Main prize of the ARD Radio Play Days 2023 for lecturers at the Institute for Music Journalism

13. November 2023
Die Preisträgerinnen des ARD Hörspielpreises 2023
Mara May (right) and Jūratė Braginaitė (left) receive the prize for the radio play "Vogel, Igel, Stachelschwein. A game in Weimar North". © SWR/Olaf Parusel

On 11 November in Karlsruhe, Jūratė Braginaitė and her colleague Mara May were awarded the prestigious "ARD German Radio Play Prize" for their radio play 'Vogel Igel Stachelschwein. Ein Spiel in Weimar Nord' (production: MDR 2022). The jury explained its decision as follows: "In this neighbourhood, the big world lives in miniature. In the shadows of the slabs, you meet people of all ages and backgrounds, with big plans or modest ones, with good memories or sad ones. This radio play takes a loving and playful look at a neighbourhood from which one otherwise hears little, and above all little that is positive. This creates a cautious hope that is more important than ever in complex times."
Jūratė Braginaitė teaches speech training and experimental radio art at the Institute for Music Journalism at the Karlsruhe University of Music. Institute Director Prof Jürgen Christ is delighted: "After one of our lecturers won the Student Oscar in Los Angeles two years ago for his film directing work, we are delighted that another lecturer from our institute has now won the most important prize for radio drama and that she has produced this year's best radio drama production in Germany. We congratulate Jūratė from the bottom of our hearts, a wonderful proof of the exceptional quality of our teaching programme!"

The award-winning radio play can be listened to at: