Granice/Borders – European Festival of Theatre in Prison 28/31-10-2021
Borders Festival is an event that, as one of the first initiatives of this type in Europe, was created to build a space for exchange, discussion and widening social awareness on the topic of theatre within the penitentiary system. The festival is being created as part of the Freeway Project.
The event will be a unique opportunity for an international exchange between theatre practitioners, who carry out theatrical activities in prisons, institutions (theatrical and penitentiary), researchers and the audience. An opportunity to build a platform for dialogue on the area of theatre in prison, in order to promote this form on a wider scale, both in Poland and abroad.
18:00 – 19:30 Official opening of the Festival and the vernissage of “Borders” photo exhibition – H. Tomaszewski Museum of Theatre
20:00 – 20:30 Documentary film screening (Areszt Śledczy in Świdnica) – Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia
10:00-13:00 Workshops for theatre operators with Jubilo (Wrocław – PL) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
15:00-16:00 MONO MEETING – AufBruch (Berlin – DE) – Czytelnia Flaszena, Grotowski Institute
17:00-18:00 MONO MEETING – UPSDA (Plovdiv – BG) – Czytelnia Flaszena, Grotowski Institute
19:00-20:00 „KOBIETOSTAN, Chór na Jedną Aktorkę” (Kolektyw Kobietostan, PL) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
21:00 – 21:45 Documentary film screening (Fort Apache Cinema Teatro, Rome) – Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia
10:00-13:00 Workshops for theatre operators with Teatro dei Venti (Modena – IT) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
15:00-16:00 MONO MEETING – Teatro dei Venti (Modena – IT) – Czytelnia Flaszena, Grotowski Institute
16:30-18:00 International panel discussion: “Overcoming Borders”– Sala Laboratorium, Grotowski Institute
19:00-20:00 “Kain In Absentia” (Jubilo, PL) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
21:00 – 21:45 Documentary film screening „Elsewhere” (Adrian Figueroa and AufBruch, Berlin) – Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia
10:00-11:30 Workshops for theatre operators with AufBruch (Modena – IT) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
11:45-13:15 Workshops for theatre operators with UPSDA (Plovdiv – BG) – Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute
15:00-16:00 MONO MEETING – Jubilo (Wroclaw – PL) – Czytelnia Flaszena, Grotowski Institute
16:30-17:30 MONO MEETING – Kolektyw Kobietostan (Wroclaw – PL) – Czytelnia Flaszena, Grotowski Institute
18:00-19:30 National panel discussion: “Between art and institution” – Sala Laboratorium, Grotowski Institute
19:45 – 20:00 Official closing of the Festival – Sala Laboratorium, Grotowski Institute
20:30 – 00:00 Closing Party + live concert: Kapela Timingeriu – Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia
Photo exhibition “Borders” will be available for all festival participants for free in the opening hours of Henryk Tomaszewski Museum of Theatre ( from 11:00 to 17:00 ) during the festival. Tickets that will be available to pick up right before each of the festival events.
Pararelly to the live events, we will launch a festival online platform, where we will show documentary movies about theatre work in prisons from our project partners and live streaming of panel discussions from the Festival – more info soon.
Every evening we invite everybody to join us in the Festival club – Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia, to spend some time in the open space, get to know each other and exchange thoughts. Every event in our Festival Club is open for all without registration – just come and join us!
All events within the festival are without charge, but registration is required.
Registration form: https://bit.ly/3v7PHhx
The project is co-financed by Creative Europe, Municipality of Wroclaw, and the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport, PZU Foudation.
Honorary Patronage: Sąd Okręgowy we Wrocławiu.
In collaboration with: Grotowski Institute, H. Tomaszewski Museum of Theatre, INoTiP (International Network of Theater in Prison), Coordinamento Nazionale Teatro in Carcere (Italian Network Theater in Prison), Klubokawiarnia Mleczarnia.
Partners: Teatro dei Venti, AufBruch, UPSDA, Kolektyw Kobietostan Assosciation, Association of Probation Officers Frontis, Służba Więzienna – Areszt Śledczy w Świdnicy, Fort Apache Cinema Teatro.