Project: LINKAGES: Poland
Partners: Howard Shalwitz (US Program Director)
Malgorzata Semil (Polish Consultant)
Image from YourChildLearns.com
Photo by Bartha Máté
Over the past year, CITD has laid the groundwork for a four-year project intended to build long-term relationships between new theatre leaders in the US and their counterparts in Poland – including artistic directors, directors, and academics. The project builds on the historic ties between Polish and American theatre, and on CITD’s four decades building bridges between theatre-makers in the US and Eastern Europe.
Unfortunately, an initial research trip to Poland, scheduled for March 2020, was delayed by the pandemic. Until travel is possible again, we will push the project forward through a series of invitation-only Zoom meetings. The meetings will pair two American theatre artists with one Polish artist in a series of Zoom conversations led by the project's American director, Howard Shalwitz, and in coordination with Polish consultant Malgorzata Semil. We believe these will be effective in making important introductions between Polish and American artists, building deeper knowledge and friendship across our theatre cultures, and setting the stage for future visits when it is safe.
Howard Shalwitz, LINKAGES: Poland US Director