The project


About the project

After the success of Young Europe I and II, the ETC leads a new international education and theatre creation project aimed at young audiences. NADIA is an international theatre collaboration project between five theatres from five different countries focusing on exploring the reasons of radicalisation of young people in Western societies, and the attraction to join the Caliphate. Five small scale theatre performances are co-produced in 2017 at Fondazione Teatro Due Parma (Italy), Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany), Det Norske Teatret Oslo (Norway), Théâtre de Liège (Belgium)  and De Toneelmakerij, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), connecting more than 1000 young people online. A project seminar took place at Deutsches Theater Berlin in June, where different NADIA productions were shown, and experts discussed with young audiences and artists questions of identity, belonging and how theatre is a stimulating meeting place for reflection, orientation and argumentation. The project will come to a conclusion with a final gathering of all partners and a public viewing of the Dutch, Belgian and Italian productions in Parma.

The Dutch playwright Daniël van Klaveren has been commissioned to write the text for NADIA. On the basis of regular exchange during the conception and production phase the five directors Esther Jurkiewicz (DE), Peer Perez Øian (NO), Isabelle Gyselinx (BE), Giacomo Giuntini (IT) and Daniël van Klaveren (NL) will work out different perspectives on this pan-European issue. The partners collaborate digitally during the performances as part of the productions and broach the issue of virtual reality on stage. These stagings aim for opening a dialogue between young people all over Europe and initiate questions for a longer discussion about the topic of radicalisation, religious believes and human values in today’s society. Therefore a digital online education tool will be developed and function as a new open-source platform for theatres all over the world.

All premieres of the different NADIA versions will take place between January and November 2017.

  • 28.-29. January 2017, AmsterdamNADIA premiere

  • 1. April 2017, BraunschweigNADIA premiere

  • 28. April 2017 ParmaNADIA premiere

  • 11.-14. June 2017, BerlinProject seminar at Deutsches Theater

  • 30. August 2017, OsloTHERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT premiere

  • 1.-2. November 2017, OsloNADIA guest performance by De Toneelmakerij (Amsterdam) at Det Norske Teatret

  • 7.-8. November 2017, LiègeNADIA premiere + round tables

  • 11.-12. December 2017, ParmaNADIA festival at Fondazione Teatro Due


The project NADIA was initiated by the European Theatre Convention.

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About the European Theatre Convention (ETC)

Founded in 1988, ETC promotes European theatre as a vital social platform for dialogue, democracy and interaction that responds to, reflects and engages with today’s diverse audiences and changing societies. ETC fosters a socially-engaged, inclusive notion of theatre that brings Europe’s social, linguistic and cultural heritage to audiences and communities everywhere. As the largest network of public theatres in Europe, it has more than forty European theatre members from over twenty countries, reflecting the diversity of Europe’s vibrant cultural sector.


In collaboration with the ETC partner theatres

De Toneelmakerij (NL), Det Norske Teatret (NO), Fondazione TeatroDue (IT), Staatstheater Braunschweig (D), Téâtre de Liège (BE), Deutsches Theater Berlin (D).
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Founded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

In collaboration with the Allianz Cultural Foundation