A THEATER THAT’S ALWAYS CONNECTED
Because we believe that we’ll never make it very far if we’re alone, São Luiz Theater is part of many national and international networks of creation, promotion and performances and artists’ touring, as well as of formation and sharing of experiences and good practices.
Together we can always do better.
PROSPERO – Extended Theatre is a challenge presented to artists, theater professionals and audiences regarding the topic of European identity: a certain type of culture of openness.
This network gathers 10 partners – nine theaters and a mediator, from nine European Union countries. The project was built surrounding a new dynamic of collaborations, synergies and relations between the partners, their teams, the audience and the artists, to redesign the production and the performance distribution.
This network’s three main objectives: to imagine a different set of principles and developments regarding the creation of theater within a more inclusive and diverse Europe, more connected to the contemporary themes in society; to broaden the dissemination of theater works, both in theaters and in the digital space, in order to reach new audiences; and to rethink the audience’s theater path, from discovery to presentation.
In this context of crisis which keeps challenging Europe to convince its citizens, s partners of PROSPERO we intend to demonstrate that art and culture are powerful forces, capable of stimulating creativity, interchange and cohesion. We all believe that theater, in particular, remains as an essencial forum for dialogue, with the capacity to create gathering between people and stimulate our critical sense. Through our work, we desire to participate in the European artistic and cultural development.
Thanks to the support from Creative Europe. as partners of PROSPERO, strengthened by its visibility in Europe and open to different continents, we’ve been managing to develop our research over topics such as theater, media and creation, focusing on its evolution and modernization.
Partners: Théâtre de Liège (main partner, Belgium), supported by Wallonia-Brussels International; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena, Itália); São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisbon, Portugal); Göteborgs Stadsteater (Gothenburg, Sweden); Hrvatsko narodno kazalište u Zagrebu (Zagreb, Croatia); Teatros del Canal (Madrid, Spain); Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin, Germany); Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw, Poland); Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris, France); ARTE
PROSPERO – Extended Theatre, supported by the program Creative Europe of the European Commission (2014-2020), is the continuation of the European Theatre Network, project supported by the European Union between 2008 and 2012. PROSPERO ccontinued its work and helped supporting production of Thomas Ostermeier, Teatro Praga, Katie Mitchell, Bobo Jelčić, Angelica Liddell, Milo Rau, Christine Letailleur, Anne-Cécile Vandalem, among others.
Inclusive Theater(s) is a project of large scale cooperation, involving several countries throughout the period of 30 months, between 2019 and 2023, which as the main purpose of developing new audiences through inclusive actions for people with special needs, during the presentation of performative arts in Europe. It involves cultural agents, audio-descriptors, audio-description services; sign language interpreters and similar services; deaf people and people who are both blind or with reduced vision capacity. It also intends to involve communities, decision makers, communication channels and the public in general.
In November 2020 the Italian partners of Inclusive Theater(s), ATER Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, organized the webinar Let’s Raise The Curtain on Inclusion – Making live events accessible to the visually impaired audience, around audio-description. In April 2021 it was the turn for the Greek partners of THEAMA – Theatre for the disabled to streamline the webinar Let’s Raise The Curtain on Inclusion – Making live events accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences, with the particular thought about deaf spectators.
In July, Lisbon hosts this project’s partners, in the gathering organized by the São Luiz Theater with the theme Accessibility Themes and Policies. Making Theater more inclusive, a reflection over issues of accessibility and inclusion.
Partners: ATER Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, Italy; EGEAC/São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Portugal; Plavo Pozoriste – Pozorisna Laboratorija, Serbia; Theatro Atomon Me Anapiria, Greece; University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom; Producciones Audiosigno, S.R.L., Spain
AMARELO is a network born out of the interest of eight national structures. Its mission is promoting the creation and circulation of artistic projects for children and youth, valuing the partnership work both in the national and international levels, as well as the debate and reflection over the mediation and artistic practices, in the context of an action plan that goes between 2019 and 2021.
Partners: Centro de Arte de Ovar, Ovar; Comédias do Minho, Paredes de Coura; Dançando com a Diferença, Funchal; São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisboa; Teatro Municipal de Bragança, Bragança; Teatro Municipal do Porto, Porto; Teatro Viriato, Viseu; Walk&Talk, Ponta Delgada.
Created in 2009 in the scope of QREN 2007-2013, it has the intention of promoting the network of both the cultural programming and artistic production. Currently composed by 11 national cultural equipments, it seeks to support and dinamize the development of performative arts in Portugal, organizing show tours and supporting the production of new creations through co-financing, co-productions and residencies. The strategy of Rede 5 Sentidos – based on the exchange of work knowledge, processes and experiences – aims to strengthen the accomplishment of partners, dinamize the artistic creation and broaden audiences.
Associates: Teatro Viriato (Viseu), Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães), Centro de Arte de Ovar (Ovar), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (Coimbra), São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisboa), Teatro Micaelense (Ponta Delgada), Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Teatro Nacional São João (Porto), Teatro Virgínia (Torres Novas) and Teatro Municipal do Porto Rivoli. Campo Alegre (Porto).