What is Fabulamundi?

The Theatre LETÍ has taken part in the international project Fabulamundi since 2017.

Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe: Beyond Borders? is a cooperation project among theatres, festivals and cultural organisations from 10 EU Countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Austria, Belgium, UK, Poland and Czech Republic) for the promotion of contemporary dramaturgy. The network aims to support and promote the contemporary playwriting across Europe, in order to reinforce and enhance the activities and strategies of the professionals and artists working in the sector and to provide the theatre authors and professionals with opportunities of networking, multicultural encounter and professional development.

Funded twice by the European Commission before the current edition, “Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe” won the Creative Europe Call as a cooperation project 2017 – 2020 and it now intends to widen both its reach and impact in the theatre sector. Through its experiences during the last four years, Fabulamundi has verified a growing interest in the European contemporary playwriting scene and has a constant need to provide the sector with adequate and suitable tools that can help it to overcome its weaknesses. Therefore, the need to improve the multilateral relationships and the exchanges has become urgent as well.

The theme of this edition of Fabulamundi is “Beyond borders?”, a wide reflection about a relevant, challenging and dramatic urgency for Europe and European citizens. In these days which are characterized by the immigration emergency and by the raising of new walls, “Fabulamundi – Beyond borders?” intends to focus on the issue of overcoming borders, in order to provide a deep insight and understanding on contemporary matters.

Fabulamundi aims to be a strong and wide platform of support and promotion of contemporary playwriting across Europe.


Fabulamundi’s main objectives are:

1. Promote the circulation, translation, publication and staging of new plays across Europe, through an ongoing exchange process supported by the participating organizations.

2. Promote the knowledge and circulation of valuable playwrights in Europe through an ongoing program of mobility and exchange.

3. Support the playwrights’ professional development, through a wide and ongoing program of peer to peer learning activities, networking and encounters with other playwrights, professionals and stakeholders.

4. Involve drama related organizations (theatres, festivals, playwrights’ associations, publishers, drama schools…) in the development of specific competences (Audience Development, co-production, training…)

5. Enhance a favourable ‘ecosystem’ for new plays and playwrights circulation and production, promoting the dialogue and the cooperation among the different stakeholders involved in the value chain.

6. Create an international network of playwrights, artists, professionals and stakeholders (from public institutions to drama schools, from cultural associations

to publishing associations) aimed at strengthening the whole drama sector, in a long-term perspective.

7. Promote Audience Development in the drama sector at EU level, through the definition, testing, assessing and dissemination of specific strategies.

8. Create, test and assess collaborative strategies and methodologies for the promotion of playwriting at EU level, to be replicated in a long-term perspective with the aim of guaranteeing the sustainability of the project.


Fabulamundi numbers:

80 authors preselected from 8 Countries/dramaturgies (10 authors each)

160 preselected plays (approx 2 per author)

80 authors and 160 plays inserted in Fabulamundi online catalogue

40 authors and 40 plays from 8 “twinned dramaturgies” inserted in the online Fabulamundi Catalogue

Therefore, a total amount of 120 authors out of 16 Countries and 200 texts in circulation and promotion.

Czech authors