Symposium

What is “national theatre”? What is the role of those institutions in today's world? Directors of national stages from all over the world will have a chance to discuss those issues for the third time. Comments and lectures by renowned intellectuals will honour the debate.

This year, to highlight the 250th Jubilee of the National Theatre, the Symposium will be opened to the public.

National Theatres’ Symposium – Agenda

Friday, November 20

SESSION 10.00-12.00

- Opening words.

- Keynote speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.

- Panel 1 – The Actuality of National Theatres. Initiating speakers: Karin Bergmann (Burgtheater, Austria), Magnus Florin (Dramaten, Sweden).

SESSION 14.00-16.30

- Panel 1 – The Actuality of National Theatres. Debate.

- The Birthday Gift – Burgtheater for Teatr Narodowy. Philipp Hauss: Kantor Lecture.

collaboration

 

Saturday, November 21

SESSION 10.00-12.30

- Keynote speaker: Homi Bhabha.

- Panel 2 – The Nationality of National Theatres. Initiating speakers: Neil Murray (National Theatre of Scotland; Abbey Theatre, Ireland), Fumio Owada (Japan Arts Council).

SESSION 14.00-16.30

- Keynote speaker: Elżbieta Matynia.

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- Panel 2 – The Nationality of National Theatres. Debate.

- Symposium Closing.

Proceedings in English. Introductions in German and Japanese  translated into Polish and English.

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  • Solidarity with Ukraine

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • MARY STUART | premiere 21 May

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue. 

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.

  • THE CASTLE

    A stage adaptation of the unfinished novel by one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka, directed by Paweł Miśkiewicz.

  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.

  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.




  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.

  • THREE SISTERS

    One of the most important play in the world drama canon: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov directed by Jan Englert.

  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.

  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand? Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 

  • THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE

    The premiere of The History of the National Theatre, a series of books commemorating the National Stage’s 250th anniversary.


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of  Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute!

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