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Thursday 19 October 2017

Why do we need theatre? at Dialog-Wrocław International Theatre Festival, Poland

Thursday 19 October 2017


The Dialog-Wrocław International Theatre Festival in Poland presented the debate Why do we need theatre? livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 19 October at 16:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2) / 17:00 EEST (Beirut, UTC +3) / 3 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 14:00 UTC +0 / 10 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4). In Twitter, follow @howlround for updates and use #howlround.

In a world where xenophobia and nationalism are slowly taking hold and power is gained by populists who, under the guise of safety and security, build new authoritarian systems, cultural institutions become important defenders of freedom and civil liberties. 

One question remains: 

What should be the tasks of cultural institutions in the world where the freedom of creation is endangered? 

This is the starting point for our debate.



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Matthias Lilienthal (Münchner Kammerspiele)
Selma Spahić (International Theatre Festival MESS)
Wouter van Ransbeek (Toneelgroep Amsterdam)
Jens Hillje (Gorki Theater)
Goran Injac (Mljadinsko Theatre)

Moderated by:
Edwin Bendyk (newsmagazine Polityka)


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