Swiss groups win half the awards – but miss out on first place

by David Crowe on 6 June 2019

Wolf-Ferrari-Haus, Ottobrunn, Germany

With apologies for the delay, here are the results of FEATS 2019, held in Ottobrunn, Munich, from 30 May to 2 June 2019.

  • 1st place, The Founders’ Cup: Theater de WAANzin with Dekalog 10: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods by Krzysztof Kieslowski, theatre adaptation by Dirk Crommelinck
  • 2nd place, The Centennial Cup: Geneva English Drama Society with Metamorphosis or Letting Nature Take its Course by Gary Bird
  • 3rd place, The BATS Trophy: Semi-Circle, Basel with Playing with Daisy by Eleanor Fossey
  • The “Blackie” for Best Actor: Gabriel Bird, Geneva English Drama Society
  • The “Blackie for Best Actress: Masha Neznansky, Geneva English Drama Society
  • Grand Duchy Award for Best Stage Presentation: Semi-Circle, Basel with Playing with Daisy by Eleanor Fossey
  • Marcel Huhn/Bruno Boeye Award for Stage Management: Semi-Circle, Basel with Playing with Daisy by Eleanor Fossey
  • The DAW-Verulam Award for Best Original Script: Past Present Past by Stuart Marlow, Anglophone Collaborative Theatre of Stuttgart
  • Don Luscombe Discretionary Award: Hellmut Hoelzl, English Drama Group Salzburg

Congratulations to all participants for a splendid festival!

Getting ready for FEATS 2019

by David Crowe on 26 March 2019

FEATS 2019 takes place in Ottobrunn, near Munich, from 30 May to 2 June 2019.

This year’s line-up includes two new groups – the English Drama Group, Salzburg, and Munich Feminist Project.

The host group is working hard on the preparations, and the running-order should be published very soon. In the meantime, here are the twelve plays in competition – listed in alphabetical order by group name. Original scripts are indicated with an asterisk.

ACTS, Stuttgart Past, Present, Past* Stuart Marlow
English Drama Group, Salzburg Romantic Fools Rich Orloff
ECC, Brussels The Impotence of Being Frank* Joe Wilde
ESOC, Darmstadt Bolero David Ives
GEDS, Geneva Metamorphosis, or Letting Nature Take Its Course* Gary Bird
Munich Feminist Project The Things We Say* Munich Feminist Project
NEAT, Stuttgart Graceland Ellen Byron
NWTC, Luxembourg The Ripple Effect Robert Scott
Semi-Circle, Basel Playing with Daisy Eleanor Fossey
Tagora, Strasbourg The Elephant Calf, or The Provability of Any and Every Contention Bertolt Brecht
Theater de WAANzin, Gent Dekalog 10: Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Goods Krzysztof Kieslowski (theatre adaptation: Dirk Crommelinck)
University Players, Hamburg Somewhere in Between* Nick Plummer

For more FEATS news, see the current FEATS newsletter and the FEATS 2019 website.