The project is addressed to theatre operators, i.e. actors, directors, performers, artists, court curators, cultural organizers, students and all persons wishing to deepen their knowledge and experience in the field of theatre work in prison, as well as in adapting theatre techniques in different social environments.
The program has been being developed since the beginning of 2020. It is divided into practical intense working modules inside the prison and outside, in the theatre. The general objective of the project is to strengthen and improve through learning and through the exchange of knowledge the capacities of all those cultural operators who perform and realize theatre activities in prison. The workshop for theatre operators consist of two different steps: a first part of training with directors and a second part of work in prison with actors-inmates.
I. Workshop sessions:
The selected group of participants took part in practical sessions with members of the Jubilo Foundation and inmates, with a view to deepening their knowledge and experience in the application of theatre techniques in the social environment.
Technical elements of the workshops:
- group dynamics / teamwork
- physical and spatial awareness
- partnership practice
During the extended practical sessions, the participants had the opportunity to join the theoretical part/discussion panel conducted in cooperation with Polish and international researchers and practitioners working in the field of prison theatre.
II. Artistic residencies
The participants selected during the training process will take part in the international exchange in the three partner countries. The program will conclude with four presentations of performances, during which the participants will have the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences gained during the workshop sessions. Involvement in the program, transport and accommodation of the participants of the artistic residencies is free of charge thanks to the financial support from the EACEA.
Website of the project: https://www.freewayproject.eu
Financed by Creative Europe and the Municipality of Wrocław.