The project itself is exceptional in that the productions are the result of collaboration with milieus whose dramatic work relies of tools and methods that originally served therapeutic purposes, helping people to overcome limitations and difficulties stemming from various social and personal circumstances. We have ensured financial backing as well as organizational and technical support, so that all participants would be able to reach their goals and develop while working with outstanding, carefully selected artists.
The eponymous “commonness” of the project denotes first and foremost the universal need to find oneself in a creative process. Acquiring the skill to express the confused feelings and thoughts, as well as forging the integrity of artistic communication developed by repeated, disciplined spontaneity, is an experience shared by all those who enter the world of theatre. The therapists who seek to help their charges to surmount barriers pose the same questions that professional actors ask themselves, while those participating in the therapy confront them in a similar fashion.
The “commonness” is also a token of our intentions and efforts to make theatre created by the disabled or persons facing social inclusion a fully-fledged artistic phenomenon, whose critical evaluation would employ the standard criteria applied to performative arts events. The international companies invited to contribute in the project have indeed achieved that status. In spring 2018, we will be hosting two of those: Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche from France and tanzbar_bremen from Germany. Also, our audiences are welcome to join us for a guest production of Teatr Śląski in Katowice. On top of that, Common Theatre will include revivals of performances from previous years, workshops for the audience and a lecture by a Czech social theatre expert, Jana Pilatova.
Performances produced by ZAMEK Culture Centre
COMMON THEATRE \ Atomos, dir. Ewa Szumska, chor. Janusz Orlik \ Dramatic Group Nowi w Nowym
premiere ! A performance for older children, adolescents and all adults who are not afraid of difficult topics. It is a simple story. First, there was the Atom. Then, some very smart gentlemen...
COMMON THEATRE \ Grimm, dir. Janusz Stolarski, Teatr pod Fontanną
“They serve upbringing and education. Help one to achieve autonomy, develop a sense of own worth, self-integration and ability to sustain meaningful and lasting bonds with others. They help one...
TEATR POWSZECHNY \ „Jestem”, reż. Grażyna Wydrowska, grupa teatralna JEST JAK JEST
Podczas pracy nad pierwszym spektaklem grupy JEST TAK JEST, nasi aktorzy zadają sobie pytania: Kim jestem? Co czuję? Co lubię? Czego się boję? Co mnie interesuje? Co jest dla mnie ważne? Czego...
THE MYTHS OF PRZYLESIE \ dir. Ewa Szumska \ Nowi w Nowym Dramatic Group
directed by Ewa Szumska / Nowi w Nowym Dramatic Group Wojciech Deneka Nowi w Nowym Dramatic Group, in other words the participants of the Occupational Therapy Workshop “Przylesie” which...
THE PURPLE COW by Teatr pod Fontanną, directed by Janusz Stolarski
Join us for another premiere performance by Teatr pod Fontanną, a show in which the creators and actors take revenge on existence itself! This time, Janusz Stolarski and his actors take advantage...
THE CENTRE IS WHERE I AM \ director: Ewa Szumska
The play premiered on November 6, 2017 and it was the last of 2017 premieres within the series UNIVERSAL THEATRE.“The expression of the body. Motion. A ball like one of those you see in...
IN CAHOOTS \director: Dorota Abbe, Wikingowie theatre group
The play premiered on September 30, 2017 A performance about exclusion seems an easy task, especially if one belongs to that group. However, will the excluded accept other excluded or exclude one...
WESELE \ director: Janusz Stolarski \ Teatr Pod Fontanną
The play premiered on May 25, 2017 and it was the first of 2017 premieres within the series Universal Theatre. After the phenomenal "Niche" staged in 2016 by Janusz Stolarski and members of...
TERRARIUM\Mouth to Mouth Republic Theatre and Wikingowie theatre group
The play premiered on November 25, 2016. “Terrarium” is a metaphor for being addicted to one’s abode, cultural background, other people, ambient temperature and an attempt at presenting that...
CYRKOSTRADA\artistic guidance: Iwona Pasińska
The play premiered on December 10, 2016, crowning the first year of the Universal Theatre programme at the ZAMEK...
AT THE DUMP\ director: Hanna Rynowiecka
"At the Dump" is a theatre performance staged by the dramatic group Nowi w Nowym, under artistic guidance and supervision of Ewa Szumska and Hanna Rynowiecka. The play premiered on October 24,...
THE NICHE\director: Janusz Stolarski\ Teatr Pod Fontanną
The play premiered on May 11, 2016. The performance developed by Janusz Stolarski and his collaborators is an authorial event/project based on the director’s ample experience in fringe theatre...
BETWEEN DREAM AND REALITY\director Małgorzata Walas and Katarzyna Klebba
The play premiered on October 18, 2016. ʺBetween Dream and Realityʺ directed by Małgorzata Walas and Katarzyna Klebba, and performed by Theatre Wiem Kiedy Nie Mogę is a part of the Universal...
COMMON THEATRE \ "Luegen / Lies" \ Verena Regensburger, Münchner Kammerspiele (Germany)
We lie from two to two hundred times a day, depending on how lie is defined: untruths, distorted facts, exaggerations, omissions, civilities, vacant phrases. But how to spot a lie? Do gestures and...
„Diane for a day” Theater Thikwa
How are identities manifested on stage – and how does one play with them? Inspired by drag king workshops by artist Diane Torr, DIANE FOR A DAY explores new ways of approaching corporeality on...
THE REVOLUTION THAT HAS NEVER BEEN
The performance started out with the protest of persons with disabilities and their parents (RON), which began on the premises of the Polish Parliament on April 18th and lasted until May 27th,...
HEROES\choreography:\Sara Lu, Rubén Nsue\ RambaZamba Theater (Germany)
RambaZamba Theater from Berlin comes back with another guest show as part of our Common Theatre. This time, it is going to be a collage-like, dance-filled performance in which the colours of a...
ALL MY LIFE IN SLACKS Ba-Ku Theatre
All My Life in Slacks attempts to tell what it is like to be Jeremi’s mother. Justyna Tomczak-Boczko treats taking care of his son as an art of living, in which the sense of humour is...
CONCAVE \ dir. Ewa \ Obrębowska-Piasecka
“what the hell for?” eop “So far, I have been a spectator and reviewer. I would sometimes dream of entering the world of the show and really being in it with the actors. Perhaps even staying...
TOUCH_ME \ tanzbar_bremen
touch_me is a performance about the communication of bodies, and yet tells a tale transcending our physical form and qualities. The story created jointly by three dancers explores the essence...
C.O.R.P.uS., dir. by Sarah Nouveau ‒ guest performance
March will see as many as three performances and three-day workshops entitled BodyPerformance. Our audiences are going to see the already well-known Niche, directed by J. Stolarski and two guest...
LOOK AT ME \ dir. by ADAM ZIAJSKI
Adam Ziajski has decided to base his performance on the experience of not seeing. For several months, he conducted...
FALLING IN LOVE WITH FRIDA\ Caroline Bowditch (Great Britain)
ʺFalling in love with Fridaʺ is an intimate and enticing performance that explores the life, loves and legacy of painter Frida Kahlo. A show which taps into and benefits from the life’s...
INDIANS\ director: Justyna Sobczyk
This is a play about fearlessness. A journey to the sources of courage hidden in the mysterious story of the Black Serpent. What is courage today? How to be courageous? How to live...
CLOWNS, ABOUT\A FAMILY. \EPISODE 3\ director: Justyna Sobczyk
ʺClowns, about a family. Episode 3ʺ speaks about the last item on the wish list, which is family. This time, we...
FALLS. EPISODE 2\ director: Justyna Sobczyk
ʺFalls. Episode 2ʺ is a perfomance by Teatr 21, directed by Justyna Sobczyk, winner of the Kamyk Puzyny Award....
SEESAW\ choreography:\Linda Weißig\ (Germany)
An extraordinarily subtle dance performance, filled with a magic-like movement, fleeting images, fairytale figures...
COMMON THEATRE \ Deaf to the Stage \ three-day workshops with Wojtek Zemilski
Workshop for persons using Polish sign language, intended particularly for the Deaf. Can theatre speak the truth? What dramatic powers are there in the PSL? What can the Deaf do on stage that...
COMMON THEATER Dance \ Building a Community Choreography workshops with Janusz Orlik
Come to CK ZAMEK to experience movement with the outstanding choreographer Janusz Orlik. The three-day workshop...
SPOTKANIE „Niepełnosprawność \i społeczeństwo. Performatywna siła protestu”
spotkanie z Eweliną Godlewską-Byliniak pt. „Niepełnosprawność i społeczeństwo. Performatywna siła protestu”...
Jana Pilátová The Virtue of Mistake
To introduce her October lecture, Jana Pilátová writes thus: “Ever since I was a child, I used to hear that you learn from your mistakes. Still, this is no easy thing. Success tends to be...
WPROWADZENIE \ W TEATRALNE GRY Z NIEPEŁNOSPRAWNOŚCIĄ \ spotkanie z Justyną Wielgus
W dopiero co wydanej książce „Odzyskiwanie obecności. Niepełnosprawność w teatrze i performensie” pod red. Eweliny Godlewskiej-Byliniak i Justyny Lipko-Koniecznej, autorki piszą: „(...)...
BodyPerformance is a workshop for persons of all ages: those who dance and those who have never done it before. In...