European Projects

Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe: Beyond Borders? is a cooperative project, which aim is to sustain and promote contemporary dramaturgy in Europe, helping to consolidate and empower the activities and strategies of artists working in this field. Fabulamundi will work from 2017 to 2020 in 10 European countries, with 15 partners, including theatres, festivals and cultural organisations in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Austria, Belgium, Poland, England and the Czech Republic, and with another 8 countries collaborating with the project. The project, on a small scale, was financed twice by the European Commission, in 2013 and 2015, and, now, will continue its journey through Europe thanks to the funds of Creative Europe 2014-2020. This year, thanks to the collaboration with the partners of Fabulamundi, Short Theatre 2018 hosts Romanian authors Bogdan Georgescu and Mihaela Michailov, who will attempt to talk about the Romanian community in Rome through the process of creative writing, and Elise Wilk, whose text Paper planes will be presented within sound installation by VicoQuartoMazzini.

SOURCE is a project of cooperation that involves the Théâtre National of Brussels (leading the project), the Festival of Avignon, Trafo of Budapest and Short Theatre. Starting with the tradition of the Sujet à vif – the historic section of the Festival d’Avignon in which the festival invites artists from different places to experiment creating together – SOURCE renews this with a meeting of artistic languages, sharing the challenge with various European entities. The artists are invited to participate using a short format of thirty minutes, opening up a space of possibility, of risk, where different artistic practices can dialogue. As part of SOURCE, Short Theatre produced PHANTASMAGORICA by MP5 and Teho Teardo and co-produced (Untitled) Humpty Dumpty by Cristina Kristal Rizzo and Sir Alice, along with the Festival d’Avignon and Caab008. This year, Short Theatre welcomes the performance 2 by Claudio Stellato. The project was financed by the European Commission for the Biennium 2016 – 2018, thanks to the funds from Creative Europe 2014 – 2020.

SHIFT KEY: SHIFT KEY Since 2010, a group of European international festivals dedicated to the performing arts decided to build a network with the objective of sustaining the mobility of emerging artists. International Theater Festival MESS (Sarajevo), Short Theatre (Roma), ACT Festival (Bilbao), BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham) and ITS Festival (Amsterdam) have, over the last seven years, contributed to the mobility and support of emerging companies. SHIFT KEY is their new project for the next two years, aimed at reinvigorating and reinforcing the partnership between festivals, not only to facilitate the mobility of artists but to offer solid support for their careers. The selected artists are: Sleepwalk Collective (UK); Sra. Polaroiska (Spain); Alma Söderberg (Sweden); Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (UK ); Teatro Sotterraneo (Italy); Oliver Zahn (Germany); David Espinosa (Spain); The Moving Island (Bosnia Herzegovina); 1er Stratageme (France ); Radouan Mriziga (Belgium);Mokhallad Rasem (Belgium); Strasse (Italy)

MORE THAN THIS is a European cooperative project whose partners include L’Officina  – Festival Dansem and the Festival Parallèle – Productions Parallèle of Marseille, l’Universidad Carlos III de MadridMáterias Diversos of Lisbon, Kanuti Gildi SAAL of Tallin, Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival and Short Theatre, the scope of which is to share with a vast public the geographical complexity from which the partners come, giving form to a shared and vibrant space. MORE THAN THIS redefines the notion of “moving” as a change in our way of perceiving identity and customs, rethinking methods of hospitality, questioning our capacity to welcome others and moving towards them. MORE THAN THIS rewrites geography and the methods of the systems of the theatre arts. New ways of producing, planning, sharing and receiving.