An international playwrighting journey

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New dramatic texts are being created out of meetings at think tanks held by the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe in Rome and Vienna, where the playwrights discussed burning global issues, and how those relate to their societies. Out of vivid discussions about borders, nationalism, tolerance, war, terrorism, economics, public goods, privatization of water and human trafficking, the idea about harbors arose, leading to the stories of the people in them. The playwrights Angeliki Darlasi, Stefan Ivanov, Roberto Scarpetti and Amir Nizar Zubi already read excerpts from their texts during the Short Theatre festival in Rome in September 2016, allowing a glimpse into the development of this project. Their characters speak many languages: Arab, Greek, Italian, French, Bulgarian, English, etc., and travel through the ports of Jaffa, Piraeus, Genoa, the Black Sea and through markets in the Syrian desert, Turkey and Tunisia.


Read the article covering the first HARBOR40 event in our online magazine: "Harbour 40. On the docks of Europe" by Sergio Lo Gatto.

HARBOUR40 – Reading in Rome | 14 September 2016

In the context of the Short Theatre festival in Rome, four playwrights read extracts from their new dramatic texts dealing with harbours and the people associated with them. The multi-lingual texts were read in original language with Italian surtitles.

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An event by the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (Conflict Zones | Zones de Conflit).

With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.