New Stages South East is a Goethe-Institute project meant for young playwrights from South East Europe, meant to create links between them, but also to develop and strengthen imaginative ways of turning text of the “play” into various possibilities of performative interpretation. A common denominator for these texts for younger audiences is loneliness i.e., blurred boundaries between online and physical reality, and unlikelihood of establishing long-lasting and deep interpersonal relationships. New Stages South East is a two-year project for playwrights’ and theatre practitioners’ development, and is organized in several countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia). Local participants have created plays for young audiences (16+). Five playwrights have completed their new texts, whose excerpts will be presented to the audiences in a performative form, while follow-up discussions will be moderated by the international workshop participants.