Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras

Join the creative workshop with the playwringht ARISTIDE TARNAGDA online ( November 14, December 7)

In March 2024, at the National Kaunas Drama Theatre (Lithuania) a play will come to life on a stage as a part of the international Creative Europe project “Deconfining: Deconfining Arts, Culture and Policies in Europe and Africa” which unites European and African theatre and visual culture artists.

The playwright of this piece is Aristide Tarnagda from Burkina Faso, who writes in French.

Aristide Tarnagda is a widely recognised African theatre artist, playwright and director, the leader of the “Les Récréatrales” festival, he worked in Europe on several occasions: in 2013 he was invited to the Avignon festival with his play “Et si je les tuais tous, madame?”; in 2017 his literary work “Sank ou la patience des morts” was featured in Avignon; in 2019, at Vitry-sur-Seine theatre “Théâtre Jean Vilar”, one of his plays was premiered, and more. In a project, in which NKDT and more than ten European and African theatres are participating, Aristide Tarnagda is writing a play, under which a mixed Lithuanian, NKDT and “Les Recreatrales” (Burkina Faso) festival theatre artists group will stage a play together with Lithuanian producer Naubertas Jasinskas.

While waiting for the premiere, on November 14th and December 7th, at 6 PM, a remote creative workshop will be held in French with ARISTIDE TARNAGDA.

During it, the playwright will invite you to get rid of the usual structure of dramaturgy and approach the drama from a personalised perspective. The workshop is dedicated to students, dramaturgy practitioners, and stage art members from all over the world. We kindly ask participants to have their own creation pieces.

The remote workshop will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform. We invite everyone to register in advance. There are no age restrictions. Duration – 2 hours.

The workshop will be held in French but there will be French language consultants available, who will help to communicate with the playwright.

We look forward to seeing you.

Registration for the creative writing workshop with playwright Aristide Tarnagda:

Aristide Tarnagda ©Sophie Garcia

The workshop is organised by the National Kaunas Drama Theatre, the Centre for Francophone Countries at Vytautas Magnus University and the Kaunas Literature Week festival.

– The workshop is part of the Creative Europe project DECONFINING
– Co-funded by the European Union
– Co-funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture


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