Invitation to Meet & Greet
Dear fellow culture cultivators,
2020 sure had some bugs - so we all had to upgrade! Thanks to resilient artists across Europe and the relentless support of our partner theatre The Cockpit in London, we have found an unexpected opportunity in crisis, to update Voila!
Europe’s operating system with a new festival model that reaches beyond the walls of the theatre, beyond the UK and into Europe!
We're elated to invite you to our annual Meet & Greet, with a digital twist, to meet the artists taking part in this very special chapter of Voila! Europe Theatre Festival.
Please join us on Zoom at 5PM on Wednesday, 30th of September, 2020. The festival overview and short, snappy show pitches will be followed by an informal chat and questions. Please RSVP on this short form here.
The Meet & Greet will be an engaging way to get to know the artists behind the shows in the programme, and help you decide which of these bold, adventurous European performances you'd like to see in November.
After months of theatres being closed and as Brexit draws nearer, Voila! Europe Theatre Festival will return for an eighth year this November to celebrate the work of European companies based in London and across the continent.
Four shows will take place live on stage at the Cockpit Theatre, six will be performed live online, and four will take the form of watch parties with audiences invited to watch a pre-recorded show together in Zoom and take part in a live post-show discussion with the artists.
All shows, regardless of format, will invite audiences to a shared experience in real time, something we have missed so much in recent months.
The 2020 Festival runs 9-21 November, on stage at The Cockpit and live online. You can see the full programme on our website at www.voilafestival.co.uk
We hope you will take this opportunity to get to know the companies we’ve selected out of 100+ applications for this year’s festival. In these extraordinary times, artists have proven their resilience and ingenuity with reimagined productions and new projects in direct response to our changing world. We can’t wait to introduce them to you.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Sharlit Deyzac & Amy Clare Tasker
Voila! Europe Theatre Festival, London