What does the word “Home” mean to the youth of Lithuania today? And can the theatre help communities to find answers to this question? This is the theme of the applied theatre project “Home”, implemented by the Artscape Arts Agency in Vilnius together with the British Council and the Goethe Institute.
The project aims to develop creativity, awareness of teenagers and the ability to contribute to solving social problems of communities. Using a little-known method in Lithuania of applied theatre 7 professional theatre artists are working with pupils from native cities and towns. Artists are trained and mentored by applied theatre expert and facilitator Kristina Werner (Germany)
The project, which introduces still a relatively unknown field of Applied theatre in Lithuania, aims to develop the creativity and awareness of and contribute to solving social problems of communities. Another feature of the project is the collaboration of experts from different fields, among the project promoters – professional theater practitioners, theorists and sociologists. According to them, in Lithuania there is still a lack of understanding of how effectively applied art can be to create a sustainable society.
Project is implemented together with British Council Lithuania, Goethe Institut.
Project is partly funded by Lithuanian Council of Culture.