Prospero – Extended Theatre

PROSPERO – Extended Theatre gathers 10 partners – 9 theatres and one medium (ARTE), from 9 countries of the Union. The project was built around a new dynamic of collaborations, synergies and relationships between the partners, their respective teams, the artists and the audiences around the redesign of the production and distribution of the shows.

The project has three main goals:

  • To imagine other principles, other developments for a more inclusive, more diversified European theatre creation, more connected to current societal issues;
  • Broaden the dissemination of theatrical works, in theatres and on the digital space, to reach new audiences;
  • Rethink the theatrical journey of audiences, from the initial discovery to the aftermath of the performance.

In this context of repeated crises, which confronts Europe with the need to convince its citizens, the partners intend to show that art and culture are a powerful force capable of stimulating creativity, exchange and cohesion. They believe that theatre, in particular, remains an essential place for dialogue, capable of creating real, direct, human encounters and of increasing our critical sense. Through their work, they wish to participate in the artistic and cultural development of Europe.

Thanks to the support of the Creative Europe programme, the partners, strengthened by their visibility at the European level and their openness to other continents, are able to pursue their research on the issues of theatre, media and creation, more particularly their evolution and modernization.

The partners:

PROSPERO – Extended Theatre gathers 10 partners – 9 theatres and one medium (ARTE), from 9 countries of the Union.

Théâtre de Liège (project leader – Belgium)
Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena – Italia)
São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisboa – Portugal)
Göteborgs Stadsteater (Göteborg – Sverige)
Hrvatsko narodno kazalište u Zagrebu (Zagreb – Hrvatska)
Teatros del Canal (Comunidad de Madrid – España)
Schaubühne Berlin (Deutschland)
Teatr Powszechny (Warszawa – Polska)
Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris – France)

“PROSPERO – Extended Theatre” is a challenge to artists, professionals and spectators, another way of addressing the very question of possible European identity: a certain culture of openness.

Co-productions supported by Prospero (season 2021/2022):

  • Fraternité, Conte fantastique – by Caroline Guiela Nguyen
  • The Silence – adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s movie by the Irish company Dead Centre (premiere in Gothenburg on 5 November 2021)
  • Imagine 2 – by Krystian Lupa (premiere on 26 February 2022 in  Warsaw)
  • The woman who stood – by Bobo Jelčić (premiere on 14 June 2022 in Zagreb)

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