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Theatre Café Europe

24 Sept – 26 Oct 2007
In association with
MUZ Theater, Amsterdam
Le Grand Bleu, Lille
VAT Teater, Tallinn

Boundless Theatre and its European partners transformed 4 venues across Europe into unique, intimate, candle-lit performance spaces to present 20 of the best new plays for young people from Europe.

An International Symposium of theatre professionals, gave writers, directors and performers from across Europe the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from other countries’ approaches to theatre for young audiences. In addition a Youth Encounter took place during the Theatre Café London event at Unicorn Theatre with youth groups from all four participating countries. The UK was represented by the National Theatre Young Company directed by Anthony Banks.

With the support of the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union, Arts Council England- London, Goethe-Institut London, the Flemish Literature Fund, the Romanian Cultural Institute, The Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Sweden, London.

An ASSITEJ International project in association with the Unicorn Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, and Writernet.

A total of 20 plays were performed across the four events:

‘Helver’s Night’ (Noc Helvera) by Ingmar Villqvist, Poland / ‘Colörs’ by Peca Stefan, Romania / ‘Blowing’ by Jeroen van den Berg, Holland / ‘A Bloody’ Lovestory (Liefke – A Bloody Lovestory) by Theo Fransz, Holland / ‘The Ring’ (Rijngould) by Theo Fransz, Holland / ‘Invasion!’ by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Sweden / ‘Do you like Porn?’ by Klas Abrahamsson, Sweden / ‘Bats’ (Morcegos) by Jaime Rocha, Portugal / ‘This Child’ (Cet Enfant) by Joel Pommerat, France / ‘L’Adoptee’ by Joel Jouanneau, France / ‘Respect’ (Ehrensache) by Lutz Hübner, Germany / ‘Creeps’ by Lutz Hübner, Germany / ‘Heart of a Boxer’ (Herz eines Boxers) by Lutz Hübner, Germany / ‘In Memoriam’ by Hanneke Paauwe, Belgium / ‘So young, so blonde, so totally confused’ (Zoo moi, zoo blond en zoo behaard) by Gerda Dendooven, Belgium / ‘The Real Elvis’ (Elvis oli kapi!) by Urmas Vadi, Estonia / ‘Hannah & Hanna’ by John Retallack, UK / ‘Sweetpeter’ by John Retallack, UK / ‘Kamikaze Pictures’ by Jan Liedtke, Germany / ‘Nuremberg’ (Norymberga) by Wojciech Tomczyk, Poland

This is a past event

Venues

Tallinn, VAT Teater
24–25 Sept

Amsterdam, Theaterinstitut
26–28 Sept

London, Unicorn Theatre
9–21 Oct

Lille, Planetado
19–26 Oct