The Heidelberg City Theater presents the Heidelberger Stueckemarkt on the municipal stage every year. It is not the classics which take center stage, but pieces exclusively by young German authors. The week-long festival also features recitals, discussions and various other events. The high point of the festival is the awarding of the Autorenpreises des Heidelberger Stueckemarkts (a prize for authors). The winner of this award is allowed to have his/her piece performed again the following year.