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Gathering 8 Theatre Academies from 8 different countries, the Platform European Theatre Academies (PLETA) forms a strong “community of practice” 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. The partners in PLETA want to explore via coproductions new ways to give 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.
Theatre Academy Maastricht, Zuyd University
The Platform of European Theatre Academies (PLETA) is a platform of international and intercultural co-creation. Nine theatre academies participate in this platform to create new experiences in actually working together as young theatre professionals in Europe.
Every theatre academy has his own position and character in connection with the tradition and actual context of the professional theatre, film and connected disciplines in each country. That is of course a world or those are various worlds to discover for the young theatre professional. But above that, the connection of those traditions and new developments creates an atmosphere of research and innovation that goes beyond national boundaries. In that way the PLETA facilitates young theatre professionals to reach out to their international colleagues and to find out what theatre language and theatre practice suits them for a career in theatre, both in Europe as in the national context.
So I do wish students, teachers, researchers and theatre professionals will use the opportunities PLETA gives to develop and find out their way in the most European of all art forms: theatre!