Jubilo is a theatre group born in 2011 in Wrocław, Poland, driven by the need for artistic intervention as a protest against cultural exclusion. Jubilo aims to topple social, economic, language and cultural barriers through artistic encounters where the platform of exchange is the language of theatre and music. The group leads long-term workshop encounters and directs performance pieces that build a space for theatre dialogue between the participants and Jubilo.

Since its inception, the Ensemble has worked with physically and mentally disabled, Roma minorities, homeless, refugees, and prisoners. Jubilo collaborates with many arts organisations and theatres in Wrocław, including the Grotowski Institute.

For many years now, the company has been leading, in collaboration with the Grotowski Institute the project Unlocking, adressed to inmates of closed and half opened departments, which has produced the award-winning performance piece Reflection, (2015), Kain (2019) and the performative installation Kain In Absentia (2020). Within this project, the company develops different platforms including theatre training for inmates, a professionalization programme within the disciplines of theatre and academic research. Jubilo has also been a founding member of the International Network of Theatre in Prison (INTiP, with the patronage of Unesco) and collaborates with the Italian Network of Theatre in Prison (Coordinamento Nazionale Teatro in Carcere). Within the different activities of the company, Jubilo cooperates with professional theatres in Poland and abroad leading international workshop programmes and artistic projects. Since 2017 the Ensemble has been participating in international projects such as Erasmus+ and Creative Europe.

Jubilo presented its work in many international festivals and theatre events, including the festival Dreams Before Dawn in Paris, the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the National Festival of Theatre in Prison Destini Incrociati and the International Conference of Theatre in Prison I Teatri delle Diversità in Italy. The company collaborates with academics and researchers throughout Europe, including doctoral students from Università La Sapienza di Roma and the University of Reading, where research is being done on the subject of professional theatre in prison.

For more information, go to jubiloproject.com/en.

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