Ethnic Slovenian wins Austrian youth theatre award

Vienna, 14 October - A youth theatre production directed by Mira Stadler, a 30-year-old member of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Austria, has won the Stella award for best youth production. Mädchen wie Die (Girl Like You) was put on stage at the Vienna theatre Burgtheater, reports Novice, a weekly of the Slovenians living in the region of Carinthia.

Klagenfurt, Austria
Lindwurmbrunnen, the dragon's fountain, one of the landmarks of Klagenfurt, the capital of Carinthia, which is home to a Slovenian ethnic minority.
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The production criticises digital and analogue mobbing by female peers and is recommended for audiences aged 13 or more.

The main Austrian award for youth theatre, the Stalla has been given out by the Austrian association of performing arts for children and youth, ASSITEJ.

According to Austrian press agency APA, the jury watched around 110 productions from across Austria to nominate 23 for the Stalla awards.

Stadler has directed a new production, Tatsächlich Liebe (Love Actually), which premiered earlier this week in the Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt.

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