The New Theatre was established in 2008. It is the first of its kind in Lithuania, independent and aspiring to professional theatre-making. It is a theatre for people with disabilities and people from various social groups: healthy and disabled, professional and amateur artists together create theatre performances. Over the course of seven years the New Theatre has presented thirteen performances to an audience of adults and children.
The New Theatre is developed as a social enterprise of disabled persons with multiple departments: artistic part, administration, management and projects group. We currently employ 35 people (in the 21-70 age range), 32 of which have a disability (blindness, poor vision, wheel chair, physical and mental disabilities), they receive remuneration each month.
In the year 2016, The New Theatre in Lithuania was awarded with two important nominations: “Breaking Down the Walls” and “Heroes Among Us” from the President of the Republic and Ministry of Social Security and Labor.
Spletna stran: www.naujasisteatras.lt
The New Theatre of the Disabled seeks a partner for a joint project under Creative Europe Program, involving presentation of theatre plays, theatre coproduction, courses, trainings & workshops, cultural exchange, exchange of experiences, participation at international theatre festivals and tours for disabled and non-disabled.
Please find more about the project in the appendix.