The Showcase (Récréâtrales)

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Country and Region Burkina FasoKadiogo
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Ougadougou, Kadiogo, Burkina Faso
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Résidences Panafricaines d ‘Ecriture, de Création et de Formation Théâtrales
Phone: +226 78 03 41 90

Festival Description

Since 2002, the Récréâtrales Project has been organized in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) with the objective of offering African theatre makers and artists a space to work, to train, and to reflect. These Pan-African Residencies In Dramatic Writing, Creation, and Training have, over the course of four years, invited artists (including dramaturges, directors, actors, and theatre technicians), coming from different African countries and occasionally Europe, to lead a process that fosters collective creation, in a constant exchange between the text, the stage, and the intersecting sensibilities of director, author, actor, and technician.  Rooted in the principle of a balance between moments of creation, training, discussion and performance (the sharing of the work with one another), the implementation of Transgressions has, over just a few years, yielded impressive results: Ten months of intensive work, 26 new texts from 26 authors, 21 final presentations by 21 directors, 170 actors training and contributing to the work, 48 technicians, 22 educators…

Festival Dates November 3 - 12, 2012
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