Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


In 2018, at the 13th Figura Theaterfestival in Baden, Switzerland, the Cantonal Council of Aargau will award the «Grünschnabel» Prize. This is worth 10’000 Swiss Francs and will go to a young theatre company starting out on its professional career working in an original way with puppets, objects and figures.

Participation in the «Greenhorn» competition is subject to the following conditions:
• The organizers will select four to seven plays produced by young theatre companies whose acting careers date back no more than six years prior to the Festival.

  • The relevant documentation (registration form, professional background, information about the production and proof of performance, i.e. pictures / Vimeo link, dates and locations) should be submitted by 31st July 2017 at the latest. The organizers of the Figura Theaterfestival will then, after thoughtful auditions, decide which plays will be awarded an opportunity to perform in the Festival programme.
  • The prize will be awarded either to an individual actor, or to the ensemble as a whole. Diploma work may be admitted if it has been developed further and taken on tour.
  • A jury appointed by Aargau’s Cantonal Council and the Festival organizers will judge the performances at the Festival and the decision will be explained at the presentation of the prize.

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