with Ulrich Khuon (DT Director) and Birgit Lengers (Festival Curator)
Friday, 19 June 2020 at 17.00 h
Virtual room: Forecourt
Saturday, 20 June, 18.00-19.00 h (15 minutes each)
Followed by follow-up conversations in the chat
Virtual room: Hall
1. Poland in the 21st Century or The-Jarry-Scale
a video collage by Tomasz Cymerman, "Seingeist" and Wojtek Klemm (Poland)
The ultra-conservative PiS party has been ruling Poland for the past five years. Economy and technology are booming, while the whole country slides socio-politically into the Middle Ages. People who think differently or are considered to be different arestalked, pursued, haunted. Three Polish theatremakers invented The-Jarry-Scale to measure the absurdity of everyday Polish life. In their cinematic collage they look into the European heart of darkness: "The plot takes place in Poland, therefore nowhere" (Alfred Jarry, King Ubu).
2. What You Only Talk About Behind Closed Doors
performative lecture by Ada Mukhina and Olga Shilyaeva (Russia)
German by Nina Wiener
The director Ada Mukhina and the author Olga Shiljaeva show practical examples from their current work in Moscow (Locker Room Talk, Meyerhold Center
and 28 Days
, teatr.doc), which exposes the sexism of language and brings the menstrual cycle into theatre. They talk about the "issue of women" in Russia and how the reactions to these works have shaped their feminism.
3. The Fragility of Civilization
interview by Pavlo Arie with Natalia Vorozhbit (author) and Tamara Trunova (director of Bad Roads
Dramaturg Pavlo Arie (Left Banks Theatre, Kiev) talks to author Natalia Vorozhbit about her research and theatre work in the war zone and the special situation of women between the frontlines, between the role of victim and accomplice. He asks the director Tamara Trunova about the representability of real horror and why the war in Eastern Ukraine belongs on the theatres stages today.
News from the East?
Webinar with the European Theatre Convention (ETC)
partner theatres from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and Czech Republik, Moderation: Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director
The pandemic is becoming a magnifying glass for socio-political grievances and makes visible how varying their effects are in different countries. In this Workshop, four member theatres of the European Theatre Convention from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic will come together and reflect on the changed circumstances and the associated consequences to both their theatres and their countries. Is it possible to be in solidarity? To look out for others in times like these? Or even necessary?
Followed by a Q&A in the chat
Moderated by Heidi Wiley
Translations by Fridjof Vareschi und Agnieszka Fietz
Participants: Actor and director Pavel Horodnitsky and Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder Natalia Kaliada from Belarus Free Theatre
(Belarus/UK), Artistic Director Norbert Rakowski and Michał Rogulski International Project Manager from JK Opole Theatre
(Poland), Artistic Director Daniel Špinar and Chief Dramaturg Marta Ljubková from National Theatre Prague
(Czech Republic), Founder and director Vladyslav Troitskyi and actor and project manager Andrii Palatnyi from CCA Dakh theater/FCA Gogolfest
Workshop held in English
Virtual Place: Saal
Sunday, 21 June 12–13.30 h
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Drag King Workshop
with the creators of Queendom
Imagine you could be a man for a night! Have you ever explored your own masculinity? In this drag king workshop we give a taste of this experience and offer you a unique transformation. We will blur the borders of our gender together.
Search for possibilities for your Drag King costume in advance and collect elements for the workshop which can help your transformation. The workshop will be facilitated by Luca Borsos (creator, performer) and Veronika Szabó (director, performer) of Queendom
Sunday, 21 June 17–18.30 h
Virtual Place: Actor’s dressing room
Workshop held in English
Maximum number of participants: 14
Registration required under: firstname.lastname@example.org