Open calls for Plays
within the international project
Walls_Separate Worlds......(read more)
with the support of the “Culture Programme 2007-2013”
of the European Union.
is an international project promoted by Eufonia-Astràgali Teatro
(Italy-Lecce), with the support of the European Union “Culture Programme 2007-2013”. The project is in partnerships with: University of Salento-Department of History, Society and Human Studies, Babelmed, Italy Centre of International Theatre Institute, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Italy), Theatro Tsi Zakynthos (Greece), Cyprus Centre of ITI (Cyprus), Performance Research Association (Turkey), Un Vrai Beau Gars and the International Theatre Institute Directorate General (UNESCO_France).
The core of the project is related to the crucial question of the wall, as a symbolic and concrete presence in our societies. Walls appear as paradigms of separate worlds in situations of conflict and of lack of recognition of cultural plurality. The activities of the project, that will be developed in Italy, Greece, France, Germany, Cyprus and Turkey, aim to comprehend the processes of integration and inclusion in situations of conflict and post-conflict, following a pattern of “memory crossing”.
Within the activities of Walls_Separate Worlds, planned for 2013-2014, Astràgali Teatro, Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute and the ITI Directorate General in Paris are inviting playwrights to submit original and un-produced plays, of a maximum duration of 10-12 minutes, about the topic proposed by the project.
The artistic activities of the project Walls_Separate Worlds have a social value and aim to develop and enhance practices of mutual knowledge among people and artists living under conflict conditions, in order to elaborate the conflict (visible and invisible) through the art and the practices related to theatre.
The selected plays will be staged in a reading during the International Theatre Residency, that will take place in Nicosia (Cyprus), in June 2014, within the project Walls_Separate Worlds. The artistic residency is the last residency of the whole project and includes a set of activities. A prominent one will be the stage reading of the selected plays that will be realised in a venue in the Buffer Zone in Nicosia.
The selected plays will be read in Greek (translated from Turkish and Cypriot-Turkish) and in Turkish (translated from Greek and Cypriot-Greek) by Cypriot, Greek and Turkish actors/actresses involved in the WALLS project.
The plays should be based on the topic of the Walls. Walls, symbolic and concrete, established in the name of a logic of separation and misunderstanding. The plays can address one or more of the following issues:
- Walls in situations of conflict and post-conflict in which people find themselves dealing with deprivation, not only of places, but also of memories.
- The ambivalent relationships between enemy and friend, enemy being the person behind the (your) wall.
- Walls can be crossable.
- In particular, the present Call, concerns the experiences linked to the history of the area involved.
Who may submit:
Playwrights living in or born in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
- Playwrights may only submit ONE play (10-12 minutes).
- Plays must be new and should not have been produced.
- Plays must be submitted as a PDF (unchangeable).
- Plays should be written in Greek or Turkish (Cypriot-Greek and Cypriot-Turkish are also included) with complete translation in English.
Submission must include:
- Playwright contact info and CV (on a separate sheet).
- Full copy of script.
- A disclaimer in which the author grants the permission for the use of the text for the activities of the Walls project free of charge.
-There is no submission fee.
- Plays submitted without all required supporting materials will be rejected.
How to submit:
Writers can mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by e-mail, to the Attention of
Ms. Roberta Quarta (Project Coordinator).
Please save your documents in the following way: AUTHORSLASTNAME_PLAY, AUTHORSLASTNAME_BIO, AUTHORSLASTNAME_DISCLAIMER.
The works will be selected by an International Committee whose members are experts of theatre appointed by Astràgali Teatro, Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute, ITI Directorate General-Paris.
31 January 2014
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.