The Mobile European Trailer Theatre (METT) is an independent group of artists based in Chişinău (Republic of Moldova). It was founded by playwright Nicoleta Esinencu and is primarily comprised of young actors and graphic artists.
The METT has two aims: firstly, to renew theatre in the Republic of Moldova and, secondly, to explore unconventional forms of expression.
The theatre employs new approaches to drama, staging and acting to present a critique of aesthetics and social policy referencing concrete social and political problems.
The productions are interdisciplinary projects located at the border between plays and performance in the sense of conceptual art. In the realisation of the pieces, the METT utilizes a wide range of technical effects, from amplifying or distorting the voices to diverse media such as, for example, video projection.
The project was launched in 2007 with a performance of "Face Control“ (in Rumanian and German), directed by Nicoleta Esinencu at the Academy Solitude in Stuttgart. The METT's other performances include "Meres sans chatte“ in 2007 at the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, and "Zuckerfrei“ in 2008 at the Societätstheater in Dresden. In June 2008, "√.md“ and "Moldova Camping“ were performed at the HAU2 theatre in Berlin and at the THEATERFORMEN festival in Braunschweig.