Kaleidoscope 2018

Kalejdoskop 2017

Jury and workshop leader 2018

2018 participants and guests

2018 results

IV International Festival of Youth Theaters “Kaleidoscope”

June 8 – 10, 2018

We have the qualifying results. Thank you for all your submissions. This year there were a lot of them. The choice wasn’t easy. We tried to make our festival very diverse in terms of the theatrical forms used. 20 bands, over 200 participants wanted to take part in our festival. We would like to host you all, but unfortunately this is not possible. We invite those who failed to qualify this year next year.

The qualified teams are:

  1. Tetraedr Theater – Racibórz Cultural Center
  1. Teatr Re / actor – Youth Culture Center for them. Sr. Wyspiański in Bolesławiec
  1. The State of Emergency Theater, Staromiejskie Centrum Kultury Młodzieży in Krakow
  1. ADHD Theater – Youth Palace Katowice
  1. Lepszy Profil Theater – Municipal Cultural Center in Piotrków Trybunalski
  1. Magic casket, Youth Palace in Lviv
  1. 8. Caprys Theater (both groups) – Community Center in Łapy
  1. Kukufas Theater – Extracurricular Work Center No. 4 in Zabrze “Center for Creative Education”
  1. Theater M.D.K. , Youth Culture Center in Rzeszów
  1. Exit Theater, Co-operative House of Culture, Stalowa Wola15.

12 Teatr Trzcina, Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Jury and workshop leader 2018

Joanna Holcgreber – actress, educator and culture animator. From September 1995. in the team of the Center for Theater Practices “Gardzienice”. Since then, he has actively and creatively participated in all theatrical and educational projects organized by and with the participation of the Theater. It is the core of the team. He specializes in conducting “reciprocal training” and “cheironomy” – specific forms of acting training, created and developed on the basis of “Gardzienice”.

Przemysław Buksiński – actor, academic teacher, reciter, deriving from the word. Graduate of the Jagiellonian University. For 11 years he has been a trainer of stage improvisation techniques. Founder and artistic director of Epicenter of Theater Techniques at the Academic Cultural Center of UMCS “Chatka Żaka” in Lublin, originator of artistic meetings 3/4 SCENE Strength and night of improvisation. Winner of the Acting Award at the 17th National Comedy Festival Talia in Tarnów in 2013. Since 2009, the host of the Cultural Awards Gala Żurawie in Polish Radio Lublin. Member of the Award Committee of the City of Lublin in 2009.

Marek Kościółek – creator of the proprietary “Krzyk” Theater in Maszewo, director of all its performances. Social activist, pedagogue, political scientist and educator. One of the leaders of the West Pomeranian Theater Offensive established in 2012, which brings together over a dozen theater entities from the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.

He graduated from the Academy of Theater Practices in Gardzienice and post-graduate studies at the State Higher School of Theater in Kraków, faculty in Wrocław. He practiced socially and theatrically in, among others, Albania, Iran, Greece, Russia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Georgia. For over a decade he has been associated with cultural and social activities in Ukraine, where he implements his own educational programs.

He initiated many theater festivals and social actions, and was a juror at theater festivals.

He conducts classes and workshops with young people, children and adults. He is involved in activities related to Cultural Education in West Pomerania.

Apart from that, she works with the charges of the VLC and care and educational institutions. He also conducts classes with convicts and people with intellectual disabilities. For several years, he has been co-creating an understanding between culture, business, school and social institutions in Maszewo. It also initiates co-educational and cultural agreements between the smallest ones in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.


WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS CONDUCTED BY ACTORS OF THE “GARDZIENICE” Theater: Joanna Holcgreber, Tetiana Oreshko, Anna Dąbrowska, Marcin Mrowca, Paweł Kieszko

About the workshop:

The workshop session will refer to the theatrical practices developed in the Gardzienice Theater. It will include hands-on exercises with the body and voice relating to ancient sources (music, ancient Greek iconography, fragments of texts). The workshop will also include morning trainings.

About the lecturers:

Tetiana Oreshko comes from Kiev (Ukraine). In 2013, she graduated from the National University of Theater, Cinema and TV (Kiev). A graduate of the Academy of Theater Practices “Gardzienice”. From September 2012. employed at the Gardzienice Center for Theater Practices. Currently, she takes part in performances and artistic and educational projects of the Gardzienice Theater as an actress and musician.

Marcin Mrowca – actor, educator, cultural animator, musician, founder of the music bands “Orkiestra pw. St. Mikołaja ”and“ Hojra ”. He has been cooperating with the Gardzienice Center for Theater Practices since 1990, and since 1993 he has been permanently employed in the theater company. Actively and creatively participates in theatrical and educational projects organized by the Center. It is the core of the Center’s team that conducts teaching sessions, organized in many places in Poland and abroad, for students of theater schools, culture animators, actors and directors. She specializes in conducting music classes and working with the choir.

Paweł Kieszko – the main coordinator of theatrical technique, actor, instructor and trainer of theatrical physics at the Center for Theater Practices “Gardzienice”.

Anna Maria Dąbrowska – actress of the Center for Theater Practices “Gardzienice” since 2001, when she graduated from the Academy of Theater Practices “Gardzienice”. MA in Psychology by education and a graduate of postgraduate studies in Cultural Diplomacy as well as Relaxation and Yoga. She conducts theater practice workshops and cooperates with non-governmental organizations on artistic, cultural and social projects (theater, music, health promotion).


 “Workshops – my meeting with you”.

Because how else should you call workshops today in this “rushing” world? What matters to me is what is inside us, what thoughts, events, feelings and emotional states accompany us here and now. What impressions do we come across in the context of questions about the space in which we live.

Through my theatrical experience, I would like to share with you a part of my journey which I call my own identity. And that it will be lively, reflective, organic and fun? I hope so, at least. And I believe that during this short time we will try to discover and ask together.

About the workshop:


About the workshop:

During the course, participants will get to know and take part in a number of improvisational games, learn the basic principles of improvisation.

2019 participants and guests

Kaprys Theater

 (House of Culture in Łapy)

“Drwa” performance

Duration of the performance: 40 minutes.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 16.30 / Carmina room

Directed by Adam Karasiewicz based on stories by Michał Zoszczenka

Screenplay: Adam Karasiewicz

About the show:

The absurdity of Soviet Russia of the twenties of the last century may still surprise despite the passage of time, especially since there is always a wise and stupid man in the background, harming and harmed … (eh)

About the theater:

The Kaprys Theater has been performing on stages all over Poland for over eight years. Dozens of young artists have passed through the band, some of them “took root” for a longer time, and they are the core of the current composition of the group. The play “Drwa” is based on the stories of Mikhail Zoshchenko – in Russia referred to as Chekhov’s spiritual heir. Besides, not without reason. Zoszczenko is entertaining, Zoszczenko is moved, Zoszczenko in a light and peculiar way for our eastern neighbors makes us reflect. Is it worth getting carried away into this world? We leave this decision to the viewers and their hearts … After all, many things have changed thanks to the heart, haven’t you?

ADHD Theater

 (Youth Palace Katowice)

The performance “S. I. Witkacy “

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 17.30 / Carmina room

Directed by Iwona Woźniak

Scenario: the team led by Iwona Woźniak

About the show:

The performance “S. I. Witkacy “was based on the texts of 7-year-old Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz entitled:” Comedies from family life “. Preparations for this art took 2 years. At that time, members of the group participated in workshops at the Theater of his name in Zakopane. The show presents the events in the life of the young artist and his unusual perception of the world. The creation of this performance was inspired not only by the texts of little Staś, but also by the experience of our lives.

About the theater:

The group operates at the Youth Palace in Katowice. It creates and develops under the watchful eye of Mrs. Iwona Woźniak. Their performances are born out of workshops, weekly meetings and joint trips, during which group members gain not only acting skills, but also knowledge about the art of various artists. The play “Witkacy” took two years to come into existence. During this long period of time, he changed his form and new faces appeared in the band. Nobody really knows where the name of the group came from, but everyone agrees that it often accurately describes the young artists belonging to the group.

Exit Theater

 (Cooperative House of Culture, Stalowa Wola)

The performance “The Scream of the Butterfly”

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 18.20 / Carmina room

Directed by: Krzysztof Czubak

Screenplay: Krzysztof Czubak

About the show:

About being lost in the adult world, about questions that we are not able to answer or the answers to which we are afraid to hear, about the strength of adolescent feelings, about entering adulthood with the awareness of a child and maturing to be an adult, we hear about it as we follow behind the heroes of the performance “The Scream of the Butterfly”.

About the theater:

Teatr “Output” was established in 2007. From the very beginning, it was aimed at stimulating the imagination, shaping the sensitivity and culture of the language of young people. The team includes junior high school students working under the supervision of Krzysztof Czubak. The repertoire of the theater includes original performances, which are the result of participants’ deliberations on the topics they raise.

Trzcina Theater

 (Tomaszow Mazowiecki)

Performance “S.A.L.I.G.I.A.”

Duration of the performance: 20 minutes.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 20.30 / Carmina room

Directed by: Karina Góra

Screenplay: Karina Góra

About the show:

Superbia. Avaritia. Luxuria. Invidia. Bump. Ira. Acedia.

SALIGIA is an attempt to look at a man. The 7 deadly sins become a pretext to expose human nature, to discover what is hidden under the skin of each of us, even when crossing the thin line between life and death. The appearing apple symbol can mean life, happiness, human sensitivity, sensuality, but also wealth, power and immortality. The crucible of beliefs, or without faith, finishes the image of a white peacock, for some, a hope of resurrection, for others, a way of reincarnation, and for others, a meaningless bird in the feeling that “life” is only here and now.

About the theater:

Teatr Trzcina has been operating for 10 years. Young artists closely observe the world, life and man, creating characters for their original performances on stage. The synergy of the arts allows them to use and use various means of expression to communicate with the audience. They create in the convention of the theater of movement, plastic theater, visual theater. The current cast was appointed in January 2017, preparing the premiere of the performance inspired by the seven deadly sins “SALIGIA”. It is one of two plays staged by this line-up of actors. The topic was taken up in a broad metaphor, as an attempt to search for answers, from which in each of us so much hatred, discord, observing the current situation nationally and internationally. Philosophical threads became the canvas for a short story, where our imperfections intertwine in the human crucible, and the will to have power is dominant. The whole is crowned with a broad metaphor of a white peacock symbolizing the journey of souls.

Magic Casket Theater

(Youth Palace in Lviv)

“People in boxes”

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 14.40 / Granary

Directed by Olena Milevska

Screenplay: Olena Milevska

About the show:

We live, but we don’t have time to live. We become a gray cog in the expression of existence, and worse, we do it at our own request. It’s time to change it – this is the main message of the performance.

About the theater:

The group has been operating at the Youth Palace in Lviv since 2002. He is a participant and winner of many international theater festivals in Poland, Belarus, Estonia, Slovakia and Lithuania. From 2015. works as a shadow theater.

Theater M.D.K. that is, Young Brave Partridges

 (Youth Culture Dock in Rzeszów)

“Cinnamon dust” performance

Duration of the performance: 40 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 15.10 / Carmina room

Directed by Monika Adamiec

Screenplay: Monika Adamiec

About the show:

Through the torn sheet in time, the heroes of Bruno Schulz’s prose slide into our reality. For a short while, people, figures, objects and our ideas about the legend of Schulz come to us, bear witness to themselves, to disappear like a dream again and leave us to reflect.

We are invited, even for a brief moment, to the enchanting world, which is a mixture of dreams, dreams, scraps of unreal reality. Each character carries luggage with him, his story about life. “Scraps” of Schulz’s stories, like scraps of our young life, hide regret, longing, a sense of loss, sadness, a real feeling for a loved one, desire, I rule revenge, hope and mystery.

Bruno Schulz left us his notes and drawings, “scraps of himself”. Curious about his world, we ask where are the remaining “treasures”? We hope that somewhere, at some point, in some unknown attic in Drohobych, Lviv, Warsaw, Zakopane, under a layer of metaphysical feathers and cinnamon dust, we will find lost letters, letters, drawings and graphics by Bruno Schulz. Let’s be vigilant, let’s look for …

About the theater:

The M.D.K or Young Brave Partridges Theater has been operating in the Youth Cultural Center in Rzeszów since 2001. The young actors are students of secondary schools in Rzeszów. The presented performance entitled “Cinnamon Dust” is the fifth premiere of the Theater M.D.K. directed by Monika Adamiec. The theater actively participates in theater festivals all over Poland, incl. at the Theater Festival in Horyniec Zdrój, Rzeszów Theater Meetings “Zwieciardła”, National Confrontations of Youth Theaters in Łódź, Festival of Theater Arts in Rybnik, Festival Dressage Białołęki in Warsaw, National Theater Festival “YOUTH ZATARGI WITH THEATER” and many others in Bolesławiec.

Lepszy Profile Theater

 (Municipal Cultural Center in Piotrków Trybunalski)

“Face to face” performance

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 16.00 / Granary

Directed by Małgorzata Kowalczyk

Screenplay: Małgorzata Kowalczyk based on “13 fairy tales from the kingdom of Lailonia for big and small” “by Leszek Kołakowski

About the show:

The performance “Face to Face” is the band’s first adventure with form. The actors wear masks for most of the performance. The grotesque “Fairy Tales from the Kingdom of Lailonia” by Leszek Kołakowski made it possible to use very different masks. The heroes of these stories try to control their own image in the eyes of others, in the hope of acquiring their own identity. This leads to a disaster.

About the theater:

The theater was established in 2012 under the name “Kogel – Mogiel”. In the spring of 2016. changed its name to “Lepszy profil” and has been working in an almost unchanged composition since then. The theater performed on “Kaleidoscope” with its previous performances. For the show “I am” in 2016. received the 2nd prize for grace, tenderness and unpretentiousness on the stage, in 2017. won an award for efficiently telling a story and attempting to create characteristic characters in the performance: “Who will run with me?”

Kukufas Theater

 (Out-of-school Work Center No. 4 in Zabrze, “Creative Education Center”)

The performance “Why a child is cooking in a mumble”

Duration of the performance: 25 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 16.40 / Carmina room

Directed by: Nina Wolska

Screenplay: Nina Wolska

About the show:

Seen through the eyes of a child, the dramatic fate of a family of Romanian circus performers. Parents and two daughters fled Romania, believing in the illusion of a rich life in the West. But the reality they live in is very different from their dreams. All they experience is a constant sense of danger, uprooting, disappointment and bitterness. From their former life, the sisters only have a fairy tale about a child cooking in a mumble, which the girls tell each other again and again, in increasingly cruel versions.

About the theater:

The group consists of four high school students who are in one class, and they started their adventure with the theater two years ago.

Kaprys Theater

 (House of Culture in Łapy)

The performance “What this spectacle is not about”

Duration of the performance: 40 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 17.10 / Granary

Directed by Adam Karasiewicz

Screenplay: Adam Karasiewicz

About the show:

The performance of the middle school group is based on amusing ballads by Igor Sikirycki, although perversely perhaps they are not the main subject of the performance.

About the theater:

The theater is a group of young amateur actors from Łapy. He started active in 2016. Despite, admittedly, only two fully realized performances, he achieved success in an extremely short time. He specializes in comedies, as exemplified by last year’s “Ugly Beauty” and this year’s “Żubr”, but he hopes that in the near future he will expand his repertoire with a few other plays that deviate from the generally accepted convention. Theater actors are distinguished by both the passion they put into creating heroes in which they play on stage, and the unprecedented willingness to act and further develop. The members of the group crave newer and newer challenges, something that will allow them to prove themselves, and to harness their potential.

Tetrahedron Theater

 (Racibórz Cultural Center)

The performance “Because of some mystery”

Duration of the performance: 40 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 18.00 / Carmina room

Directed by Grażyna Tabor

Screenplay: Grażyna Tabor

About the show:

Young actors face a demanding guide (such as W. Gombrowicz) through the world of human nature – twisted, full of appearances, falsehood, cynicism, with a tendency to play games. In a world “smelling of heather and mint, yet strangely unconvincing.”

The actors juggle around conflicting feelings – enchantment and incomprehension, hierarchy of superiority and inferiority, race and faith, the state of alienation and the desire to “belong”. A young, maturing man, full of trust and noble motives, is led through such a crucible. It is an “initiation” story about “crossing” childhood.

“Poor child, he will suffer terribly when he comes to consciousness. Then something like an internal pogrom will take place in it. “

About the theater:

TETRAEDR THEATER – exists since 1992. It is a common path and a piece of life for many young people who have left a lot of good energy, emotions, their own stories here, contributed to the development of a specific style of work and image on stage. The essence of TETRAEDR’s work is organic, physical, appealing to archetypes, rituals and rhythms of everyday life – away from journalism. It is all part of surrealism, absurdity and grotesque. Theater confronts reality through such literary inspirations as: Kajzar, Tuwim, Miłobędzka, Spath, Gombrowicz, Schulz, Veteranyi – limiting the word to a minimum, preferably creating live music on stage. The theater has staged about 28 performances.

Teatr Re / Aktor

 (S. Wyspiański Youth House of Culture in Bolesławiec)

The performance “The Boy Who Learned to Fly”

Duration of the performance: 40 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 18.50 / Granary

Directed by: Aneta Ćwieluch

Screenplay: Aneta Ćwieluch

About the show:

The performance is a biography of Bruno Schulz seen through the eyes of a child and written for him. However, enriched with Schulz’s prose, to complete the atmosphere and magic of the show. The band wants to tell about Bruno in a simple and at the same time mysterious way, wants to remain unsatisfied and curious, and wants to provoke to reach for his works, unfortunately a bit forgotten. The performance features a collective figure of Adela, Bruno and her father. The premiere of the performance took place on March 25, 2018. in Bolesławiec.

About the theater:

The group has been working at MDK in Bolesławiec for 4 years. Most of its members are secondary school students. The composition of the group changes every year. This group has been working together since October 2017. The theater has previously staged three group premieres and 4 monodramas. He has received awards and distinctions at festivals in Łódź, Wrocław and Tychy.


Theater “Kusa Cukier”


Guest performance “About Skutkoch a jestvovaniem”

Duration of the performance: 55 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 20.45 / Carmina room

Directed by Peter Luptovský

Screenplay: Zuzana Bírešová

The performance “O Skutkoch a jestvovaniu” is a special proposal, using non-verbal means of artistic expression. It is a combination of movements, gestures, emotions and music. Artists are interested in topics such as man in relation not only to temporal values ​​such as money, but also to transcendence. The performance is aimed at both adults and teenagers. The theme of the performance is the emotional expression of the world and the man who is part of it, looking for self-esteem in the reality of this world and the relationship with destiny, God and other metaphysical powers that guide us. The show is based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Márquez “A very old gentleman with huge wings”. Searching for emotional substance, self-expression and the outside world through movement, gesture and lack of sthe hunt is the basis of strong movement and the metaphorical expression of action and being. The theater in the performance wanted to compose a story against the background of the magic scene and characters from Márquez’s novels in a different way, but with the same result. Movement, music, emotions and they mutually influence the energy of the actors on stage – in the world of dreams. They provided the basis for inspiring searches for paths to and from the world, ourselves …

Gardzienice Theater


Duration of the performance: 55 minutes.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 22.00 / Granary

The author of the show: Włodzimierz Staniewski

About the show:

It is impossible to play the entire text of Wesele today.

Can not. It is not right.


Because it would be to the great detriment of the Poet.

After all, Wyspiański was a poet, just like Greek tragedians, poets

(and not playwrights) they were called.

For the meanings to be meaningfully expressed, they must be separated from the characters and the dignity of pure poetry must be returned. That Poetry would be a goddess. Separate from Jaśki, Czepce, Maryś, Gospodyń, Wojtek, Isia (leave Czepca!).

And sing. Like Homeric aojids (yes – you need Homer’s lute). ()

Wyspiański uses a symbol and an allusion. To his time. It is impossible to resist allusions to our times in today’s Wedding.

I do not like this. I practice theater operating with universal mythology and archetypes. Codes.

The compulsions and nightmares that are poured out in today’s reality, however, can fuel a stage performance.

These compulsions crammed into trials with desperation worthy of a better cause.

So some stayed.

Like ghosts in Wyspiański’s.

Włodzimierz Staniewski, Wesele – director’s note: fragments

“To find Greek myths and Dionysia in Stanisław Wyspiański’s Wedding – this is the undertaking!

Włodzimierz Staniewski, taking up the Wedding, looks for what is the most burning and universal at the same time. He removes the rest. Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish motifs are intertwined with the music of Zygmunt Konieczny and the paintings of Jacek Malczewski. It sublimates the meaning. “

Dominik Gac

Cast: Mariusz Gołaj, Marcin Mrowca, Joanna Holcgreber, Anna Dąbrowska, Dorota Kołodziej, Maciej Gorczyński, Tetiana Oreszko, Magdalena Pamuła, Kacper Lech, Jarosław Tomica and graduates of the 12th Academy of Theater Practices: Tomasz Lipka, Aleksandra Zawłocka, Martyna Konewka and students of the 13th Academy Theater Practitioners: Anna Nguyen, Maciej Czerniak, Anna Maria Sieklucka, and also Jan Lech

Musicians: Szymon Kałużny, Gabriela Żmigrodzka, Rafał Granat, Filip Pysz, Jakub Stefaniak, Kamil Gosek, Zuzanna Dubiszewska, Adam Lipiński

Stage manager – Michalina Hanzel, XIII Academy for Theater Practices “Gardzienice”

Masks – Ryszard Hodur

Light operator – Paweł Kieszko

Multimedia – Krzysztof Dziwny

Sound operator – Mateusz Bancerz

Center for Theater Practices “Gardzienice”.

Established in 1977 by Włodzimierz Staniewski, on the eastern wall of Poland, right next to the Iron Curtain, it has become known around the world thanks to its performances and rigorous theater practices. Staniewski was looking for a nursery, forgotten by God and history, isolated from the rest of the world, “where the devil says goodnight”, where nothing reaches and where nothing comes out of. He chose the village of Gardzienice. It was – for those times – not only an act of desperation but also a risk of civil suicide. The wonderful prospects offered to him by his theater patrons and the cultural milieu of Kraków and Wrocław have been broken.

People started talking about “Gardzienice”. Young people were drawn to Staniewski from everywhere. He offered them backbreaking work in a ravaged lamus (the legendary 5 x 7 m post-Marian chapel), a flat between a gumn and a pigsty and wandering through the lost villages (famous artistic and research expeditions) in order to “fraternize with the people” . environment.

Today we can risk a statement that the phenomenon called “Gardzienice” was one of the outposts of changes that took place in Poland after 1989.

Over the past 35 years, the Gardzienice Center for Theater Practices has employed several dozen artists and cultural animators from Poland and around the world. Their several-year or even longer contributions to the mission and traces of their creative presence are recorded in the literature on the subject and in annals describing successive battles and stages of the theater evolution. Two of them deserve special recognition. They are Mariusz Gołaj and Tomasz Rodowicz.

In September 2013, a new theater complex was opened in Gardzienice. Brought to a complete destruction by successive rulers (during the sixty post-war years) – the architectural palace and park complex has now been raised from the ruins and ruins and miraculously restored.

Staniewski is the initiator of this project, author of the concept, fundraiser and executor of the implementation – down to the smallest detail. He calls this project his most important directorial work, his opus magnum.

The “Gardzienice” Theater has become well recognized thanks to its in-depth research in the field of indigenous and ancient musical traditions, exceptional acting techniquesm (body, voice), thanks to commitment to creating in a natural environment and emphasizing the principles of reciprocity at work.

Alison Hodge, XX-Century Actor’s Training, Routledge

Staniewski’s theatrical doctrine, called “the ecology of theater”, is mentioned today as one of the most important. Numerous artists and theater and animation groups, both in Poland and abroad, draw abundantly from the exploration and achievements of the Gardzienice Theater. The successive constellations of people whom Staniewski gathered around him constituted – always – an international variety. The exploration of Antiquity and turning to the literary, musical and mythological themes of antiquity made it possible to communicate over cultural and stereotypical divisions.

Tadeusz Kornaś – Włodzimierz Staniewski and the Center for Theater Practices, Homini

This extraordinary, intransigent (…) group, working under the inspiring leadership of Włodzimierz Staniewski … is, in my opinion, one of only a few significant theater groups in the world.

Susan Sontag in the note to Hidden Territories, Routledge

“Puk – Puk” Theater

(Municipal Cultural Center in Świdnik)

Guest performance “Głusi”

Duration of the performance: 30 minutes.

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 21.15 / Carmina room

Directed by Katarzyna Marjasiewicz

Screenplay: Katarzyna Marjasiewicz

About the show:

The protagonists of the show are young people who share a passion for theater. The action takes place during their participation in the rehearsal of the spectacle they create together. The performance shows the relationships between young people and their parents, as well as the theatrical passion of the characters played by the actors. Art heroes rebel against the reality that surrounds them, the prohibitions and orders that limit their freedom. They fight for their rights to happiness and respect for their own interests and passions. They speak in their own language about the problems that concern them.

About the theater:

The theater has existed since February 1997. During that time, many, many people visited the group (so much that it is quite difficult to count them). For some, theater was just a passing adventure, for some it became a life passion.

The aim of the activities carried out in the theater is not to educate a professional actor or to prepare team members for the theater school exams, but to educate an active, creative person who feels needed and artistically fulfilled with a sense of community.

For over twenty years of activity, the group has produced both shows in the technique of a living plan and shows combining a living plan and puppets. The team also created outdoor shows. A significant part of the performances prepared by the theater are original shows.

The group’s achievements also include songs that in 2012. were released on the album “Puk – Pukowe songs”.

The theater is a laureate of many festivals (national and international), including Castle Theater Meetings in Szydłowiec, the International Festival of Children and Youth Theaters “Wigraszek” in Suwałki, the Płock Kramik of Children and Youth Theaters “Heca” in Płock, Confrontation of Small Theater Groups “Theater Feast in Horyniec Zdrój,” Other “Festival of Youth Theaters in Krosno , National Presentations of Amateur Theaters OPTA in Wrocław, as well as the TVP 2 scholarship competition “Creative Valley”, the Internet Review of Students’ Amateur Theater Groups, organized by TVP.

2018 results