This will be the 11th year of the partnership between arts and culture brand Montlbanc and the Salzburg Festival, a theater competition for young, upcoming international theater directors and their ensembles. The Young Directors Project has been an integral part of the Salzberg Festival drama program since 2002.
Montblanc sponsors the selection of productions for the Salzburg Festival, covers any costs for the organization, sponsors the project and donates the prize for the winning ensemble and director. The prize is €10,000 (about $12,000) and a specially designed Montblanc Max Reinhardt pen.
This year’s Young Directors Project productions are: “Trapped“ by Tick Tock Productions / South Africa, “Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz” by Theater Montagnes Russes / Austria, “Éternelle Idole” and “This is how you will disappear” by Gisèle Vienne / France and “Hamlet Cantabile Performance Group” by Tuida / South Korea.
The premiere of “Trapped” was on July 31 and was accompanied by a glamorous reception. The reception was followed by the Montblanc premiere party at Young Directors Project jury member Thaddaeus Ropac‘s Gallery in Salzburg. Guests from all of the world such as actresses Teri Hatcher, Rosario Dawson and Sarah Marshall, designer Jean Claude Jitrois and actor Clemens Schick joined the event. Also in attendance were friends of the brand, such as artist couple EVA & ADELE, there to support this year’s Young Directors Project.
The Young Directors Project is only one of the initiatives powered by Montblanc to support artists and cultural projects around the world. The brand continues to find new ways to support cultural advancement and support artistic talent across music, theater, opera and dance.
For more information on Montblanc’s involvement with art and culture, check out Montblanc online.