het Theater Festival

Boost your performance concept with PowerTalks III!

Thu 14 Feb 2019

You are a starting creator (theatre, dance, comedy, slam, hiphop, cross-over, …) and you have an extraordinary concept in mind for a performance. You are looking for interesting people with whom you can talk about this idea – professional people with a lot of experience, an open mind and a broad background knowledge. You would even like it better to sit together with several people to bounce off your ideas to different viewpoints.

Look no further. Join the third edition of our PowerTalks from 9 to 13 September 2019 and give an in-depth boost to your performing project.


  • Carousel system: Five evenings on which you meet each time a different creator or dramaturge. In a quiet, intimate setting you can talk 2 to 3 hours. We start every evening with a dinner all together.
  • Your sparring partner furnishes texts, books, films, methodologies and network – everything that can be relevant for your project


  • No speeddating or pitch
  • No financial or productional support but inspiring and deepening support


  • Participants already have a concrete concept for a performance on stage and want to discuss the substantive dramaturgy
  • They cannot yet talk this over with a professional production partner
  • Age, background, genre (within the wide range of performing arts), an arts education or not,  and language are not important

From 9 to 13 September 2019 from 18.00 to ca. 21.00 in Ghent (as part of the Theaterfestival). Participants engage themselves for no less than 5 evenings! We are looking for participants who can make full use of this.


Send a short motivation (who you are, why you want to take part) and a proposal of your project (max. 1 A4 or a video-message of  max. 1,5 min)) to roxette@mestizoartsplatform.be before Wednesday 1st of May. The 5 engaged sparring partners will thoroughly read all submissions to make the selection of the 5 participants. We’ll reply by Thursday 30th of May at the latest.


Powertalks is an initiative of Evelyne Coussens and Giovanni Baudonck in collaboration with rekto:verso, Podiumkunsten and Het TheaterFestival (Powertalks editions I and II) and will be continued (edition III) by Mestizo Arts Platform (#WIPCOOP) and Het TheaterFestival.

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