Gathering 8 Theatre Academies from 8 different countries, the Platform European Theatre Academies (PLETA) forms a strong “community of practice” following how the sector envolves and aware of the latest evolutions in the sector and aware of the fact that theatre education is in principal aiming at the existing national practice.
Via co-productions the partners in PLETA aim to explore new ways in giving young professionals a broader European orientation. PLETA aims to make better use of the high-quality artistic production of the different trends in theatre practice across Europe.
The aim of the project is to develop professional opportunities and artistic co-productions exploring the ways diverse theatre traditions can effectively converse and contribute to quality artistic diversity and creativity in Europe. The objective of the PLETA is therefore also to create a new artistic value out of the interaction between various theatre traditions and specialties.
Additionally, this will tackle the issue of internationalisation of the theatre practice and contribute in a very practical way (“learning by doing” approach) to capacity building in the CCS for professionals to work at a European level. Working upstream with students to be mobile Europe-wide will allow them to more easily enter the job market as theatre professionals.
The PLETA also addresses a more psychological barrier that is the fear that in a language-based art as theatre, multilingualism would lead to poor expression and understanding difficulties between artists and between the performing actors and the audiences.