The Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras (Greece) will be the first partner to host the artistic residencies with Portuguese theatre company mala voadora. Subsequently, it will also host the world premiere of the play A Manual on Work and Happiness.
The play will star a professional actor and 20 citizens from Patras, who will take part of the residencies directed by Jorge Andrade (mala voadora).
The play opens on March 16, 2018. Two more dates will follow: March 17 and 18.
Written by Spanish author Pablo Gisbert during a residency at L’arboreto (watch the video), the text of the play will be complemented by a manual of stage direction (guidelines, light and set design, etc). Together, the text and the manual will form the kit “A Manual on Work and Happiness”, which will be made available online for free download soon after the premiere.
Interested artists and theatre companies worldwide will be able to download the kit, follow the instructions and create their own versions of the Manual. This process will be completely free; no royalties involved.
Check below how to apply. And stay tuned for the photo and video reports to be produced during the creative process in Patras.