New International Theatre Experience has partnered with the European Theatre Collective (etc.) to help select the plays to be presented at the European Play-Reading Festival in Helsinki from October 6-8, 2014. Plays being considered are from Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, France, Great Britain and Germany.
The festival presents new plays, in English translations, that have not been read or staged in Finland, and engage international theatre professionals that live and work in Finland.
European Theatre Collective was founded in 2007 and is based in Helsinki. The members of etc. are either immigrants or Finnish artists, who have studied and worked abroad for extended periods. The etc. utilises the members’ background in all its functions. In the past six years, the focus has shifted from international performances to developing opportunities for multicultural artists engagement.