THEATRE CAFÉ 2014-15 - a pan-European movement of plays for young audiences

4 Participating countries:
Start: 01/11/2013
Project Reference: 536382-CU-1-2013-1-UK-CULTURE-VOL121

Summary

THEATRE CAFÉ 2014-15 is a pan-European movement addressing the problem that the best new plays for young audiences are often seen only in the country, and language, in which they were written. 4 European theatre companies will select 16 contemporary play texts and 4 full productions for young audiences, from a total of 15 countries, to translate and circulate around Europe. At events in 5 cities, the plays will be presented to young people and theatre professionals.

Play texts will be presented as staged readings in specially-designed ‘theatre cafés’, where audiences sit in café-style seating and actors ‘pop up’ around them - an informal and intimate way for young people to experience new plays. The concept has been evolved through 9 previous Theatre Cafés, including 2007‘s Theatre Café Europe, funded by the Culture 2000 Programme.

After the readings, post-show discussions will open up intercultural dialogue around subject matter, form and how plays cross borders. Industry Symposia will foster new professional relationships. And a European Writers Lab will commission new plays from 4 emerging European writers, assigning each a mentor from another country.

Ambassador schemes will directly involve local young people and the programme culminates in an International Youth Encounter, in which young people from 4 countries stage the plays developed through the European Writers Lab. Meanwhile, Theatre Café Digital, a new online resource, will host a library of plays in multiple languages and connect artists across Europe.

Timetable
February 2014: Theatre Café London
March 2014: Theatre Café Oslo
December 2014: Theatre Café Berlin
December 2014: Theatre Café Frankfurt
May 2015: Theatre Café Amsterdam
August 2015: International Youth Encounter, Berlin
Each event lasts between 2 and 7 days.

The long-term goal of THEATRE CAFÉ 2014-15 is a new movement around cross-cultural collaboration, creating and circulating the very best new theatre for young audiences.

Results

Results for this project are not available.

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Coordinator

Company of Angels

Cornwall Road, 126 SE1 8TQ
teresa@companyofangels.co.uk
00442079282811

Partners

De Toneelmakerij
Lauriergracht, 99C 1016 RJ
GRIPS Theater
Altonaer Strasse, 22 10557
Imploding Fictions
Trondheimsveien, 197A 0570
De Toneelmakerij
Lauriergracht, 99C 1016 RJ
GRIPS Theater
Altonaer Strasse, 22 10557
Imploding Fictions
Trondheimsveien, 197A 0570