The idea of the project from the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO): 

You will develop a stage performance that represents the Normandy landings from multiple perspectives. You will perform the historical event on stage through the historical witness statements of young soldiers, residents, resistance fighters, etc. who experienced the landing in 1944. 

The performance on stage will resemble a "live report" via smartphone ... 1944 experienced and transmitted with today's media!

During a six-day exchange in Normandy at the beginning of June and an online preparation in advance, you will select the biographies and develop the dramaturgy. You will be supported by a dramaturge, historians and intercultural teamers. 

The aim is to present and convey history in a differentiated and touching way, shedding light on the events of 1944 from different angles - all from the perspective of today’s young people.

The short performance will be presented as part of the official commemorations to mark the 80th  anniversary of D-Day. 

Conditions of participation:  

  • You are between 18 and 30 years old and are interested in remembrance work, 20th century history and its modern treatment?
  • You are from France, Germany, the USA, Great Britain, Poland or Ukraine?
  • You live in France, Germany or another European country?
  • You are a historian or theatre professional (actor or screenwriter) - still in training or already working?
  • You speak English and German and/or French?
  • You have time to be in Caen from June 2nd – 7th, 2024 for the project presence phase?
  • And you are free the end of April/beginning of May for four video conferences for preparation (1-2 hours)? 

Then apply here: 
By the way:

The FGYO will cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals.  
Participation is free of charge. No remuneration is provided. 
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