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God Waits At The Station by Maya Arad, directed by Shai Pitowski, Habima – National Theatre of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel Who is the terrorist? A nurse who strayed from the path when her brother was killed by the enemy? An innocent girl who lost her lover when he was set up to marry another woman? A daughter to a father with cancer who was prevented from getting treatment on time due to the political reality? The point of departure of  “God Waits at the Station”  is one of the most devastating terrorist attacks performed within Israeli territory by Palestinian terror organizations during the Second Intifada (2000-2005). Terrorist attacks, and mainly suicide bombings, were the central expressions of this violent uprising. Israel responded to these attacks with “targeted killings” of terrorists, which then led to additional attacks, forming an endless cycle of revenge: attack-retaliation-attack. The Second Intifada tore apart the Oslo Accords (1993) and escalated, damaging the Israeli and Palestinian economies, and took the lives of soldiers and civilians on both sides.

5 Mornings by Fritz Kater, directed by Armin Petras, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany The story takes place “on a temporary film set with real cameras, where the understudies are doing a run-through in front of an audience of producers and spectators”: 5 people, 5 matinees. A state of alert is decreed in the city. Is it because of an explosion?; or a radioactive contamination?; a dangerous virus?; society’s “burn-out”? No one knows. It seems that no foreign enemy can be held responsible. The state of panic does not get out of control. The same slogans as always are published in the media and dictate the rules of behaviour. In this exceptional situation, five people develop their own survival strategy and techniques. In order to survive, they all try whatever they can; their attempts being more or less brave, ridiculous, absurd, sad, and inappropriate. Ever since the beginning, even before the disaster, their lives were already lost, continues on the following pages

Between 2014 and 2017, UTE member theatres realized a number of productions around the theme of Conflict Zones / Zones de Conflit that were shown across Europe. Read about them in the left column of this publication

4 INLAY FESTIVALS

14 CONFERENCES & ROUND-TABLES

32 THEATRE STRUCTURES

38 GENERAL ASSEMBLIES

46 ONLINE THEATRE MAGAZINE

50 ISO INTERNATIONAL SUPER OBJECTIVE THEATRE

56 THINK TANKS

62 UTE DECENTRALIZED ACADEMY

68 AUDIENCE DEVELEOPEMENT

70 UNION DES THEATRES DE L‘EUROPE

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