POP DRAMA: Circulating of European Playwriting through people's choice

University of Wolverhampton

Cooperation Projects

England

2015

Total project grant (euros)

€199,680

Percentage of budget funded

60%

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 32/2014

Project date

1 Dec 2015 - 30 Apr 2017

Number of partners in project

4

Lead organisation

Centro Diego Fabbri, Italy

Partners

Universitatea de arte din Targu-Mures, Romania;

CajaGRANADA Fundación, Spain;

University of Wolverhampton, UK

The project aims at supporting the circulation of European dramaturgy by selecting 4 playwriting that will be toured as staged readings in 4 countries and 8 playwriting that will be circulated in English.

Calls for playwriting at national level will select the drama to be translated in other partners’ languages and then circulated among European theatres. In order to guarantee a good quality level of the selected playwrights, a panel of experts will be committed for each country. The involvement of university students as new audience for EU dramaturgy will be reached by implementing a structured audience development strategy. They will be involved in order to take part to the panel of judges (people’s choice jury) that will vote the playwriting to be awarded, thus directly experiencing dramaturgy on the “stage”. This will stimulate their involvement contributing thereby to develop a young, critical and engaged audience. Being the project partners universities or bodies linked to university, the target of students will be easily reached through a specific communication campaign, as well as with specific events.

Thanks to the commitment of professional directors and actors in each country, the transnational staged readings of selected dramas will represent a quality performance able to captivate young audience. The most voted playwriting will be awarded with the publication in 4 languages. This will further enhance circulation of dramaturgy at EU level.

The project will thus give the opportunity to playwrights from different EU countries to see their works translated and presented by professional actors in front of an engaged EU-wide audience and to gather the opportunity to be included in the official programmes of theatres. The general public will be involved as well in order to widen the impact of the project activities and to enhance the transnational circulation of the playwriting through the promotion of videos and texts on social media and web channels.

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