APPEAL AND INVITATION TO
YOUNG DIRECTORS, DRAMATURGS AND DIRECTION/DRAMATURGY STUDENTS,
to apply for
WITH TOP DIRECTORS
Within the framework of the Experimental Theatre Academy - an international European project lead and coordinated by MiniTeater from Ljubljana, we invite young directors, dramaturges, and students of both direction and dramaturgy, to participate in international workshops with top directors in renowned theatres (Mini Teater from Slovenia, NUKU theatre from Estonia, The Children's Theatre from Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the City Puppet Theatre from Split and the New Theatre of Zagreb from Croatia, and the Maladype Theatre from Hungary)
The multiple award-winning, established, renowned and experienced directors Ivica Buljan (CR), Robert Waltl, Nejc Gazvoda and Jelena Sitar (SI), Pascal Rambert (FR), Taavi Tõnisson (ES), Zoltán Balázs (HU), Marek Bečka (CZ) and Ágnes Kuthy (HU) will transfer their knowledge to young participants who finished schools in Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Estonia, and who will thereby gain valuable theatre experience. The workshops will take place in Ljubljana, Budapest, Tallinn, Split, Ptuj and Banja Luka.
As explained by Robert Waltl, the director of Mini Teater, based on many years of experience with direction as well as leading and coordinating European projects,
»After graduating from university, young directors might have all the theoretical knowledge they need, but no practical experience. At the same time, the doors of European theatres remain shut for them. The only way to establish themselves is slowly and gradually, mostly through working in their home environment. This is why we will make it possible for the youth in the participating countries to have contact with the very best artists and thus learn the methodology, while gaining valuable international experience, skills and in-depth knowledge of the methods employed by renowned artists.«
»We will make it possible for the young artists, work intensively with top directors, costume and stage set designers, as well as the technical staff in institutions of high esteem. If finishing school is one phase, which has now been closed, it is our intention to provide the best actors, space and dramaturgical material for the next phase, during which the new graduates are given the opportunity to gain valuable information for their independent work.«
Waltl goes on to add: »Within the project, exchange of knowledge, methodologies and approaches is achieved not only among the individual countries, but first and foremost between the young and older artist from different places. /.../
We estimate to be able to enable at least 60 young artists to collaborate with artists from other countries, thereby simultaneously contributing to greater artist mobility within the countries of the EU, countries in the process of gaining membership and the artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina.«
THE OPEN INTERANTIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG DIRECTORS AND DRAMATURGS:
- WS with Ivica Buljan with the show Cloture de l'amour inPtuj (16. - 24. August 2013, Slovenia)
- WS with Zoltán Balázsin Macbeth at the Maladype Theater in Budapest (23. August - 8. September 2013 Hungary)
- WS with Marek Bečka with the show Brave Molly in the Mini teater (9. - 21. September 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Robert Waltl with The Jungle Book at The Children's Theatre in Banja Luka (30. September - 7. October 2013, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska - Bosnia and Herzegovina)
- WS with Nejc Gazvoda with the show Game in Mini teater (end of October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Ivica Buljan for Roberto Zucco in the Maladype Theatre (November 2013, Budapest, Hungary)
- WS with Pascal Rambert for Revenir in the Mini teater (January 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Ágnes Kuthy for the show How to catch a star in the Mini teater (March 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Taavi Tõnisson in the Estonian NUKU Theatre (March/April 2014, Tallinn, Estonia)
- WS with Robert Waltl for the show On Noah’s Ark at 8 PM in Mini teater (May 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Rodrigo Francisco for Book supports in Mini teater (August 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
- WS with Jelena Sitar for the puppet show, in the Split Puppet Theatre (September 2014, Split, Croatia).
We foresee one the participation of one young director per project from each of the participating countries – Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the case of multiple eligible applications, we will determine the more suitable candidate based on the application material. In the case that not enough applications are received, the same candidate may participate in several different projects.
In the application, the applicant may specify the project she or he would prefer to participate in. Should the circumstance not allow this, we will offer you the choice of other available projects.
Mini Teater hereby states it will provide travel cost, accommodation and food for all the young directors participating in the workshops, for the full duration of the project.
Please send your applications with a short CV and a motivation letter in the shortest time possible to:
With the subject: »Application for international workshops of the »Experimental Theatre Academy«
The project, activities and workshops are a part od the international european project Experimental Theatre Academy, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). This publication [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.
Mini teater is also the coordinator of the international european project Puppet Nomad Academy, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Culture (2007-2013). And a partner in the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme, Performing Arts in Residence, financially supported by the European Comission, programme Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013). This publication [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.
The programme and activity of Mini Teater is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana - MOL.