Theatre Café 2014-15 went out with a bang at the Danish Embassy last Friday. And what an ending it was!
The problem of not being understood or not understanding is a more or less familiar situation for each of us. The feeling of isolation and loneliness are frequent companions.
Das Theatre Café kommt nach Berlin! Am 2. und 3. Dezember, im GRIPS Podewil.
Hvordan er det egentlig å være Musa og leve hele livet sitt i Tyskland som Libaneser, for plutselig å bli deportert fordi familien hans i virkeligheten er fra Tyrkia? Hvordan er det å være en 9 år gammel jente i Lisboa hvis far er arbeidsledig og ikke har råd til å betale regningene deres lenger?
What is it like to be Musa, living his whole life in Germany as a Libanese, suddenly facing deportation because his family is in fact Turkish? What is it like being a 9 year old girl in Lisbon whose father has no work and can’t afford to pay their bills anymore?
To make theatre for a young audience in Sweden doesn’t mean that you reach all classes of society anymore. This is an inequity which motivates me to continue my work.
Att göra teater för en ung publik i Sverige innebär inte längre att man når alla samhällsklasser. Detta är en orättvisa som får mig mer motiverad att forsätta mitt arbete.
Der foregår til stadighed og faktisk overalt i verden en uendelig diskussion om, hvorvidt teater for børn skal være pædagogisk eller ikke.
There is a constant discussion going on – in fact it is a never ending world wide discussion – whether theatre for young audiences should be pedagogical or not.
Theatre Café began life in 2004 with readings of 12 plays from across Europe at the Arcola Theatre, London. In the ensuing 10 years, Theatre Café has become an influential movement for the translation and distribution of new plays for and about young people in the UK and beyond.
George Steiner says that Europe will exist as long as cafes exist, meeting places where people can talk, argue, disagree, gather, start collective movements and have a drink. My Europe is full of cafes.
Paraphrasing the words of the character from Kartoteka by Tadeusz Rozewicz – “We in Europe… without Europe… under Europe… behind Europe… Oh, Europe!”