For the Competition 1.150 plays were submitted from 29 European countries. For each country the International Theatre Institut (ITI) elected two national jurores, who examined the submitted plays and nominated up to three plays. Altogether 69 plays were nominated. 60 of them had to be translated into German and were submitted to the international Jury.
In the cities Erfurt, Kassel, Leipzig, Meiningen und Weimar readings of numerous nominated plays took place. The first three awards were produced by the German and Swiss broadcasting corporations DeutschlandRadio Berlin and DRS Schweizer Radio, the world premieres of the awarded plays took place in German and Russian theatres.
The award winning plays of the 1. Europaean Drama Award Competition:
THE LITTLE CHERRY ORCHARD
by Alexej Slapovskij (Russia)
World premiere: 21. January 1995, Staatstheater Kassel
THAT SHRINKING FEELING
by Sam Snape (Great Britain)
World premiere: 27. October 1994, Nationaltheater Weimar
WILD AS THE HEART
('FEROCE COMME LE COEUR')
by Denise Bonal (France)
World Premiere: 2. December 1995, Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen
LET US PLAY TSCHELIK
('DA POIGRAEM NA TSCHELIK')
by Jana Dobreva (Bulgaria)