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Our Stage

 

ETC promotes a socially-engaged notion of theatre to break down barriers between theatres and audiences, through participatory theatre.

 

“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.

The Creative Europe co-funded project enables the participating ETC member theatres to explore the internationally recognized concept of a “Bürgerbühne”. “Our Stage” aims at fostering the democratisation of theatre by introducing innovative forms of production which actively engage professionals, audiences and communities in the creative process, leading to relevant, collaborative and artistically excellent performances. 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.

Our ETC Member Theatres are expected to explore this concept of ‘Bürgerbühne’, staging performances with their own audience ensemble as part of the programme. The aim of “Our Stage” is introduce innovative forms of production that actively engage professionals, audiences and communities in the creative process, leading to relevant, collaborative and artistically excellent performances.


 

Following a call in October 2017, 20 Member Theatres were invited to this project as project partners. The latest Call for Participation is available to members here.

 

 

Open Call

 

You have a participative theatre production or a performance involving non-professional actors? The European Festival of Bürgerbühne (Citizen’s Stage), organised by Staatsschauspiel Dresden (Germany) and ETC, is looking for applications for the May 2019 edition,

Download and read the full Open Call

 

Conditions of participation
The festival is open to all European theatre productions and performances produced in a professional context and characterised by the participation of non-professional actors.
  
Application deadline
10 November 2018
  
Contact
Miriam Tscholl, Artistic Director at Staatsschauspiel Dresden
buergerbuehne@staatsschauspiel-dresden.de
0049 351 49 13 635

 


Key Project Dates:

 

7-10 February 2018

Conception Workshop, Dresden

Season 2018-2019

Premieres

May-June 2019

"Our Stage Festival" - "4. Europäisches Bürgerbühnenfestival" in Dresden

Download the Open Call