Marilia Semper / Spain

1. Where was your play presentation done and when? Can you please tell us how was your experience in the frame of the project?

My play presentation was in Bucarest in February and in Heidelberg in April this year.
It was a wonderful and fulfilling experience for my work that made me think about my own playwriting.

2. Write a couple of sentences about the feedback you received from the audience.

The Bucarest presentation was very special and precious to me, because the stage director and the actors both understood very well the text proposal and they performed it with total emotion and compromise. Therefore, the public response was excellent. The theatre was so crowded that several people had to sit on the floor. And after the performance many of them approach to me to share their impressions and what the play made them feel. It was very moving.

3. What were your major benefits from this experience?

The possibility to get to know other playwrights and theatre professionals and to see the response of foreign audiences to my work.

4. During the presentation or other activities (workshops, conferences etc) you probably interacted with other auhors/directors/actors/managers. Did any personal project emerge out of this interaction?

No. Probably because the stay is too short to give the possibility to begin this kind of relationship.

5. Were there any follow-ups to your presentation?

Both presentations were preceded by talks to the public and with the translators. In Bucarest I was also invited to do a masterclass at the University.

6. Please make some suggestions for the improvement of such events in the future.

It would be very profitable to be there not just an audience of your own play, but also to realize some kind of creative work with the local team. That could bring afterwards future collaborations. It would be also necessary to help the interaction with local stage directors and artistic programmers in order to really give a bigger possibility of spreading our work.

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