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Programme


From Mythology to Technology

ETC international theatre conference and general assembly
 

OpenLab moderation: Maren Dey
Conference moderation: Heidi Wiley, Monica Zarna


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PAPERLESS EVENT, SO CONSIDER BRINGING YOUR WIFI ENABLED DEVICE

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

10h – 18h
OpenLab, part of the "European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital" project

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

10h – 14h
OpenLab, part of the "European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital" project

14h - 16h
Lunch


16h – 18h
European Theatre Lab Partner Meeting with all ETL partners


Performance

20h –  22h
Bakula's Pigs, after David Kldiashvili story “Bakula’s Pigs”, with several texts from Osip Mandelshatm notes
Directed by Levan Tsuladze
Big Stage, English surtitles

As of 22h
Get-together at Strada café (across the street from the theatre)

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

10h – 12h
European Theatre Lab partner meeting with all ETL partners


12h – 13h
Press conference at Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in the presence of Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia


15h – 17h
ETC board meeting at Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre


18h30 – 19h30
Official opening at Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Ekaterina Mazmishvili, General Manager Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Dubravka Vrgoč, ETC President

20h
European Theatre Lab Partner Meeting - Creative project team Dub it



Performances

20h –  21h30
The Navigator, by Lasha Bugadze
Directed by Levan Tsuladze and Ana Tsutskiridze
Big Stage, English surtitles

20h – 21h30
Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, after Heinrich Böll
Directed by Mikheil Charkviani
The Basement, English surtitles

As of 21h30
Get-together at Strada café (across the street from the theatre)

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Friday, 27 October 2017

9h30
Bus shuttle from Rooms Hotel to Writers' House

10h – 10h15
Conference opening
Ekaterina Mazmishvili, General Manager Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Dubravka Vrgoč, ETC President
Levan Kharatishvili, Deputy Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia

10h1511h
Keynote speech
From Mythology to Technology - an Introduction to Georgian Contemporary Theatre Making
Lasha Bugadze, Playwright, Writer and Publicist
Questions and answers

11h – 11h45
Panel talk
Theatre and Technology
Does technology increase attraction to enjoy theatre, if so how? If not, why?
Alexander Kerlin, Dramaturg and Author, Theater Dortmund
Chris Bruckmayr, Sound and Media Artist, Ars Electronica Linz
Ana Gugushvili, Senior Adviser, Techno Park Tbilisi
Ekaterina Mazmishvili, General Manager Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Moderation: Paulien Geerlings, Head Dramaturg at De Toneelmakerij Amsterdam
Heidi Wiley, Secretary General at the European Theatre Convention

11h45 – 12h
Coffee break

12h – 13h
Prologue
Kicking-off - ENGAGE: ETC’s 4 years programme 2017-2020
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Promoting European theatre: introducing ETC’s communication and European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 campaign with James Ramsay and Maren Dey

Five main project pillars presented by ETC board members and the general secretary:
Critical thinking through theatre: artistic collaboration project “Young Europe III” with Paulien Geerlings
Participatory theatre: artistic collaboration project “Our Stage” with Joachim Klement
Theatre in the digital age with Jan Linders
ETC’s professional development programme for theatre makers with Dubravka Vrgoč
Empowering ETC’s network for growth and sustainability with Serge Rangoni

Each pillar is presented three times. Participants are invited to join the different talks in order to ENGAGE in a best possible way.

13h – 14h
Networking lunch, upon the invitation of the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre


14h 15h
Workshop
Audience development - Introducing the Opera Europa streaming platform "Opera Vision"

Luke O'Shaughnessy, Project Manager Opera Vision at Opera Europa
- Financial, legal and technical conditions: Who needs to agree what? What should it cost? What do you need to stream?
- Impact of audience development: How does streaming enhance the work of audience development
- Potential for collaboration with theatres: What could the Opera Europa experience mean for the theatre world? How could we collaborate more closely?


15h - 15h30
Coffee break

15h30 - 17h
Profesionnal development programme for ETC member theatres communication managers
Seminar Part I: What are the biggest changes and challenges due to digital development in your daily work? International network building and exchange of good and bad practices of audience development.

15h30
ETC General Assembly (for ETC members only)
- Impact of ETC membership - an introduction to ETC's ENGAGE evaluation programme, by Marie Le Sourd, On-the-move
- Activity report
- Vote budget 2018
- Vote new statuts
- Vote new members (Magdeburg, Szombathely)
- Vote new board members and president

17h – 19h
Guided city tour of the old town of Tbilisi, transfer by bus shuttle



Performances

20h –  21h30
The Navigator, by Lasha Bugadze
Directed by Levan Tsuladze and Ana Tsutskiridze
Big Stage, English surtitles

20h – 21h30
Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, after Heinrich Böll
Directed by Mikheil Charkviani
The Basement, English surtitles


As of 21h30
Get-together at the theatre
Dinner at the Keto and Kote upon reservation

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Saturday, 28 October 2017



9h30
Bus shuttle from Rooms Hotel to Writers' House

10h – 12h
Parallel workshops
- "Our stage" kick-off workshop by Miriam Tscholl, Manager of Bürgerbühne at Staatsschauspiel Dresden
- "Young Europe III" kick-off workshop by Paulien Geerlings, Head Dramaturg at De Toneelmakerij Amsterdam
- "Theatre in Digital Age" by Alexander Kerlin, dramaturg and author at Theater Dortmund

10h - 12h
Profesionnal development programme for ETC member theatres communication managers
Seminar Part II: Audience development in an online environment

12h30 – 14h
Networking lunch, upon the invitation of the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre

14h - 16h
Professional development programme for ETC member theatres communication managers
Seminar Part III: European campaign of theatres to promote the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

14h – 14h30
Platform for professional networking
Artistic ETC collaboration projects - Calls for participation by member theatres


14h30 - 16h
Networking lounge - Collaboration meetings and talks amongst members
Taking the pulse of the network - One on one talks with the ETC office team
ENGAGE - Programme and activity sign up

16h
Epilogue
Reporting of conferences, Workshops, and professional development programme.
Conclusion

16h30 – 19h
City tour of Mtskheta, transfer by minibus from Writer's House


19h - 20h
ETC board meeting - debriefing at Rooms Hotel (for ETC board members only)



Performances

20h – 21h45
University of Laugh, by Koki Mitani
Directed by Levan Tsuladze
Big Stage, English surtitles

20h – 22h
Lady with a Dogby Anton Chekov
Directed by Levan Tsuladze
The Basement, English surtitles


As of 22h
Get-together at Strada café (across the street from the theatre)

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Sunday, 29 October 2017



10h – 18h
Excursion to Kakheti, in the wine making region
Transfer by minibus from/to hotel
Lunch on-site

20h – 22h20
As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Levan Tsuladze
Big Stage, English surtitles