The Odéon: workshop for European art
Built in 1782, the Odéon was given “French national theater” status in 1971. The theater combines prestige with a community presence, as is illustrated by the historic grand theater in Paris as well as the more recent Ateliers Berthier.
The Odéon maintains a repertoire of both classic and experimental plays. A new generation of French and European artists is developing and advocating theater that is both exceptional in quality and accessible to the general public.
> Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe: www.theatre-odeon.fr/
“Génération(s) Odéon”, an initiative for underserved middle school students
Génération(s) Odéon is in-depth a 2-year program that links the Odéon with History studies, French and English in middle schools by sending artists to work in classrooms.
Each partnership consists of classroom teachers and teaching artists who design a program that enables students to develop critical thinking, communication and acting skills.