about the workshops...

Villes en scène/Cities on stage, a project supported by the Culture programme of the European Union, invite five groups of young actors to take part in varied creation laboratories. For one month, they will work with a foreign director in his or her city. These workshops constitute an alternative line of creation to the Villes en scène/Cities on stage project. Each theatre invites a group of young actors from one of the associated countries to work with a director for one month – Nathalie Garraud at the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe/Paris, Armel Roussel at the Théâtre National/Bruxelles, Melanie Mederlind at the Folkteatern/ Göteborg, Vlad Massaci at the Teatrul National Radu Stanca/Sibiu, Davide Iodice at the Teatro Stabile di Napoli – and connects citizens to the young artists in their discovery of the city, its inhabitants, its cultures. The writing-, research- and staging work will consequently organize itself around the idea of taking a fresh look at the host city. At the outcome of this month of hard work, the artists suggest a scenic formalization of their research. This formalization is also presented in the theatre of the actors’ country of origin, thus confronting the artistic result with another audience. Ten witnesses become the spokespeople of the work that has been completed during the workshop. They realize a log book representing their observations and reflections, and offer a new view on the artistic creation process.  Just like the other sections of the Villes en scène/Cities on stage project, the workshops promote the sharing and the pooling of European experiences.