FESTIVAL / FEBRUARY 14 TO 17, 2019
From 14-17 February, the Münchner Kammerspiele will present outstanding productions by the next generation of Polish directors. The focus is on plays that turn away from dominant Polish theatre traditions and generate their own new stories and ways of working. Four plays will be shown, all of which are formally very different, but which have one thing in common: the breakdown and reinterpretation of traditional genre boundaries and the desire to engage with the power and impact of theatre. Collective theatre-making is essentially social in nature and therefore a space that facilitates – or even requires – the invention of new models of social interaction. That is why the audience plays an important role, as does the longing for a joint reinvention of the future. Current instances of political crisis are also reflected in present-day theatre: familiar narratives and attributions are being interrupted and new forms of theatre are emerging. The festival will be accompanied by discussions and lectures that deal with the collapse of democracy, the strengthening of right-wing populism throughout Europe and feminism as an international counter-movement.
Experts from the fields of philosophy, sociology, art, and political science will examine pressing questions that concern not only Polish society but the whole of Europe. As part of the festival, we will also be showing a special edition of the ensemble’s karaoke format “Wuss”.
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