young audiences nationwide. In addition to a selection of NRW productions, it features international guest performances and an extensive programme of accompanying events including workshops, panels and discussions.
Cooperation partners of this edition in Bonn include PORTAL – the platform of Theater Bonn and Beethoven Orchestra Bonn – along with Junges Theater Bonn and Kulturzentrum Brotfabrik.
As a long-established part of WESTWIND, this year’s festival will once again feature both a children’s jury and a youth jury who will be responsible for awarding prizes to productions of their choosing after watching a selection of age-appropriate plays.
The juries accompany the entire festival and can attend performances as well as events in the supporting programme under the supervision of artists and professionals from the arts & culture scene.
Preparation week 03.-06.04.2023
Further appointments for attending performances TBA
WESTWIND festival week 11.-17.06.2023
Participants will be exempt from school attendance for the corresponding dates during the festival week, as certified by the theatre company.
We look forward to inspired applicants between the ages of six and twenty-one. We are interested in who you are and why you would like to be part of the WESTWIND children’s and youth juries.
Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 01.03.2023.