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The Fence network is delighted to be collaborating with Border Crossings (Sligo / London), Théâtre du Soleil (Paris), Teatro dell’Argine (Bologna) on CRE-ACTORS: Training intercultural theatre-makers for a diverse Europe, with support from EU Erasmus+.

Running from September 2020 for 2 years, the project will facilitate the exchange of best Vocational Educational Training practice between key organisations working in collectively created theatre that engages with social and cultural diversity, internationalism and minority communities.

Boom! Creative Encounter and Staged Readings from UK and Dutch playwrights

The Fence, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom, and Dutch Performing Arts together collaborated on Boom! a project that explores the shared heritage of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, while looking to the future. A diverse group of three UK and four Dutch playwrights have begun meeting together to encounter each other, learn about their shared colonial history, and to explore what might be interesting to each of them to write about.

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About Fence Projects

The Hopper ProjectFence members come together to generate a variety of theatre projects.

They decide what they want to do and with whom. Fence projects can come from anyone and anywhere across the network. Some have been collaborative writing projects; in some cases Fence members have translated each other's work for subsequent commercial production or festival performance; some projects have been pilot or full-scale productions.

Past Fence projects and collaborations

2019 Die Berater, Theater Matte, Bern. Commercial production of Ulrike Syha's translation of Neil Fleming's play The Consultant
2018 Festival du Mort, La Charité sur Loire
2018 Sight/Unseen, London
2018 Plays for Young People 2, Hong Kong
2017 Ireland Has Struck Oil, London
2017 Hopper Project, La Charité sur Loire
2016 Plays for Young People 1, Hong Kong
2013-ongoing Collaborations with Eurodram, the European theatre translation network
2013 Malaysia
2013 Non, Teatro Orologio, Rome. Bi-lingual play written by Sara Clifford and Denis Baronnet.
2012 Swimming Pool, Avignon. Co-written theatre. Written by Svetlana Dimcovic, Fred Fortas, Christophe Cherki, and Nadu Nelzy, as a result of a Fence collaboration with Etc_Caraïbe at Fence 13 in Guadeloupe. Directed by Svetlana Dimcovic
2012 Erasmus partnership: Graz, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Brighton
2008 & 2010 HotInk theatre festical, New York: plays in translation. Over the years, hotINK has introduced New York audiences to the plays, translations, and direction of many Fence members, including Minja Bogavac, Dieter Boyer, Paul Brodowsky, Edward Buffalo Bromberg, Neil Fleming, Andreas Flourakis, Ahmed Ghazali, Doug Howe, Nikolai Khalezin, Ewald Palmetshofer, Tee O'Neill, Kaite O'Reilly, José Maria Vieira Mendes and Christian Winkler.
2005-6 Janus Project: plays in translation performed at Leeds, Tampere, Amsterdam and Graz