Is 30 seconds enough to present a project idea? Yes! You just have to step on the scene, pick the right words, master a confident position and look your interlocutor in the eyes.
This is what the Bread Houses Network team learned in Krakow as part of the first training in the Erasmus+ project The Pitch: Theatre of Ideas. The project is coordinated by the Trešnjevka Cultural Centre in Croatia and implemented together with six partners from Poland, Greece, Slovenia and Bulgaria. It’s aiming at improving the access to employment of people from unprivileged group (e.g. people with disabilities, unemployed, stigmatized people, and ethnic and/or religion minorities). The partners will achieve this by exchanging knowledge and connecting a method for short presentations – pitching – with educational theatre methods.
In Krakow the Polish organization Multicultura introduced the partners to a method of collective poems writing – a unique instrument which can be used for empowering marginalized groups and expressing their social messages. Check out the performance of the great song that the participants created during the collective writing workshop:
Although there’s a lot at stake,
when you know there’s no mistake
pitching is a piece of cake!
The next meeting will be hosted by Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey between 5 and 11 May.