Schauspielhaus is especially committed to the support of up-and-coming authors. That is why also in 2017 we will award this grant together with literar mechana, a grant that has produced renowned authors since 2007. The topic of the competition 2016/17 will be announced in October 2016 together with a detailled announcement with precise criteria of participation. After a preselection, five authors will get the opportunity to work on their texts with a prestigious mentor and to discuss their topics with experts. Following the workshop is a public presentation of the drafts where a winner will be chosen and awarded the Hans-Gratzer-Stipndium together with a commission for a play. The writing process will be intensely supervised by the Schauspielhaus dramaturgy. The winning play is supposed to premiere at Schauspielhaus Vienna.


Drama Forum of uniT Graz, one of the most important training institutions for scenic writig in German language countries, is a close partner of Schauspielhaus regarding the support of contemporary writers.
With „Arbeitsatelier“ a new cooperation project was initiated with uniT. Within this programme of three years one will experiment with forms of collective authorship between authors and directors. The production „Blei“, developed by Ivna Žic and Tomas Schweigen, will premier in spring 2017 and mark the beginning of the multiannual series „Arbeitsatelier“.
INFIZIERT - Writing workshop
Together with author Jörg Albrecht „Infiziert!“ was created as a forum where authors related to Schauspielhaus and uniT can discuss their texts and get inspirations for their writing.