Free man walking – theatre as a tool for detainees’ integration is a European Project that Jubilo Foundation has been developing since late 2019 with three partner organizations: Teatro dei Venti (Italy), aufBruch (Germany) and UPSDA (Bulgaria). The four organizations share the problems and needs related to the art of practicing theatre in prison with prisoners and aim to improve the effectiveness, feasibility and sustainability of theatre work in prisons, as a means of social and personal rehabilitation for detainees.

The general objective of the project is to strengthen and improve the capacities of all those cultural operators who perform theatre activities in prison, and of all those social operators who organize and provide these activities. The strengthening of competences will in particular go through learning and the exchange of knowledge.The project involves some exchange and training activities, that directly involve four categories of different target group (theatre and social operators/directors, actors-inmates, workers in training, active public/citizenship) and implement the creation but also production and circulation of theatrical performances with a common theme.

The project aims to:
1. strengthening of theatre activities in prison;
2. training of artistic-social operators;
3. audience development;
4. creation and sharing of good practices at European level.

The project aims at the presentation of four performances (one for each partner) constructed and designed starting from the common theme that each artistic director will develop following his own sensitivity and the particularities related to his own work in prisons. Each partner will selects a group of participating inmates and four workshops will be organized for each partner, a total of sixteen workshops, aimed at preparing the final performance. The relationship between fathers and sons, the inheritance, the transmission of knowledge and emotions between generations will be the common theme from which a draft of script will be prepared. The relationship between fathers and children belongs to every culture and accompanies every human being for his entire life.


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Project partners: Teatro dei Venti, aufBruch, UPSDA.

Financed by Creative Europe and the Municipality of Wrocław.