To all ETC Members: You are invited to our next ETC International Theatre Conference and General Assembly, taking place in Dresden from 23 to 26 May 2019. We are glad to announce that registrations are now open! Discover the conference programme and register before 01 April 2019.
About the Conference
The practice and idea of turning citizens, users and audiences into active participants is on the rise in many fields of society. In the arts, social, dialogical, collaborative projects as well as new participatory repertoires are evolving. And many theatres feel the urge to link art to new and more democratic forms of communication and community involvement.
Our Stage introduces the idea of citizen theatre run as a professional inhouse production company and new form for creative community outreach via artistic collaboration to the wider sector. How can theatre become a mirror of a city's sociology? How can theatre be perceived as a real public space and how can we best put that into practice? Is it possible to create global-local co-productions in citizen theatre? The conference programme focuses on these questions by sharing best practices and discussing different European formats of participatory theatre with artists and theatre directors.
Keynote speeches by international experts, interactive formats such as panel discussions and tables talks as well as a space for networking with peers and colleagues from all over Europe characterise the programme of the next ETC International Theatre Conference and the Our Stage – 4th Bürgerbühnenfestival at Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Germany.