The Prospero project

The ten partners involved in the multi-annual cultural cooperation project “Prospero” – the Théâtre de Liège (Liège – Belgium), the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris – France), the Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (Modena – Italy), the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Berlin – Germany), le Göteborgs Stadsteater (Gothenburg – Sweden), the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (Croatia), the São Luiz Teatro Municipal (Lisbon – Portugal), the Teatros del Canal (Madrid – Spain), the Teatr Powszechny (Warsaw – Poland) and the channel ARTE (Strasbourg – France)  – want to make an artistic and cultural gesture, and to promote an ambitious theatrical project which is also a political gesture, thus participating in the construction of an artistic and cultural Europe.

In a context where we see that the way in which Europe is being built is struggling to convince its citizens, the ten partners intend to show that art and culture represent a driving force capable of stimulating creativity, exchange and cohesion. Within this vital intercultural dialogue, they chose the artistic form that both brings them together and differentiates them: theatre.

The Prospero project is a challenge to the artists, professionals and spectators on the very question of European identity: a certain culture of openness.