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Jeune Theatre Europeen Jeunes Publics (2021)

THE BACCHAE, Elli Papkonstantinou / ODC Ensemble, Rome October 2023. Photo credit: Pierre Gondard.
THE BACCHAE, Elli Papkonstantinou / ODC Ensemble, Rome October 2023. Photo credit: Pierre Gondard.
Project Type
Theatre, Young People, Multilingualism
Title
Jeune Theatre Europeen Jeunes Publics (2021)
Release Date
2022
Irish Partner
University of Galway; Galway Theatre Festival (associated partner)
Co-Partners
  • Lead Partner: Espace Des Arts (France)
  • Scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône (Coordinator - France)
  • Pedio Texnis (Greece)
  • Art Veda (Tunisia)
  • Young National Theater (France)
  • Staastheater Mainz (Germany)
  • ArtFraction (Serbia)
Funding Strand
Cooperation Projects - Smaller Scale
Year Funded
2021
Funding Amount
€200000

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The JTEJP (Jeune Theatre Europeen Jeunes Publics / Young European Theatre for Young Audiences Project ) project is a pilot experience of designing, creating and performing prototypes of multilingual shows for young and family audiences.

Jeune Theatre Europeen Jeunes Publics includes emerging theatre artists supported by trainers, senior experts, producers and programmers who also represent a variety of linguistic contexts.

JTEJP involves up to 15 European and non-European languages, dialects, and regional tongues. The needs which this project will address include the lack of professional prestige and transnational mobility for Youth Theatre as well as the lack of diversity on stage and in audiences. It aims to increase the visibility and space for innovative stories and formats by emerging artists using transnational cooperation and mobility at a European level.

Results will include a charter to support the creation of a European co-production network for multilingual shows for young and general audiences. It will make co-productions and enable touring of multilingual shows for Young Audiences in Europe and beyond by transnational teams of emerging artists.

‘As part of the Young European Theatre for Young Audience project dedicated to multilingual creation, the Espace des Arts Scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône, France on 12-13 October 2023 and the 6 associated European partners, brought together a group of 21 artists that includes playwrights, directors, and actors. Between January and October 2023, this European troupe was hosted in each participating country for short residencies. Five of the projects were presented at Young European Theatre Focus in the Espace des Arts from 12 -13, October 2023. The Young European Theatre Focus also welcomed Greek director Elli Papakonstantinou with The Bacchae, a grand theatrical, musical, choreographic, queer, and pop spectacle based on Euripides.’ JTEJP
JTEJP website

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  • Jeune Theatre Europeen Jeunes Publics
  • University of Galway first opened its doors in 1845 and has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching. In 2022, the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) was renamed as University of Galway.
  • Galway Theatre Festival was established in 2008, to platform Galway and West of Ireland based independent and emerging artists. GTF takes place in May each year, showcasing the energy and imagination of artists from Galway and West of Ireland, and playing host to exciting young theatre companies and artists from throughout the country.

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