Mysteries & Drolls
Festival of Fools
Total project grant (euros)
15 Nov 2017 - 14 Nov 2020
Number of partners in project
Comune Di Certaldo, Italy
Asociacion Cultural Maracaibo Teatro, Spain
Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne Pro-Scenium, Poland
Tempus Fugit Ev, Germany
Festival Of Fools, UK
The project will allow contemporary theatre, dance and music, to recover their own place in social life and give the spectator an active role.
The hub on which the M&D cooperation is developed, draws on the Spanish Misterios, Auto Sacramentales, German Fastnachtspiele, Mystery Plays, Commedia dell’Arte and finally to the Polish religious theatre.
Historical and artistic research, as well as EU coproduction projects training, are scheduled as part of the project activities. M&D will involve historians, companies and theatre centres in Spain, Poland and Germany. Creative staff of partner organisations will be invited to share, with other EU artists, their own cultural identities.
A M&D Festival will be hosted in Italy and Northern Ireland for 3 years, in the context of 2 of the most important EU Street Arts events: Mercantia in Certaldo and Festival of Fools in Belfast.
This project will go on to create a EU market for popular theatre, by organizing an itinerant EU Showcase (2019 in Certaldo, 2020 in Belfast) that can be a meeting point between artists and programmers. Such an ambitious activity plan will be made possible thanks to the great expertise and strong backgrounds of partners involved, key centres for the theatre sectors involved in the cooperation.