European Youth Network
Youth Theatre, Solidarity, Economy, Ecology
The project European Youth Engagement Network 2.0 has been approved and financed within the Europe for Citizens
program of the European Union, measure 2.2 Networks of Towns. The lead partner is the Foundation “Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture”. The project lasts 24 months, from January 2021 until December 2022 and involves 16 partner organizations from 9 countries. multicultural city e.V. is one of the coopeation partners.
The aim of the project is to improve the quality of youth culture, political awareness, critical thinking and international solidarity of young people.
A total of 9 international activities are planned within the project. One workshop and 8 festivals in – Novi Sad (Serbia), Prague (Czech Republic), Sansepolcro (Italy), Maribor-Ptuj (Slovenia), Athens (Greece), Toulouse-Clermont Ferrand (France), Berlin (Germany) and Kaunas (Lithuania).
The first festival has already been held in Slovenia.
Within the project activities one theatre play in each partner country is produced. A total of 8 performances. The duration of plays is around 45 minutes, and after or during each performance, an interactive debate with a young audience is planned. With these performances, as a mobile festival we will tour 8 partner countries. The whole process will be filmed by an international film crew which will make a documentary.
The festivals are planned as a part of the main program of two European Capitals of Culture – Novi Sad 2022 and Kaunas 2022. This project is a developed second edition of the previous EYE.net project but with a new and wider partnership network. The first festival has already taken place in Slovenia. Take a look at photos and impressions here.
EYE-Net 2 program book – here you´ll find all plays listed with more detailed infomation.
The dates of the upcoming festivals:
04.04 – 09.04.2022 Novi Sad / Serbia
17.05 – 21.05.2022 Athen / Greece
01.06 – 05.06.2022 Clermont-Ferrand / France
29.06 – 03.07.2022 Kaunas / Lithuania
12.07 – 16.07.2022 Sansepolcro/ Italy
03.09 – 08.09.2022 Prag / Czech Republic
12.09 – 18.09.2022 Demokratie Festival, Berlin-Brandenburg / Germany
07.10 – 14.10.2022 Biennale Toulouse / France (additional date)
multicultural city e.V. participates with the play Why? The play shows the attack in Hanau and the issue of racism in German.
One year ago, nine people were murdered in Hanau by a right-wing extremist perpetrator for racist motives. Nine people died in Hanau on the night of February 19, 2020: Ferhat Unvar, Gökhan Gültekin, Hamza Kurtović, Said Nesar Hashemi, Mercedes Kierpacz, Sedat Gürbüz, Kaloyan Velkov, Vili Viorel Păun and Fatih Saraçoălu. The far-right perpetrator shot them in front of bars, in a parking lot and in a kiosk. He later killed his mother and then himself.The young artists reflect the assassination by adopting different positions of friends, witnesses, victims, family members, and people who came into contact with the perpetrator. Now, one year after the attack in Hanau, many questions remain still unanswered: How could the assassination have happened and could the perpetrator have been stopped? The biggest question mark relates to the fact why Germany, which on the one hand is so committed to Anti-fascism, is again shaken by an act motivated by right-wing extremism.
Premiere in Germany: 06.08.2022 in Schwerin, as a part of the Mother Earth Festival.
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS (Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule): Abdal Al Dana / Cobler Marie / Irrgang Luisa-Victoria / Schneider Sophia Antonia / Stillger Victoria / Böhm-Wirt Anna Lina Mara / Dahlitz Theo Malte / Dedura-Palomero Mariano / Dittrich Malina / Fernandez Durand Aluha / Meusel Lea / Ohliger Paul Leonhard / Rahn Devi Maya / Weißgerber Merle Elisa / Berhane Amon / Fuchs Simon /Grossterlinden Emma Marie / Kopmann Jan-Phillipp / Msemo Adam / Röder Paul Vincent / Rudolph Tillmann / Tav Sercan Emir / Woodgett Fabio Nicolas
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: Monika Dobrowlanska, Ilona Raytman, Ramona Scharff, Florian Steindle, Nina Rühmeier, Sachiko Kunieda
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION: Dr. Monika Dobrowlańska
LOCAL PARTNER: Wilma-Rudolph-Oberschule, Berlin
fake news, euroscepticism, antifascism
Partner organization contributions
Czechia – Marshal Konev’s Last Battle
Production: Klub mladých diváku (Divadlo v Dlouhé)
Once upon a time, between the East and the West, between the former Soviet bloc and the EU, between the past and the present, there stood – on a little square in Prague – a statue of a Russian general. Then on night someone spilled red paint all over it. What was to be done? Someone tried to brush the paint away with a scrub, someone else covered it with flowers. Somebody else yet shot the statue with a gun from a distance and
the police started guarding it. It was so that marshal Konev’s last battle
started. Who holds the power here? Will the removal of the statue change
our past? And will those garages get finally built there? The scenic collage
deals with the need to cope with the historical trauma of the Russian
occupation, Euroscepticism, and the memory of public space.
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: Zuzana Burianová, Barbora Šupová
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Nikol Arenbergerová /
Anna Fialová / Magdalena Formánková / Hannah Josková / Kristýna Knotová / Adam Kobulej / Šimon Kobulej / Markéta Kultová / Rosalie
Malinská / Lucie Matinová / Klára Müllerová / Anna Myslíková / Jolana
Ritterová / Petra Šavrdová / David Vojáček / Eva Vrbová
With the support of the Capital City of Prague
France – Turn Before the Ruins
Production: Compagnie de l’Inutile
Are we dancing on the Titanic? Our society is sick and no one can really say what it is suffering from. We want to question this illness through the prism of the public space: the
public space is the body of our society. Is the public space not slowly becoming a space that can suddenly turn against the individuals who make it up? Our show is a sensitive photograph of this public space. We want to look at it, feel it, share our fears and hopes with other Europeans. To reflect with them on this question: do we not want to see the signs of the coming catastrophe or are there no signs?
In the manner of a GPS-guided journey, we will walk through the public
space to look for traces of the symptoms of this disease; We will try to see
what we do not see or no longer see. Feminicide in the street, homeless
people dead on the ground, development of video surveillance, police
violence… but also gestures of kindness, pieces of humanities…
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: Kate Papi, Eric Vanelle and La Volte collective
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Inès Massa / Clara Barbier
/ Emilie Arnaud / Louise Morel / Marie Le Galloc’h / Isabelle Gaspar / Louise Espaignet / Guillaume Marrakchi / Idrissa Oili Soufou / Scarlett Audry / Clémence Herquin / Nina Baudy / Marie Baldy / Lucie Barbier / Jérôme de la Bernadie / Lucille de Rochegonde / Loan Le Dihn / Amarine Rignanese / Oriane Paralté
With the support of Région Occitanie / Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Garonne / Ville de Toulouse / Institut Français / Teatroskop / Goethe Institut / La Biennale internationale des arts vivants
Greece – Unwritten Land
Production: Polyplanity Productions
With the Hellenic landscape ravaged by wildfires, and suffering the consequences of the global climate crisis, more and more groups and individuals are seeking answers and looking for solutions. The installation of wind turbines throughout the domain has proven to be a lightning rod for controversy since its inception, with more than 20,000 turbines in over 1,500
locations currently under consideration. The centre of this debate is the mountainous region of Agrafa (meaning unwritten in greek), an invaluable natural resource that is presently being groomed as a possible location for a wind-energy park. While this would be a welcome step in our nationwide commitment to using renewable energy sources and limiting carbon dioxide emissions, the toll it would take on the natural landscape is devastating and cannot be ignored. Unwritten Land offers a unique opportunity to voice our concerns and pose thought-provoking questions, calling for active participation and cooperation across Europe.
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: YOLANDA Markopoulou, Dimitris Georgiadis
MUSIC: Lumiere Brother
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Menelaos Kyparissis / Lida
Manousou Alexiou / Natalia Peleka / Theodosis Tanis / Tasos Provias / Andriani Neokleous / Stavriana Kadi
With the support of the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun” and Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Italy – Do You Like Tomato Sauce?
Production: Associazione Culturale Capotrave / Kilowatt, Comune die Sansepolcro – Scuola Communale di Teatro
Why do we have the opportunity to use low cost high quality products? What determines the price of a product? We will cross the fields of southern Italy, among those involved in the harvest of the famous “red gold”: the tomato. An investigation into the exploitation of migrant and non-migrant labor: stories of women and men behind the homely and welcoming idea of tomatoes.
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: Lucia Franchi
DIRECTOR AND CO-AUTHOR: Chiara Ramanzini
SOUND AND LIGHT DESIGN: Piero Ercolani
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Alessia Antimi /
Andrea Bucci / Letizia Cavargini / Giulio Detti / Agnese Gai / Giulia
Gennaioli / Elena Lepri / Giuseppe Lucaccioni / Chiara Marrani /
Riccardo Rondini / Emma Sabatini / Vanessa Siani / Agnese Zazzi
Lithuania – The Noise of the Silence
Production: Pažaislis Music Festival, Kaunas 2022 European Capital of Culture programme part
It will be a performance about the noise of the silence. A performance to develop empathy, the ability to know and understand people living in silence. We will invite the audience not only to see, but also to experience theatre, searching with the actors for a language that everyone can understand and will go down in search of their
own and others abilities. We will invite you not only to look at solidarity from the outside, but also to live it, to feel that by being together we can change and be changed. Because in theatre life helps to create and creation helps to live.
DIRECTOR AND SET DESIGNER: Rokas Lažaunykas
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Greta Dirmauskait
MEDIA ARTIST: Titas Jurjonas
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Rūta Mingailaitė /
Donatas Mineikis / Paulius Jurjonas / Eva Kisieliūtė / Greta Balčiūnaitė
/ Ignė Birškutė / Karolina Jablonskytė / Livija Andruškevičiūtė / Saulė
Zokaitytė / Rugilė Tamošauskaitė / Skaistė Grašytė / Miglė Janutėnaitė
/ Emilija Dedelaitė / Greta Dirmauskaitė / Dominykas Vaitiekūnas
/ Arvydas Šaučiūnas / Mindaugas Gargasas / Titas Jurjonas / Rokas
Lažaunykas / Austėja Pociūtė / Inga Samoškaitė
With the support of Mr Stagey and Lietuvos kurčiųjų draugija / Lithuanian
Serbia – Legacy
Production: Theater company DRŽ – NE DAJ
Can we destroy everything with full awareness of what is happening? Thanks to the progress of science and humanity, we will witness the end of the world. A man takes land from his children and does not worry. He treats his mother-earth as a thing that can be bought, robbed, sold like a herd or shiny jewelry. His greed will one day devour the earth and leave only desolation. Air is precious to man, because everything that is alive shares the same breath. One does not seem to notice the air he breathes. As a man who dies for many days, he is numb to the polluted and bad smell of the air. We know: the earth does not belong to man. Keep soiling your own bed and one night you’ll suffocate in your own trash. It is the end of life and the beginning of the struggle for survival. What are we willing to give up in order to stop this disaster?
DRAMA PEDAGOGIST: Sonja Leštar
DIRECTOR: Maja Grgić
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER: Djordje Marković
AUGMENTED REALITY ARTIST: Stanislav Grgić
SOUND DESIGNER: Milan Inic and Stefan Sabo
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Stefan Sabo / Lena Bognar /
Jana Janković / Vojo Ćetković / Nikola Bogdanović / Ilija Bogdanović / Ana
Sarić / Aleksa Tucakov / Jovana Grabež / Milana Stojanović / Isidora Lakić / Marija Đurđević / Anđela Andrijević / Amelia Stakić / Hana Gusić / Magdalena Kanja / Petra Jovanović / Jovana Dugonjić / Emina Durić / Pavle Hrnčić / Nina Lazić / Dušan Trbojević / Sofija Marić / Medina Ramadani / Vanja Djurišić / Milan Inić / Mateja Kardelis / Vanja Halupa / Nikolina Đenadija / Danijela Savanović
With the support of the City of Novi Sad and Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia
Slovenia – Some Like it Fake
Topic: Fake News
Production: MKC Maribor, Moment Maribor
0 = gold
Gold = 0
0 and 1 = data
Data is gold
And gold is manure
We are living in the Information age. Data is the new gold. The one who
controls the data, holds the gold in their hands. Human behaviour and
reasoning analysis tell us that we are not as rational as we would like to be,
and the technological evolution handed us over the smart-mega-phone.
When does the news become fake? Who craves it, who wants it to be fake?
Why do we condemn the sin, but praise the sinners? Why is there no fake
news about fruits and veggies?
Devised performance on the topics of media, reporting and manipulation
is giving out a packet of data and information. The audience has to separate
the wheat from the chaff by themselves.
ARTISTIC MENTORSHIP: Barbara Polajnar, Zoran Petrović
YOUNG CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMERS: Leonardo Erjavec / Davorin
Juhart / Muhamed Kulauzovič / David Marn / Jan Franc Podbrežnik / Nina
Slanič / Katja Uršula Simonič / Sarah Ženko / Patricia Županovič