Wednesday 18 May

All times are listed as CET

19:00 - 21:10

Performance A Bouquet
In Czech language with English surtitles
Stage director: SKUTR (Martin Kukučka & Lukáš Trpišovský)
Text: Karel Jaromír Erben
The National Theatre (Historical Building)
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Thursday 19 May

16:00-17:00

Board Meeting

 

Motel One Meeting Room

 

17:30-18:00

Buddy Programme - Welcome for New Members
for new members and designated ‘Buddies’ only
What’s a 'Buddy'?

Theatre Café NONA - First Floor

 

18:00 - 19:30

Opening Reception

 

Conference attendees will gather on the second-floor foyer of The New Stage for a welcome drink and speeches from ETC and invited guests.

 

with:

 

- Jan Lacina, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and Vice-chairman of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

 

- Hana Třeštíková, Councilor for Culture at Prague City Hall (tbc)

 

- Daniela Špinar, Artistic Director of Narodní Dívadlo - National Theatre Prague

 

- Serge Rangoni, Artistic Director & General Manager, Théâtre de Liège/Belgium; President of the Board of Directors, European Theatre Convention

 

- Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

 

The New Stage - Foyer Second Floor

 

20:00-21:50

Performance: Lunch at Wittgenstein
In Czech language with English surtitles
Stage director: Daniela Špinar
Text: Thomas Bernhard

The Estates Theatre

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20:00-21:30

Performance: The Father Watches Over the Daughter
In Czech language with English surtitles
Stage director: Jan Frič
Text: Ondřej Novotný

The New Stage

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Friday 20 May

 10:15 - 11:00

In Focus: Ukraine 2022

 

An introduction to ETC’s well-established collaboration with artists in Ukraine, and how this has developed since Russia invaded the county. Features live discussions with artists who remain in Ukraine or have fled the country because of the war.

 

With:

 

- Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

 

 - Vladislav Troitsky, Director Dakh Theatre /Gogolfest/Ukraine

 

 - Andrii Palatnyi, Curator of Dakh Theatre / Gogolfest/Ukraine

 

 -Mariia Yakovenk, Alina Danylova,Viktoriia Fedoriv, Dakh Theatre / Gogolfest/Ukraine

 

- Andrii Bilous, Kyiv National Academic Molodyy Theatre

 

-Nataliia Syvanenko and Karla Mäder, Schauspielhaus Graz

 

-Iana Gudzenko, Bogdana Orleanova and Paulien Geerlings, De Toneelmakerij

 

-Kateryna Savtska and Stas Zhyrkov, Left Bank Theatre

 

-Birgit Lengers, Deutsches Theater

 

 The New Stage - on stage

 

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

 

The New Stage - Foyer Second Floor

 

11:00 - 12:45

Panel Discussion: Diver-cities & Diverse Theatre for Europe's Local Communities

 

The flagship event of the ETC conference brings together artists and cultural professionals from across the world for high-level discussions on the major conference theme: diversity and inclusion in theatre.

 

with:

 

Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO

 

Leyla Ercan, 360° Agent for Diversity at Staatstheater Hannover

 

Daniela Špinar, Artistic Director of Narodní Dívadlo - National Theatre Prague

 

Nina van Tongeren, Theatre maker & Researcher

 

Moderation: Evein Obulor, Coordinator of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism & Migration Hub Heidelberg

 

Detail

 

A deep dive into the topic of inclusion in theatre, asking not only who is on stage – and who makes our work – but what is driving the working culture in our organisations. How can we make every aspect of theatre a safe space for art and artists, developing strong policies to prevent the misuses of power that have become all too common in the performing arts? What does it mean to be diverse in every part of Europe, and can we agree on one common definition of the term? How do we remain embedded in our local communities – our cities – which are often more advanced and diverse than our own venues?

 

The New Stage - on stage

 

12:45-14:15

Networking Lunch and time to visit the 'Exhibition Space'

 

Conference attendees can visit a dedicated area to browse leaflets, publications and communication materials brought by attending theatres. There will also be an opportunity to visit a curated video exhibition, featuring video introductions to the theatres applying to join ETC, and artistic interventions from Ukraine.

 

Theatre Café NONA - First Floor & Foyer Second Floor

 

14:15 - 14:45

Speed Meetings

 

5-minute, quick-fire meetings between conference participants that involves a bit of moving chairs. Organised by the ETC team.

 

The New Stage - Ground Floor

 

14:45 - 15:45

TRANSFORMATIONS: Membership Meeting & ETC Roadshow

 

An in-depth look at the next six months of activity at ETC, with a focus on key events and travel opportunities. Includes a presentation about the upcoming ETC Roadshow to the CINARS Biennial, the performing arts fair in Montreal, Canada (November 2022); an introduction to the ETC Study on Digital Theatre; and updates on sustainability progress and ongoing evaluation of the network.

 

With:

 

Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

 

- Christy Romer, ETC Communication Manager

 

-Gilles Doré, Executive Director of CINARS

 

-Misa Rygrova, Environmental Activities Coordinator, National Theatre Prague (Czech Republic) /Representative of  ETC Green Theatre Committee

 

- Matina Magkou, Cultural Manager and Researcher

 

-Paulien Geerlings, ETC Vice-President, Head Dramaturge at De Toneelmakerij / Representative of ETC Young Europe Programme

 

- Michael Eickhoff, Dramaturgy and International Networking, Akademie für Theater und Digitalität / Representative of ETC Digital Study

 

The New Stage - on stage

 

15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break
The New Stage - Foyer Second Floor

 

16:00 - 17:00

ETC General Assembly

 

The bi-annual General Assembly makes decisions for the ETC network. Will include the results of votes on new members. Also accessible via Zoom.

 

with:

 

- Serge Rangoni, Artistic Director & General Manager, Théâtre de Liège/Belgium; President of the Board of Directors, European Theatre Convention

 

- Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

 

- Hélène Gauthier, ETC Project & Network Manager

 

The New Stage (on stage)

 

19:00 - 20:55

Performance: Vassa Zheleznovova
In Czech language with English surtitles
Stage director: Jan Frič
Text: Maxim Gorky
The Estates Theatre

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21:00

Joint dinner
Art Restaurant Manes

Saturday 21 May

10:00 - 10:45

Project Pitching & Calls for Collaboration

 

ETC Members present concrete project ideas or put a call out for collaboration with other ETC Members. Please confirm your interest for this session by Tuesday 10 May and we will send you detailed information on how to prepare.

 

The New Stage - Foyer Second Floor

 

10:45 - 12:30

Talent Market

 

Meet ETC's network of Women Directors, the 2022 Scholars of ETC's Artist Residency Programme and the Winner of the Fast Forward Festival 2021.

 

with:

- Claudia Benkő, Magrit Coulon, Emma Rogerson Loreta Vaskova, Ivan Orlenko, Scholars at ETC´s Artists in Residency Programme

        

- Jaz Woodcock-Stewart, Lee-N Abela, Ana Konstantinovic, Anne Mulleners, Iana Gudzenko, Bogdana Orleanova, Nataliia Syvanenko, Women Director Networking Meeting

 

The New Stage - Ground Floor

 

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

 

Theatre Café NONA - First Floor

 

14:00 - 15:30

Participatory Readings and Q&A with the authors

 

Discover the ETC Drama Committee's "European Selection" 2022. These are plays that have been selected for translation into English for the first time to share with a European audience.

 

The session will invite attendees to break into groups and read excerpts from the selected plays. Moderated by ETC Drama Committee

 

- Alaska, by Greek stage director and author Evangelos Kosmidis, is a play and work in progress performance created as part of DAKH Theatre/Gogolfest’s Marathon of International Residencies in Mariupol (Ukraine) in 2021. The play includes real thoughts and comments from the children and teenagers who faced the war, as Mariupol has been near the front line since 2014.

 

- Everything OK, in which Slovenian playwright Simona Hamer, explores the topics of (un)employment, (im)migration, discrimination and racism, patriarchy, mental health, ageism, and loneliness through three intertwined storylines.

 

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The New Stage - Foyer second floor and café first floor

 

15:30 - 16:45

Coffee & Open Networking

 

Attendees can use the conference app, Swapcard, to arrange time for networking with others. Also an opportunity to visit the video exhibition space.

 

Theatre Café NONA - First Floor

 

15:45 - 16:45

CINARS Meeting

 

For all representatives of ETC theatres interested by the development of artistic partnerships with Canadian theatres and by the Roadshow delegation travel to CINARS in November 2022
with:

 

- Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

 

- Gilles Doré, Executive Director of CINARS
The New Stage - Foyer Second Floor

 

16:45 - 17:00

Closing words

 

with:

 

- Serge Rangoni, Artistic Director & General Manager, Théâtre de Liège/Belgium; President of the Board of Directors, European Theatre Convention

 

- Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director

The New Stage - on stage

 

20:00-21:30

Performance: The Father Watches Over the Daughter
In Czech language with English surtitles
Stage director: Jan Frič
Text: Ondřej Novotný
The New Stage
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22:00 

Get together at Theatre Bar

Theatre Café NONA - First Floor

Sunday 22 May

11:30-13:00

The NT Historical building and its sustainability features

Guided tour of the theatre historical building, with dual perspective on the historical and architectural value and the sustainable renovations undertaken in the past few years, with Michaela Rýgrová, Ecological Advisor and Jan Míka, Deputy Director of Engineering-Operation Section for THS
Followed by coffee at Café NONA (Theatre Café in New Stage building)

Historical building
Meeting point: Box office of the New stage
End of the tour at Theatre Café NONA - First Floor

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