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.
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.
The vocation of the Prospero platform is to host and make accessible, for free (during the period of EU funding, until end of 2024) and in the whole European Union, theatre-related content such as: recordings of plays, interviews of artists, and short documentaries on the theatres’ and plays’ backstage.
The Prospero platform will allow the partner theatres to highlight the artists and productions they produce and support through high quality digital content, as well as to increase their own visibility on the European scene. This platform is also an opportunity for them to develop their digital presence and to contribute to the appropriation of this medium – rich in potential – by the
For the general audience, the professionals of the sector, and other interested actors from the educational and associative spheres, the Prospero platform will be a place to find high quality recordings of plays, and related contents, coming from all over Europe. Theatre has no frontiers, and this platform will be a further example of this.