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Prague Crossroads The New Stage

Piotr Gruszczyński: THINKING NEW THEATRE


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We use to say that nothing ages more quickly than theatre, and it is true. From that perspective, the programming of the Nowy Teatr (New Theatre) International Cultural Centre in Warsaw is a great challenge. During the debate, some recipes for how to remain for ever young, fresh, juicy and crispy will be presented. Additionally, we will talk about the audience development: how to keep the loyal but more traditional spectators and how to allure impatient trendsetters. A debate based on facts and examples from the real life of a public arts institution!

30 minutes + Q&A
In English, no interpreting

Dr. Piotr Gruszczyński is a theatre critic and dramaturge. Since 2008, he has worked with the Nowy Teatr and Krzysztof Warlikowski. He has co-created adaptations of Warlikowski’s productions (A)pollonia, Un tramway (co-production with the Odeon Theatre, Paris), The End, African Tales of Shakespeare, Kabaret warszawski and The French, Phedres (Odeon Theatre, Paris). He also serves as a co-programmer at the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. Piotr Gruszczyński has written the first in-depth analysis of the new Polish theatre (Ojcobójcy, 2002) and a book comprising interviews with Krzysztof Warlikowski (Szekspir i uzurpator, also translated into French and Romanian). He has worked with the opera director Mariusz Treliński and given lectures at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He is a member of the publishing board of Dialog (Warsaw) and Ubu (Paris).

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