Crossing the Line / Trasna Na Líne
Crossing The Line is a network of six European theatre companies: all leaders in the field of working with learning disabled artists. The network was founded in 2014 when the three theatre companies Moomsteatern in Sweden, Compagnie de L’Oiseau Mouche in France and Mind The Gap in UK joined together in a co-operative partnership to carry out the first Crossing The Line project over a time period of 2,5 years (Dec 2014 – May 2017), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. This project culminated in Crossing the Line festival in Roubaix, France 2017.
The same three partners are now involved in the project Ogmius, co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme.
The CTL family has grown and now include Blue Teapot Theatre Company in Ireland, Theater Babel in The Netherlands and Teatr 21 in Poland. These three theatre companies have joined forces with Moomsteatern and Compagnie de L’Oiseau Mouche in the partnership project Trasna Na Líne, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme.
Artistically led and committed to meeting the new challenges of producing and touring theatre made by learning disabled and non-disabled theatre makers, our aim is to bring our artists together to learn from and with each other. We engage with creative and audience development processes and develop connections with a wider network of European theatre companies with a focus on learning disabled artists. The partnership project also include the second edition of Crossing the Line festival. This was taking place in Galway in May 2020, as part of the European Capital of Culture 2020, but had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. The partnership is now working on a new plan for the festival.