Passage 23°E: Long Night of Eastern European Theatre

The opening event of the project PASSAGE 23°E took place on July 8th 2016 in Berlin's Art Quarter Bethanien. Through films and encounters it raised issues regarding the understanding of and knowledge about the theatre developments in Central, Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
July 8th, 2016
International Theatre Institute Germany, Berlin

First International Project Meeting

Joint discussion on forms of documenting and visualizing theatrical forms of expression in the countries of Central, Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe
July 7th - July 9th, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Second International Project Meeting

Exchange on research foci of the countries in Central, Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe within the field of theater studies
October 7th - October 9th, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Third International Project Meeting

Elaboration of a joint transnational project focussing on exchange, discussion and presentation of information regarding theatre and theatrical forms of expression with partners from various countries in Central, Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe
February 23rd - February 25th, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Open Continent - Closed Nations. Challenges and Perspectives for Theatre Festivals in Eastern Europe

When it comes to theatre, festivals can serve as a barometer for current developments in politics, culture and society. Festivals confront the audience with intense programmes, but are nevertheless subject to market principles.

What do those festivals for theatre and the performing arts have to say about the state of the European idea?

Especially in Eastern Europe, theatre Festivals contribute to vibrant theatre scenes, but what perspectives do Eastern European theatre festivals offer for the developments of theatre and its role in society?

February 24, 2017 at 8pm
International Theatre Institute Berlin

The PASSAGE 23°E Project

The project PASSAGE 23°E is a joint research project of institutions, universities, archives and artists focusing on theatre and forms of theatrical expression in the national and regional cultural areas of Central, Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe over the last 25 years. The project Passage 23°E's main target is the collective development and long-term implementation of a common information and documentation system with regards to a European culture in its historical, current and future dimensions. Within this project it is intended to enhance the intellectual, artistic, journalistic as well as general approach to knowledge and experience regarding theatre and theatricality of these regions. To visualize these knowledge structures and to give access to them is thus expressed as one of the most relevant outcomes of this project.