A new school of thinking, radical approaches and personal statemets. In 2020 the fourth edition moves online.

On-line event English subtitles

A new school of thinking, radical approaches and personal statemets. In 2020 the fourth edition moves online.

On-line event English subtitles


14 September 2020

12:00 In-pandemic theatre. Dispatch from Poland | Artists Talk

Let's use the current crisises to fantasize about working conditions we dream of – join an intense discussion with Showcase’s Artists led by Marta Keil & Grzegorz Reske (Performing Arts Institute)

Attention! There will be two rounds of talks: 

12:00 with directors: Smolar / Piaskowski & Sulima / Kalwat / Karasińska / Szpecht / Jaremko

13:15 with choreographers: Nagabczyńska / Nowak / Kryst / Grudziński

15:00 Local Player Guided Tour | Nowy Teatr

150 years ago, the area currently occupied by Nowy Teatr was used as a clay pit for the production of bricks. Today it is a home for one of the most established Polish theatres. Don’t miss your chance to sneak inside!

Guide: Piotr Gruszczyński, dramaturge of Nowy Teatr

18:00 Jezus | Piaskowski | Nowy Teatr

21:00 Rodos | Grudziński | Komuna/Warszawa

15 September 2020

15:00 Local Player Guided Tour | TR Warszawa

Always on the lookout for new talents and a new language for contemporary theater, TR Warszawa opened its stage and labyrinthine corridors to us. Let’s explore the potential of this unusual performance space in the city!

Guide: team of TR Warszawa

15:30 Local Player Guided Tour | Zachęta

From the very beginning Zachęta has been an established space and a stage of artistic experiments in one. The word "zachęta" means encouragement. Shall we get in?

Guide: Magdalena Komornicka, curator

18:00 Woyzeck | Jaremko | TR Warszawa

21:00 Archeresses | Kryst | Zachęta

16 September 2020

12:00 In-pandemic theatre. Dispatch from Poland | Institutions Talk

The pandemic is just one of the many crises we are currently facing - and probably not the biggest. Get involved in a conversation about how we see the most important role, tasks and responsibility of the institution – led by Marta Keil and Grzegorz Reske (Performing Arts Institute).

15:00 Local Player Guided Tour | Teatr Powszechny

In the last four seasons Powszechny have created a space in the Warsaw district of Praga where there put on theatre and create a real space for public debate. Take a look inside the place that wants to help build a civil society based on democratic principles.

Guide: Paweł Sztarbowski

15:30 Local Player Guided Tour | Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych

InSzPer is developing the project of an international house for art work in Warsaw – a space where artists from the performative arts broadly understood will receive space, time and substantive suppor. Let's go on a journey through the dream space!      

18:00 Rechnitz. Opera – The Exterminating Angel | Kalwat | TR Warszawa

21:00 I will try to tell you, but it won’t go well | Karasińska | STUDIO teatrgaleria

17 September 2020

15:00 Local Player Guided Tour | STUDIO teatrgaleria

Located in the Palace of Culture and Sciene, STUDIO’s starting point is to question the ways in which Polish theatre can justify its existence in present-day social, economic and political environments. Is there room for it? Let’s check!

15:30 Local Player Guided Tour | U-jazdowski

The institution’s history commences in the year 1981, when the then communist authorities decided to rebuild the Ujazdowski Castle for the purposes of contemporary art. From 2014 till the end of 2019, the instution was run by director Małgorzata Ludwisiak who created departments of performative arts and social projects experimented with unconventional formats of art presentation. What is there today, in the second part of 2020?

Guide: Agnieszka Sosnowska

18:00 Erazm/Erasmus | Smolar | Nowy Teatr

21:00 This is an exhibition and I’m an exhibitionist | Nowak | U-jazdowski

18 September 2020

12:00 The futer of performing | Building archipelagos

Partly a summary, partly a prophetic narration on the possible futures, partly a place where we can say it all out loud.

One in a kind conversation with experts:

Dariusz Kosiński / Joanna Klass / Marta Keil & Grzegorz Reske / IAM

Led by Olga Drygas, curator of Generation After Showcase

15:00 Local Player Guided Tour | Komuna/Warszawa

Due to the risk of the collapse of one of the tenement houses in Praga district, Komuna had to move to an abandoned school at ul. Emilii Plater. Want to see what is the theater like in the gym?

18:00 Always coming home | Szpecht | TR Warszawa

21:00 Body Parts | Nagabczyńska | Komuna/Warszawa

19 September 2020

12:00 1-on-1 confab with Local Players

20 September 2020

12:00 1-on-1 confab with Local Artists

Generation After 4. Showcase pdf

Times are becoming ever more unsettled, more questions arising, while answers - are even more chaotic. What’s new, what’s next? We’re all feeling the need for change – for many changes yet. But need in itself does not generatr any sort of new order. Hence, thinking about  generations after 2020, we are looking not just for new methods of creating, new souces and re-evaluated paradigms – making out territories of change. We are looking more closely at that which is known, seeing within it opportunities and limitations.

The fourth edition of Generation After 4. Showcase featuring the newest developments taking place on Polish theatrical stages, involving representatives and programmers of the most important festivals and theatrical institutions from Europe, Asia and America.

Beyond performaces, programme included talks led by Performing Arts Institute, a series of virtual guided tours at collaborating institutions, where building is only an exuse to share their visions, and 1-on-1 meetings with collaborating institutions and artists.

Fortunately, the theatre has a prophetic gift of feeling, anticipating and sensitizing to the emergence of social facts that are about to become part of our lives. Careful observation allows us to draw conclusions, and theatre is a keen observer of reality. Peeking inside the minds of the most radical artists working in new Polish theatre today.

Showcase Generation After 4. is a part of the International New Europe Festival financed by city of Warsaw.

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