Founding of the Prospero group
From 2008 to 2012, six theatres created a cooperation system with the support of the EU Culture Programme: the Prospero project. Since then, four of them have proposed three other partners to join them to found the Prospero association with the following members:
Théâtre National de Bretagne (Rennes, France) – coordinator
and six co-organizers:
Théâtre de Liège (Belgium)
Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena, Italy)
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin, Germany)
Göteborgs Stadsteatern (Sweden)
Croatian National Theatre / World Theatre Festival Zagreb (Croatia)
Athens & Epidaurus Festival (Greece).
They have decided to work on two main axes for three years (July 2014-July 2017) :
1) Developing European creation: they determine, support and accompany six large-scale creations. The first three are:
You are my Destiny (Lo stupro di Lucrezia) written and directed by Angélica Liddell (Spain),
The Forbidden Zone written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Katie Mitchell (Angleterre, Allemagne),
Tu regalo la mia morte, Veronika written by Federico Bellini, freely inspired by the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, directed by Antonio Latella (Italie).
These shows will be performed during European tours.
2) Training young actors
- The members of the Prospero group work with schools and training programs. Six classes discover another country, another theatrical culture, another teaching method through workshops (15 minutes or more).
• Every year, students from these schools go to Berlin to participate to F.I.N.D+ (Festival International New Drama), an event which is organized in the spring by the Schaubühne. It focuses on contemporary writing and invites about sixty young actors to discover shows, to meet artists and to participate to workshops.
“A new version of this project, called “Prospero, sharing our differences” is now under preparation and will be launched in summer 2018. For this new edition, the regular partners from Liège, Rennes, Modena, Berlin and Göteborg will associate with the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, the São Luis Teatro Municipal in Lisbon and the Toneelgroep Amsterdam.”