Short summary of the overall concept
PPP is a participatory theatre project in public space with 14 partners from 11 European countries. 104 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 from all partner cities will develop 13 different site-specific productions and a central performance over the project period, which will then tour to all the partners. In the first phase, eight of them will travel to another partner city and create a production in public space with eight young adults from there.
This will be performed as part of a theatre festival. The themes of these plays are designed for the public space and should deliberately focus on socially relevant issues. To this end, they become authors themselves, i.e. they bring the themes from their personal living environment on the subject of society, living together, ecology, etc. as a basis for the productions. Under the overall theme of mirrors, they are combined visually and dramaturgically so that, despite the diversity and difference of the individual parts, a large artistic whole is created. Hip-hop as an urban culture will serve as a further unifying means of expression for both the movement material and the musical realisation.
They will be supported by a creative team. In this team, participants from the previous Power of Diversity project are now working together for the first time as artistic leaders. On the one hand, the project stands on its own, but on the other hand it continues the success of the POD project.
In a second phase, the young adults will develop a central production in groups of 8 from each of the four partner cities. The content of this production will build on the first 13: after the premiere in Freiburg, they will present this production in different group constellations and in different versions at all festivals of the partners. It will be conceived as a touring production so that it can continue to travel internationally after the end of the project.
The partners will also accompany the exchange of the young adults with intensive co-working phases and personal exchange through collaboration in other partner institutions as well as a systematic examination of their concrete audience development strategies and participation activities within the framework of the project. These are accompanied, scientifically evaluated and published by the PH Freiburg.
The project takes the expansion of the term public space seriously and includes virtual public space. A GPS-based gamification app will be used to build bridges between virtual and analogue places during the performances in all partner cities.