Eleven Remarkable Participatory Productions to Discover in Dresden

Our Stage – 4th European Bürgerbühne Festival

18 25 May 2019

Eleven remarkable productions. Ten countries. And an exciting supporting programme: this is what awaits you at the Our Stage – 4th European Bürgerbühne Festival in Dresden (Germany).  The festival, organised in cooperation with the European Theatre Convention, will present the format of "Bürgerbühne" - literally translated as "citizen's scene", which is managed in the same way as an internal professional production, but involves non-professional actors.

The full programme is now available online and will present:

  • The Fan-Man or How to Dress an Elephant
    by Efthymiou / Greece
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  • Stadium
    by Mohamed El Khatib & Collectif Zirlib / France
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  • A Doll's House
    by Fix&Foxy / Denmark
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  • The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and His Narcissic Mother
    by 21Common / Scotland
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  • Every Body Electric
    by Doris Uhlich / Austria
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  • Addressless
    by Lifeboat Unit – STEREO AKT / Hungary
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  • Pending Vote
    by Roger Bernat/FFF / Spain
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  • Hillbrowfication
    by Constanza Macras/DorkyPark / South Africa
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  • Long Live Regina!
    by Self-Theatre / Hungary
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  • Invited
    by Seppe Baeyens/Ultima Bez / Belgium
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  • Der Hamiltoncomplex
    by Lies Pauwels/Schauspiel Bochum / Germany
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The festival will also offer a supporting programme where European artists, theatre directors and academics from a wide range of disciplines will explore artistic, social and political issues relating to participatory theatre in panel discussions, lectures, workshops and discussions.

And, last but not least, the festival ends with the ETC's International Theatre Conference from 23 to 26 May, attended by representatives of our member theatres and artists from all over Europe.

Photo: Hillbrowfication © John Hogg

Our Stage

Our Stage introduces the idea of Bürgerbühne (literally “citizens’ stage”) – which is run the same way as a professional in-house production company but involves nonprofessional actors – as a new form of creative community outreach via artistic collaboration and as a new artistic business model.

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