Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


In 2020, at the 14th Figura Theatre Festival in Baden, Switzerland, the Cantonal Council of Aargau will award the ninth Grünschnabel (Greenhorn) prize.

Worth 10,000 Swiss Francs, it will go to a young theatre company starting out professionally and working in an original way with puppets and objects. Participation in the 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 July, 2019, at the latest. After viewing the productions, the festival organizers will decide which plays will receive the opportunity to perform at the festival.
  • A jury appointed by Aargau’s Cantonal Council and the festival organizers will judge the performances at the festival and will announce their decision at the award ceremony.
  • The prize will be awarded either to an individual actor or to an ensemble as a whole. Academic work may be admitted if it has been developed further and taken on tour.

Registration form: www.figura-festival.ch/gruenschnabel/