What is Teatro Multilingue? Or, better yet, who is Teatro Multilingue?
We are a unique experiment in theatre (and more recently cinema)… a self-funded, independent company producing multilingual shows. What is multilingual? Multilingual means that several languages (usually three or four depending on the length of the show) are mixed naturally and organically within the same story.
Languages, especially our native, are very often taken for granted, while “foreign” languages are sometimes considered a barrier to understanding – to us they are an opportunity, a theatrical opportunity that adds unity and meaning to the stories we portray. Being based in Europe, we couldn’t but reflect this on the current European reality, in which languages and what they mean can (some would say should) be the perfect vehicle to a better understanding of who we are, in relation to ourselves and in relation to others.
Hang on… We know what you’re thinking… “How can I see one of your shows if I don’t speak all of the languages used?” Absolutely no problem! You don’t have to know or speak all of the languages to follow the story, understand what’s going on and have a good time! We have devised a specific format, which is not only adaptable to the content of the play, but to the location where we are. The feedback we’ve had so far, both live and more recently online, has confirmed to us that this “experiment” works.