PHILIP ARNOULT, founder & director

LINKAGES is a four-year project intended to build long-term relationships between a new generation of theatre leaders in the US and their peers in Eastern Europe – including artistic directors, directors, actors, dramaturges, and designers.  The project builds on CITD's four decades of creating bridges between theatre-makers in the US and Eastern Europe. In 2021, LINKAGES is an umbrella project with a two-pronged focus on Poland and Hungary. While our approaches' in each country are unique, each project shares two key imperatives:

  • to start and nurture peer to peer conversations and relationships that will continue for decades among mid-career artists and leaders

  • to chronicle, via transcriptions, what a diversity of theatre-makers and thinkers are dealing with in these turbulent times, both in archival holdings and as resources for writers – to tell the stories as we live them

With the realities of the global pandemic, LINKAGES is launching as a Zoom-based project—building new relationships in preparation for the time when travel is possible again. 



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The Imaginists & Árpád Schilling


With CITD's encouragement and support, The Imaginists are commissioning acclaimed Hungarian theater director Árpád Schilling to create The Gun, a new work that will bring his outsider’s eye to the role that guns and gun violence play in American society.

On hold due to Covid-19 pandemic

StereoAKT's Addressless with

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

On hold due to Covid-19 pandemic

CITD is invested in the work of our longtime Hungarian partner Martin Boross and his company, StereoAKT. We have supported two US productions of his groundbreaking piece, Promenade, and look forward to Addressless, which tackles the epidemic of homelessness.  


Danail Chirpansky International Student Theater Festival

On hold due to Covid-19 pandemic

CITD has made a long term commitment to the Danail Chirpansky International Student Theater Festival beginning with the 2021 edition.

Gardzienice Tour

On hold due to Covid-19 pandemic

Working with Tommy Kriegsmann in ArKtype, this legendary Polish company led by Włodzimierz Staniewski will travel in the 2021 season.


Current Projects