The Association française
d'action artistique (AFAA) -assigned the task of fostering
international cultural exchanges by the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Communication-
has made the promotion of contemporary playwriting
a priority through various channels:
- in bilingual readings in its Un acteur, un auteur
("One actor, one playwright") programme;
- through production grants awarded by the Fonds
Étant donnés for the performing
- by presenting French productions abroad with sur-titles.
The ambitious Tintas Frescas ("Fresh Ink")
programme illustrates this policy particularly well:
Over three seasons, from 2002 to 2004, Tintas Frescas
has initiated, partnered and promoted Spanish and
Portuguese translations of contemporary French plays,
then had them published, read and staged in 19 Latin
American countries from Tierra del Fuego to Mexico,
as well as in Spain and Portugal.
To date, nearly 40 playwrights have been included
in the programme.
With Tintas Frescas, the classic rule of French
theatre has been broken, since it features an extraordinary
diversity of places and is stretched out over time
-three seasons in three years. Only unity of action
has been maintained- in expressing and presenting
resolutely contemporary voices and writing styles.
For further information, see: www.tintas-frescas.net
AFAA (Association française d'action artistique)
1 bis avenue de Villars
Tél: 01 53 69 83 00
Responsable du Pôle Théâtre: Marie
Tél: 01 53 69 83 67