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The World Reads Jan Kochanowski from New York, Athens, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Los Angeles
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The World Reads Jan Kochanowski from New York, Athens, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Los Angeles

A project of Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, and Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland

Sunday 30 June 2019
International
Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase
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Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase

by Amanda L. Andrei
19 June 2019
Conversation about the Meet the Neighbours project
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Conversation about the Meet the Neighbours project

Who do you work for?—an international symposium on artistic practices with local communities, hosted by Labirynt Gallery and East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) in Lublin, Poland

Friday 14 December 2018
Lublin, Poland
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The World Reads Jan Kochanowski from New York, Athens, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Los Angeles
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The World Reads Jan Kochanowski from New York, Athens, Warsaw, London, Madrid, Los Angeles

A project of Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, and Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland

Sunday 30 June 2019
International

The World Reads Jan Kochanowski from New York, Athens, Warsaw, London, Madrid, and Los Angeles on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Sunday 30 June.

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Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase
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Risk in the Body and World at Warsaw’s Generation After 3 Showcase

19 June 2019

Amanda L. Andrei reflects on Warsaw’s Generation After 3 festival, which had the theme of “risky projects,” and discusses four pieces she saw on risk as it relates to the body and the world.

Meet the Neighbours project logo
Conversation about the Meet the Neighbours project
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Conversation about the Meet the Neighbours project

Who do you work for?—an international symposium on artistic practices with local communities, hosted by Labirynt Gallery and East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) in Lublin, Poland

Friday 14 December 2018
Lublin, Poland

East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) and Labirynt Gallery presented a livestreaming conversation about the Meet the Neighbours project during the Who do you work for? international symposium at Labirynt Gallery in Lublin, Poland on artistic practices with local communities. Livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 14 December 2018 at 14:00 UTC +1 (Berlin) / 13:00 UTC +0 (London) / 8 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

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Exploring the Work and Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski with the Stories from the Eastern West Podcast, Part 1
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Exploring the Work and Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski with the Stories from the Eastern West Podcast, Part 1

Theatre History Podcast #71

6 December 2018

The Theatre History Podcast is proud to partner with Stories from the Eastern West to present the first of a two-part episode on the life and work of revolutionary theatre director Jerzy Grotowski.

Conversations from the Malta Festival Poznań
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Conversations from the Malta Festival Poznań

Friday 22 June - Saturday 23 June 2018
Poznań, Poland

The Malta Festival Poznań, Poland presented two conversations livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 22 June - Saturday 23 June 2018.

In Kraków, Good Ghosts and Bad at the 2017 Divine Comedy Festival
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In Kraków, Good Ghosts and Bad at the 2017 Divine Comedy Festival

13 March 2018

Robert Duffley reflects on four shows from the 2017 Divine Theatre Comedy Festival in Kraków, Poland.

What is forbidden? About political theatre and politicisation of theatre in Poland
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What is forbidden? About political theatre and politicisation of theatre in Poland

A debate about the dangers to artistic freedom

Friday 20 October 2017

The Dialog-Wrocław International Theatre Festival in Poland presented the debate What is forbidden? About political theatre and politicisation of theatre in Poland​ livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 20 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.

Why do we need theatre?
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Why do we need theatre?

A debate about cultural institutions in tae world where the freedom of creation is endangered.

Thursday 19 October 2017
Poland

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.

Theatre and Democracy: Institutional Practices in Polish Theatre
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Theatre and Democracy: Institutional Practices in Polish Theatre

The Polish Theatre Journal

Friday 13 October 2017
Lublin, Poland

The 22nd edition of Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland presented the discussion Theatre and Democracy: Institutional Practices in Polish Theatre with the Polish Theatre Journal livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 13 October at 17:00 CEST (Lublin/Berlin) / 18:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 4 p.m. BST (London) / 15:00 UTC / 11 a.m. EDT (New York) / 8 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles). Follow @HowlRoundTV and @konfrontacje on Twitter for updates.

Encountering Eastern Europe
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Encountering Eastern Europe

4 March 2017

Jamie Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer of HowlRound, reports on a trip she took in fall 2016 to explore, deepen, and build partnerships with theatremakers and organizations in Eastern Europe.

The Fatherkillers
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The Fatherkillers

A Debate with Five Polish Women Theatre Directors

Friday 16 December 2016
Paris, France

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland), Alternatives théâtrales: La revue du théâtre contemporain (Belgium), and Galerie Hus (France) presented The Fatherkillers—a debate with five Polish women theatre directors. Friday 16 December 2016. In Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV and use #howlround

A performance of WarSawSirenaF451 at Project Curie City-experimental incubator of art from Warsaw
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A performance of WarSawSirenaF451 at Project Curie City-experimental incubator of art from Warsaw

Thursday 15 December 2016
Paris, France

Project Curie City presented a performance of WarSawSirenaF451—scenes by Warsaw women—livestreamed from Paris, France on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 December. In Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV and use #howlround

Radical Theatre in Poland
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Radical Theatre in Poland

27 November 2016

Brian Hashimoto travels to Poland and reports on the 2016 Malta Festival.

Lecture by Bojana Kunst, Author of Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism
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Lecture by Bojana Kunst, Author of Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Monday 10 October 2016
Lublin, Poland

The 21st edition of Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland presented a lecture by Bojana Kunst, author of Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 10 October at 15:00 CEST (Lublin/Berlin) / 16:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 2 p.m. BST (London) / 13:00 UTC / 9 a.m. EDT (New York). Follow @HowlRoundTV and @konfrontacje on Twitter for updates.

Performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania)
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Performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania)

Saturday 8 October 2016

The 21st edition of Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland presented a performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 8 October at 18:00 CEST (Berlin) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 5 p.m. BST (London) / 16:00 UTC / 12 p.m. EDT (New York) / 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco). Follow @HowlRoundTV and @konfrontacje on Twitter for updates. 

Can Tadeusz Kantor’s ideas about death be revived in theatre about dementia?
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Can Tadeusz Kantor’s ideas about death be revived in theatre about dementia?

4 May 2016

Minna Vallaste writes about a piece she created about dementia using ideas from Kantor’s Theatre of Death.

Remembering Amelia Hertz: Decadent Histories: Four Plays
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Remembering Amelia Hertz: Decadent Histories: Four Plays

Monday 28 March 2016
New York, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented a reading and discussion about Polish-Jewish playwright Amelia Hertz (1878-1942) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 28 March at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 22:30 GMT / 23:30 BST (London). On Twitter, use #howlround to join the conversation.

Spectacular
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Spectacular

The Art of Theatre Spectacle

15 September 2015

Playwright and actor Natalie Osborne distinguishes spectacle from special effects and advocates for spectacle with minimalist staging.

The Reduta Theatre
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The Reduta Theatre

Grotowski’s Forgotten Model

7 August 2015

Scholar Cole Matson explores the influence of the Reduta Theatre in Poland on Jerzy Grotowski and the Polish experimental theatre tradition.

A Conversation between Stacy Klein of Double Edge Theatre and Jennifer Johnson of The Charlestown Working Theater
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A Conversation between Stacy Klein of Double Edge Theatre and Jennifer Johnson of The Charlestown Working Theater

29 April 2015

Jennifer Johnson, of The Charlestown Working Theater, who has trained with Double Edge Theatre, interviews Stacy Klein, Founding Artistic Director of Double Edge about the evolution of Double Edge’s training method.

Women Directors in Poland
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Women Directors in Poland

11 April 2015

Scholar Magda Romanska presents an overview of contemporary women directors 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.