Conference: Theatre as a way to inclusion

We had a big meeting in Warsaw to talk about inclusion in theatre. People from Teatr 21, Blue Apple Theatre, and Aldente Theatre shared their thoughts. Students from Rytmus also talked about what they found out from the Be IN! project. Lots of theatre experts from different places came to join us.

We also watched some amazing theatre shows. For example, Teatr 21 did a play called Libido Romantico, which deals with the sexual needs of people with disabilities and society’s (un)willingness to listen to them…

The outcome of the conference is the publication Theatre as a Path to Inclusion, which is available in three languages and can be downloaded for free.

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1st part 10:30 a.m.Theater – from therapy’s opression towards culture of care
moderator: Wiktoria Siedlecka-Dorosz
Center for Inclusive Arts / The Maria Grzegorzewska University 
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Richard Conlon, Blue Apple Theatre – Winchester
A Revolution With A Smile On Its Face

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Erdmute Sobaszek, Węgajty Theater
A theater of need. Inclusion at Węgajty Theater

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Agnieszka Piasecka, International Biennale, Theater Meetings Therapy and Theater – Łódź; Theater – YES or NO? – Toruń
„Today is my birthday” – from an international festival to a local theater fighting for a social change

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Karolina Wiktor, independent artist
It’s good that I made art yesterday, today I have less fear – a performer on life change


2nd part 12:45 p.m. CRIPPING THE STAGE – representation on theater scenes
moderator: Katarzyna Ojrzyńska University of Łódź

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Vendula Kacetlová, The Janáček Academy of Performing Arts (JAMU) – Brno
The Diversity of a Human Being – The Uniqueness of its Expression

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Jitka Vrbkova, Divadlo Aldente – Brno
Actor-specific theatre or Inclusion – a word we no longer need

1:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m.Aleksandra Skotarek, Teatr 21 – Warsaw
The actress’s body and the audience’s morality

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dominika Feiglewicz, Migawka Foundation – Cracow
Between – on the opportunities arising from the experience of working with the d/Deaf in theater and art education

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Klára Kulhavá, Lenka Galatíková
Group of researchers within the project BE IN(CLUSIVE)! – Brno
Together On Stage or the interplay of actors with and without otherness (not only) through the eyes of the audience


3rd part 3:45 p.m. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTITUTIONS – various artists and available offers
moderator: Monika Dubiel, University of Warsaw

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Igor Stokfiszewski, Krytyka Polityczna – Warsaw
Institution and its community. Programming of activities based on values and needs

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Filip Pawlak, Europe Beyond Access – Berlin
From faking to real avant-garde – on social responsibility of cultural institutions

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Beata Szczucińska, The National Academy of Dramatic Art – Warsaw Castle under siege

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Nele Jahnke, Münchner Kammerspiele – Monachium

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kinga Chudobińska-Zdunik, The National Academy of Dramatic Art – Warsaw
Slow down. I need a break, I can’t keep up with you – director on health slow motion

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Anna Rochowska, TR Warszawa; Instytut Teatralny
TR WITHOUT BARRIERS – expanded thinking about accessibility

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Anna Żórawska and Robert Więckowski, Culture Without Barriers Foundation
The only way – accessibility

5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Dagmara Gumkowska, Silesian Theatre; 
OPEN THE DOOR International Festival – Katowice
Inclusion – strategies and challenges

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