mitos21Mitos21 was founded in October 2008 by a group of theatre professionals, who are associated to important public theatre institutions in Europe. Mitos [mítos] is the ancient Greek word for “thread”, and refers primarily to the myth about “Ariadne’s Thread”, which ensures the way out of the labyrinth.

Mitos21 is a network which places the emphasis mainly on the individuals, theatre professionals who are willing to question and reconsider the role, the function and usefulness of great public theatre institutions, as well as of networks, in the framework of contemporary society. The network does not wish to have any official or legal structure and it is coordinated, on a rotating basis, by its members. Mitos21 is solely based on the desire of participating professionals to meet and work together. It is open to collaboration with all like-minded theatre professionals of European theatre, but also to colleagues outside Europe.

One of the network’s main concerns is to promote and facilitate the creation of informal sub-networks of theatre professionals in Europe. Equally, to reinforce the links between artistic creation and contemporary issues both national and global interest.

Mitos21 members:

Berliner Ensemble, Berlin
Comédie de Genève
Danish National School of Performing Arts
Deutsches Theater, Berlin
Dramaten - Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, Stockholm
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
European Capital of Culture - Bad Ischl 2024
International Theatre Amsterdam
Katona József Theatre, Budapest
Det Kongelige Teater, Copenhagen
National Theatre, London
Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, Paris
Teatr Powszechny
Teatre Lliure, Barcelona
Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale
Thalia Theater, Hamburg
Toneelhuis, Antwerpen
Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg

Sir Nicholas Hytner (director, London)
Mikolaj Grabowski (director, professor of theatre, Krakow)
Staffan Valdemar Holm (director, Copenhagen)
Barbara Suthoff (international projects manager)
Christa Müller (dramaturg, Berlin)
Wouter Van Ransbeek (international projects manager, Amsterdam)
Roman Dolzhanskiy (dramaturg, Moscow)
Guy Cassiers (director, Antwerp)
Iphigenia Taxopoulou (literary manager/international projects manager, Thessaloniki)

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