Participants are always invited to see the performance in connection with the workshop they attended, and meet the actors. They discover the theater, its codes, its power as an outlet that brings people together, and the pleasure of sharing emotions with attentive adults.
Increasing the impact of the dramatic arts
The Foundations contribute to the creation of artistic workshops for people from a wide range of backgrounds. For example, they support The Odéon in organizing dramatic readings for women who are learning to read, or who are part of social reintegration programs in the Parisian suburbs.
The Foundations also support a “Beyond the Walls” theater project. Actors travel to perform in community centers, municipal halls, cultural centers, schools and businesses. The actors thus leave behind their theater to reach out to spectators in their own day-to-day surroundings.
The theater then invites these new spectators to attend a performance on its own stages.
The Edmond de Rothschild Fondations were honored to support the Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe until 2012.