“Theatre Now - A World View”
( Poland )
Introduced by Pamela Howard
Krystyna Meissner is Artistic Director of Teatr Wyspolczesny Wroclaw (
Contemporary Theatre ) and Director of the renowned biennial Dialog Festival.
She has been Director of many innovative productions in Warsaw, Torun, and at
the Stary Theatre in Krakow. She travels world-wide looking for new and
experimental work to bring to Dialog. Each festival has a theme and poses a
philosophical question, and conducts daily dialogues with spectators and artists
after each performance. These dialogues are lively theatre events in themselves.
Using DVD clips from her festivals she will give an overview of some of the
provocative productions she has presented, and she will also invite listeners to
tell her what is new in their country and what she should be looking for during
the next four years. This is a rare chance to speak directly to an
approachable and open minded Festival Director. There will be a suggestion
box where addresses and contacts can be posted.
Talk in English