Preparation of the theatrical performance

Development of a common scenario

The aim of the activity is the development of a common scenario based on the creation myths of the mythological tradition of the participating countries. This scenario will be the basis for the organization of the theatrical performances in all the participating countries. The scenario will not just present the different myths but it will highlight the common elements in the myths of the different countries and the connections between the different myths. The mythological figure of Europa is going to be used in order to facilitate the transfer between the different contexts and will be the main narrator of the story.

Dramatisation of the scenario

In the framework of this activity, the mise en scene of the scenario developed is going to be realised. While the scenario is going to be common, the mise en scene is going to be developed individually by the theatre director of each participating organisation. This will lead to the creation of 6 different performances on the basis of a common scenario.

This solution has been preferred in the framework of the project for the following reasons:

a) It facilitates the sustainability of the project results. The theatre directors in each participating country will be more willing to repeat several times (beyond the end of the project) a performance that they have directed themselves.

b) It prevents conflicts that frequently arise from different visions of the same scenario when multiple theatre directors are involved.

c) It allows the creative exchange of views and artistic visions between the participating organisatios who will be able to draw inspiration from each other. This multiplicity of artistic visions for the same topic will also be part of the e-learning course and supports the EU motto of “United in Diversity”.

Rehearsals and preparation of the theatre performances

A group of 4-5 artists is going to be selected in each country through a special audition who is going to be responsible for the organization of the performances.