12 October 2021, 2 p.m. CET

Debate with the co-creators of The Club

Location: online and live in The National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Kreczmar Hall
Language: English
Duration: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Registration link only for the online event:

“The Club” panelists:

  • Weronika Szczawińska, director
  • Dobrawa Borkała, co-author of the staging concept, therapeutic consultation and breath work
  • Marta Szlasa-Rokicka, director’s assistant

Actresses of The National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, co-creators of the performance:

  • Julia Biesiada
  • Julia Borkowska
  • Maria Kozłowska
  • Katarzyna Lis
  • Adrianna Malecka
  • Magdalena Sildatk
  • Bernadetta Statkiewicz
  • Monika Szufladowicz
  • Helena Urbańska
  • Emilia Walus

Moderator: Agata Adamiecka-Sitek

The debate will be based on the co-creators experience as the innovative model of work within the “The Club” consists in abolishing the hierarchy of student-master and actor-director in favour of an equal partnership of all male and female creators, while dividing roles according to the degree of responsibility for the learning process and the dynamics of group processes. The aim of the work on the performance is to take into account the needs of the female students and to democratise the process of working on the performance. An important, if not key, aspect of the work on “The Club” also concerns the creation of the performance: the grassroots initiative of the female students, the diagnosis of the problems of exclusion and, finally, the cooperation of the female students with the students’ ombudsperson and the university authorities, followed by a joint development of solutions to the problem. And an attempt at their practical implementation, resulting in the premiere of The Club.


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