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Mattias Andersson appointed Artistic Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre!

🌍 Stockholm, SWE

Mattias Andersson has of March 2020 been appointed the new artistic director of Swedish National Theatre – Dramaten or the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Mattias, well-known playwright, director and artistic director of Backa Teater in Gothenburg, is not the first practitioner in Sweden coming from the field of TYA to the ”adult world” (Måns Lagerlöf was the first when he was appointed artistic director of Riksteatern), but with Dramaten being the most prestigious theatre in Sweden, this is still a landmark in the development of Swedish performing arts.

Mattias’ plays have been performed at venues such as Stockholm City Theatre, The Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm, Göteborg City Theatre, Malmö City Theatre and in countries including Denmark, Germany, Russia, Norway, Finland, Romania and Serbia. Among many prizes and awards Mattias was awarded with the Swedish Prix d´ASSITEJ in 2016 and was then nominated for and won the ASSITEJ Award for Artistic Excellence given at the Congress in Cape Town in 2017.

More information about Mattias Anderson can be found on

Neighbours – a neighbourhood playwright project around the Baltic Sea

🌍 Tallinn, EST
🗓 30 October – 1 November 2019

From October 30th to November 1st ten playwrights from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden will meet in Tallinn for the second workshop of three on the “Neighbours” project. The workshop is hosted by VAT Theatre and takes place during ASSITEJ Estonia’s NAKS Festival.

In three workshops for playwrights, “Neighbours” will be a place for meetings between individual artists, countries and different practices. With “Neighbours” we will give possibilities to share experiences, to develop networks and create new theatrical texts for young audiences based on mutual experiences and exchange. The final workshop and reading will take place in Vilnius in January 2020 in connection with the KITOKS-festival.

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