For / With / By: Assitej Polska - Story Lab 2018
The performance was created on the basis of young people's documentary STORY LAB workshops. The participants became researchers, documentarians and registered interviews with their grandparents, neighbours and sometimes complete strangers. The meetings and stories are inspiration for a script about Polish sexual revolution in the 1960s and nowadays teenagers sexuality. The undertaking is carried out in the framework of the PO ASSITEJ statutory activities, co-financed by the city of Warsaw.
STORY LAB 1986/2017 Tomek is just an ordinary, middle class teenager from Warsaw. Fascinated by 80s punk's culture, he decides to create a punk rock band. He convinces his classmates to join this project. They have to dump all items which connects them with they present reality: designer clothes, smartphones and other gadgets. It is a beginning of their rebellion against education system, parental control and other conventions. Teenagers will have to face problems of their peers from 1980s communist Poland – their parents generation. This situations becomes an opportunity to compare both realities. It will be a chance to check what is the difference between FREEDOM in communistic and democratic system.
STORY LAB 1968/2018 Group of teenagers has to make a documentary performance about sexual revolution in 1960's Polnad. A]er conversations and interviews with their grandparents they realising that the Polish sexual revolution in 60's didn't happened. They decided to make a performance about their generation to proof that they're real sexual revolution. This documentary performance shows the problems with sexual education in Poland - helplessness of school system, lack of dialogue in families and stereotypes behaviours created by the Internet.
ASSITEJ POLAND is one of over seventy national ASSITEJ centres in the world, creating and promoting theatre for young audience. ASSITEJ POLAND popularises Polish theatre for children and young people abroad. It organises international exchange of theatres for children and young people. For numerous partners from abroad the Polish Centre of ASSITEJ is an important consultative body and a source of information about the Polish theatre for children and young people.
For / With By: Festival Of European Youth Theatre is generously supported by Ramps on the Moon, Baron Davenport's Charity and The Golsoncott Foundation.
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