Wider worte project – Open call

Physical Theater  Company “Side Effect” is proud to announce the beginning of realization of the project “Wider Worte!” supported by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport. This project is bringing unique connections of artistic forms and expressions shaped as an open lab, where space for discovering new approaches is established through joint action of several partners. Voice is given to untold stories and perspectives. Wider Worte is exploring ideas of innovative connections and how different actors on the cultural scene can come together and offer artistic and cultural production that includes many perspectives and can reach different audiences.  


Side Effect is using this opportunity to invite people with migrant experience/identity/background to take a part in our project activities/theatrical process. This time we are aiming to explore personal stories, memories, experiences of workshop  participants/performers by using phone as a starting point for creative research.


In this creative process we are taking mobile phones or any phone as a symbol in the context of migration. Often, the phone is the only connection with what we call home, with everything that we left behind. Through video calls and Instagram lives we are celebrating, sharing, hoping…Phones are tools for sending money back home, they are gifts that we are sending and sometimes represent only connection with our mother tongue languages. On other occasions we use video calls just to look at each other, to hold and remember significant moments that are happening while we are physically absent. Phone is a reminder of belonging, of broken relations, of the idea of home, of how much we care about each other, and that we are separated from our loved ones.


With joy and excitement, we invite persons with migrant experience/identity/background to apply and partake in our theatrical process. It is conceptualized in the form of a workshop. Final result is work in progress that is going to be publicly presented. The workshop will take place on four weekends. First part is on 11, 12, and 13.03. Second part is on 18, 19, and 20.03. Third part is on 25, 26 and 27.03. Final part is on 01, 02 and 03.04. Very last day is reserved for rehearsal in theater and public presentation. Exact working hours and venues will be disclosed with the confirmation of participation. Attendance during the entirety of the workshop is mandatory since it is process oriented. Previous theatrical experience is not required for participation. Physical theater director Danilo Jovanović is guiding the theatrical process. His Open Soul Method is used for creative development. More about method you can find on sideeffect-theater.com/


INFO: The number of workshop participants is limited so we invite you to send us your applications till March 5th latest. The participation in the theatrical process is free of charge. The email address for your applications and eventual questions side.effect.theater@gmail.com
Your application should contain your name, surname, age and your short motivation for participation in the workshop. After you send your application, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions and logistic details. Snacks and refreshment are provided during the entirety of the workshop.