The 24th and 25th February 2021 Festival Of Fools in Belfast in collaboration with Open Street aisbl (Bruxelles), will organize the (Online) International Showcase of the Mysteries and Drolls project supported by the CREATIVE EUROPE program of the European Community. The purpose of the project is to revive the European Popular Theatre, rediscovering its ancient street theatre and jester roots through contemporary work.

The showcase is an online industry event, an opportunity for programmers to see street theatre work and for artists to meet programmers. The aim is to create programming opportunities for festivals, and bookings for artists.

20 directors and organisers of international festivals will be present at the Showcase, with a commitment to book at least one of the shows they watch. They will meet the Mysteries and Drolls participating artists and they will have the opportunity to participate to a Q&A video meeting about their work.

The senior M&D commission is looking for single artists, duos and trios from all European countries, but applications from the project partner countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and the UK) are particularly welcome. Please consider that your work is in line with the aims of the project if the commission can be able to find the connection to the ancient tradition in your contemporary practice.

The selected artists and companies will receive a refund token for participation.

Anyone wishing to apply is asked to send us their proposal using the M&D online platform no later than 9th January 2021. For more information please connect to the page where the official Call Out is published: https://www.populartheatre.eu/showcase2021/, read carefully the instructions to apply and login the reserved area to submit your application.