CURRENT PROJECTS

Our current work focuses on LINKAGES, a four-year project intended to build long-term relationships between a new generation of theatre leaders in the US to their peers in Eastern Europe – including artistic directors, directors, and academics.  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 conversations and relationships that will continue for decades among artists and leaders currently in their twenties, thirties, and forties
     

  • 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 being launched as a Zoom-based project for the first year—building new relationships in preparation for the time when travel is possible again. 

Photo by Bartha Máté

LINKAGES: Poland

Connecting US theater leaders to their Polish counterparts

LINKAGES:
Hungary

Connecting graduate students at the top US pre-professional training programs with their peers at the Academy of Drama and Film (SZFE)

STEREOAKT's ADDRESSLESS WITH  RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS  THEATER

 

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

On Hold due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo by Bartha Máté

THE IMAGINISTS & ÁRPÁD SCHILING 

 

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

GARDIENICE TOUR

 

 

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

On Hold due to COVID-19 Pandemic

DANAIL CHIRPANSKY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT THEATER FESTIVAL

 


CITD has made a longterm commitment to the Danail Chirpansky International Student Theater Festival beginning with the 2020 edition.

On Hold due to COVID-19 Pandemic

LINKAGES

TRAINING

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International Theatre Institute & CITD (?)

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