Boundless Theatre today announces Extended Universe, a two year project funded by Creative Europe where they will partner with three European theatre companies to develop new young independent theatre audiences across Europe.
Boundless Theatre will lead the project partnering with four politically-engaged, outward-looking theatres from across Europe, Teater Grob (Denmark), Entropia (Greece) and Sala Beckett (Spain) with the shared aim of connecting more with young audiences and maximizing digital developments for storytelling. The partners have connected through conversations about recent social, cultural and political shifts in each country; together they will explore ideas around power, protest and utopia, offering a platform to young adults and their perspectives.
The four companies will each work with a theatre-maker (to be announced shortly) and 15-25 year olds over the next two years to co-create a narrative for multiple platforms (including live theatre), adopting a transmedia approach to storytelling. Work will be presented in Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens and online (created in London) in May 2020.
Rob Drummer, Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre, said today, “This is an extraordinary and exciting time to be working with three inspiring and innovative companies across Europe. Extended Universe will honour the conversations we’ve all had with teenagers and young people and will reflect a changing Europe through the eyes of a generation living with the impact of recent upheavals in the UK, Denmark, Greece and Spain. Creative Europe funding is a real endorsement of an outward looking collaboration across Europe and an investment in Boundless Theatre’s audience-first approach, for which we are incredibly grateful.”