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Workshops & sessions


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


Drama goes digital: OpenLab 4

The 2 day program of the European Theatre Lab: Drama goes digital, preceeding the conference from 24 - 25 October, will be open to all ETL partners and every other interested theatre professional. As part of the creative project 'Stage your city', the Lab will explore augmented and virtual reality applications, visit the Tbilisi based new technology hub and discuss latest developments.


Launch of ENGAGE

ETC's new 4 year international program for theatres will kick off at the conference: Young Europe 3 - our next theatre education project, Our Stage - our new participatory theatre project,  ETC Roadshow - our new initiative to promote and take ETC member theatres around the world, ETC professional training program - starting off with a 2-day seminar for communication managers, European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, celebrating live performing arts. The joint European campaign by ETC, Opera Europa and PEARLE is to be launched at the European Cultural Forum Milan 7-8 December 2017.




Our Stage

“Our Stage” introduces the idea of the citizen theatre run as a professional in-house production company, as an artistic business model and new form for creative community outreach via artistic collaboration to the wider sector. Although there are already several forms of participatory theatre established in many theatre houses around Europe, “Our Stage” aims at bringing everyone to the same table: those with and those without experience in the “Bürgerbühne” concept.

Goal: Introducing innovative forms of production that actively engage professionals, audiences and communities in the creative process, leading to relevant, collaborative and artistically excellent performances. The focal topic is the democratisation of theatre. 20 ETC member theatres explore the internationally recognized concept of “Bürgerbühne”, to stage a performance with their own audience ensemble as part of their own theatre season. Ideally, some of the participating theatres would establish a new “our stage” department in their own houses.

Project outline: The interested theatres present and share examples of participatory theatre at the “Our Stage” workshop in Tbilisi, on 28 October. We are interested in promoting existing and new concepts of participatory theatre aimed at youngsters and senior citizens, immigrants and refugees, minorities, marginalised groups, people with disabilities, etc.



Young Europe III

After two highly successful editions of Young Europe, we are preparing the third edition of the project. Young Europe III will take place within the framework of ENGAGE, the four years program of the ETC.

Goal: Like the two previous editions, Young Europe III has a strong focus on playwriting and the creation of new European repertoire for young people. The envisaged resulting artistic form is documentary based theatre.

Project outline: A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 project partners collaborate in couples to create 3 to 4 new texts and 6-8 performances by young theatre makers for youngsters in Europe. The productions are made for the theatre, a classroom or a site specific location. A Young Europe III Festival is hosted by one of the participating theatres, in which the performances are shown combined with a seminar.

 

Our Stage - download the call for participation

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Young Europe III - download the call for participation

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