La Bilancia is looking for partners from Spain, France and Eastern Europe to join their project EUROCOMEDIES in the field of theatre. The ideal partners are theatrical productions enterprises which manage theatre halls of at least 200 seats, and which have the possibility to host the pilot play for at least 15 days of performance.
LaBilancia is a social cooperative company founded in 1979 whose main mission is to promote and spread new drama and Italian comedy through the independent production of live shows and a permanent commitment in the production of festivals, contests and publishing initiatives. It produced more than 200 prose performances and now manages two theatres in the main Italian cities (Milan and Rome). It has launched two projects, “Italian Theatrical Comedies” (in Italian) and the contest “A comedy searching for authors” (“Una commedia in cerca di autori®”), a contest for emerging playwrights, whose prize was the production of the show and a national tour.
EUROCOMEDIES project is an international initiative promoted by European theatre production players. The project aims to promote the genre of comedy at international level, foster the circulation of new plays and talented playwrights and create career and mobility opportunities for artists and professionals involved. The main barrier to the transnational circulation of comedies in Europe is represented by the linguistic and cultural differences among countries that at the same time are probably ones of the richest values of European cultural heritage to be preserved and maintained. This is even more true when talking about the theatrical genre of comedy. The success of a comedy is indeed mainly based on the jokes, the shades of meaning and the “tit-for-tat” exchanges among actors that are strongly steeped of national and local expressions and sayings.
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