THE PIECE OF ART
TITLE : HOTEL EUROPA ARTIST : GTOLX – TOGETHER NETWORK | DATE : 2017 | PLACE : LISBON, PORTUGAL
GTO LXA – group of Theatre of the Oppressed based in Lisbon, developing different activities in the framework of Theatre of the Oppressed. This theatrical framework works with disadvantaged communities and their questions, topics, creating a framework by the play where the shared doubts can be discussed and strategies can be developped to resolve the crisis what the thetre play makes visible.
GTO LX is a group who practices diverse forms of Theatre of the Oppressed in various communities of Portugal, treating topics as gender equality, housing and intergenerational dialogue.
Together is an international network of Theatre of the Oppressed institutions.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Inspired by the events of the European crisis of the last years, Hotel Europa brings together an international cast from seven European countries to develop a Forum Theatre play about it. For two years, the cast worked and learned together exploring and understanding all themes connected to the European crisis.
The play tells the story of a middle-class family, affected by the austerity measures imposed by governments and the accompanying striving for more profit from an unreformed banking sector. Examining the historical foundations of the current crisis, the piece invites the audience to ask themselves how is it possible to change the current situation, how would a different future for Europe look like?
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union