Polish Theatre

An exploration of different kinds of theatre happening in Poland.

A Real Fictitious Discourse
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A Real Fictitious Discourse

Weronika Szczawińska

17 December 2014

In this installation of the Polish Theater series, Agnieszka Jakimiak talks about the experimental work of Weronika Szczawińska: ever-changing, consistently challenging, and rewarding.

Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski
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Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski

The Theater of Social Anarchy

16 December 2014

Iulia Popovici shares the work of Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski, a couple who make challenging and exciting work often based on political events happening in Poland.

Under Pressure
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Under Pressure

Polish Theatre and The Crisis of Public Theatre Institutions

15 December 2014

Marta Keil presents an overview of the Polish theatre, tracing movements within a new political theatre, addressing the pressure of the market and the openness to artistic experimentation.

Theater of the Eighth Day and Travel Agency Theater—from Student Theatre to Mainstream Polish Alternative
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Theater of the Eighth Day and Travel Agency Theater—from Student Theatre to Mainstream Polish Alternative

15 December 2014

Joanna Wojciechowska explores the work of two theatre companies originally founded by students, now as leaders in Polish experimental theatre, making exciting work in Poland and abroad.

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