Latvian Theatre Showcase presents a selection of performances made in Latvia. LiVe invites international professionals to engage with digital presentations, performances, pitches, talks and a selection of works from Riga theaters.
The next Latvian Theatre Showcase will take place on November 2023, parallel to Baltic Drama Forum 2023.
Latvian Theatre Showcase is organized by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia (NTIL) in cooperation with Latvian theatres, companies and individual artists.
Digital platform LiVe is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the target programme “KultūrELPA” of the State Culture Capital Foundation.
From November 2 – 5, 2022, NTIL was organising Latvian Theatre Showcase Academy. Inviting experienced performing arts curators and producers from several European countries – Laia Montoya from TINA AGENCY (Spain/Germany), Roman Pawłowski from TR Warszawa (Poland), Julia Asperska from Tanzmesse NRW (Germany/Poland) and Bek Berger from NTIL (Australia/Latvia) – Showcase Academy introduced its participants to the most important international performing arts networks, projects, trends in the international theater environment, as well as provided skills for effective presentation of performing arts works and searching cooperation partners.
Every year when the Latvian Theatre Showcase takes place, a special edition of the newspaper “Specifically Latvian” is created in cooperation with performing arts critics and authors reflecting on current events in Latvian performing arts and providing an in-depth introduction to the Latvian theater and dance scene and processes. The newspaper is also available in the electronic format, thus creating an internationally available informative archive about Latvian theater shows.
Although the Latvian Theatre Showcase does not take place in year 2022, continuing the tradition, newspaper “Specifically Latvian” is created and in an electronic format can be found here –