The world is global and it is getting smaller every day. Climate change has been an important topic for many years. Young people and children are the generations who will be most affected by climate change. They are speaking up about it, shouldn’t artists too? We see refugees fleeing their countries because of war, hunger, and – again – climate change. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Each country also suffers its own problems and conflicts and of course young people and children are affected by the conflict and structures of their society. Their belief systems are affected by a world that is not always good. Theatre can be a way to cope with the challenges of the world.
We want to start a discussion about politics in theatre and art. Do artists have a responsibility to make political theatre, to try to change societal structures? Why do we make theatre? If the goal of creating theatre is to change the structures of the society, how is the creative process affected? Why is art important and what is its job to do?
The seminar will consist of artists with different perspectives on these questions.
Mille Lindberg, Director & Actor, Teater Ubestemt
Carole U. Karemera. Executive Director, ISHYO Arts Centre
Dirck Backer, Actor & Director, Teater Patrasket