Marta Gusniowska (Polish Contemporary Playwrights)

Marta Gusniowska © privatA Glance Around the Polish TYA 5

In Poland contemporary plays for children are well-known and often staged nowadays. As Polish TYA is closely related to puppet theatre many of the pieces are dedicated to perform with puppets. The most favored playwright is Marta Gusniowska, who writes original pieces as well as fairy tales’ adaptations. She deconstructs the schemes and characters of the fairy tales and her pieces are full of both linguistic humour and situational comedy. Language’s deconstruction is another feature of her playwriting. Although there are many linguistic games in Marta’s plays, some of them were translated into English, German and a couple of Slavic languages. The plays of Marta Gusniowska, which are also open for productions with actors, can be obtained by the agency Stowarzyszenie Autorów ZaiKS http://www.zaiks.org.pl/ . For more read on: http://www.jugendtheater.net/en/poland/gusniowska .

This series by Agata Drwiega on http://www.jugendtheater.net is dedicated to Polish contemporary theatre for children where various influences come across. It is easy to find there both traditional puppet performances and shows based on modern plays. In the posts we present some drafts of the interesting and worth-to-be-mentioned performances, tendencies, publications and events, which took place in Poland recently.

With Fire in the Head. A meeting about German dramaturgy for young adults

Z ogniem w głowie 2016 Titelseite des Programmheftes A Glance around Polish TYA 4

From the 18th to 22nd of October 2016 the second meeting about German dramaturgy for young adults  ‚Z ogniem w głowie‘ took place in the Dramatyczny Theatre in Wałbrzych. Both the presentations of the German plays and the speeches of the Polish and German guests were new and innovative. What I found most inspiring is the idea of plays written for youth which catch also the interest of adults. In Poland there are many plays written for adults which are appropriate for youngsters too. But the first option leads TYA to more democratic events for instance for a mixed-aged-audience – in contrast to shows whose main topic is addressed to children but also contains numerous subtexts for adults only. For more read on: http://www.jugendtheater.net/en/poland/firehead

This series by Agata Drwięga on http://www.jugendtheater.net is dedicated to Polish contemporary theatre for children where various influences come across. It is easy to find there both traditional puppet performances and shows based on modern plays. In the posts we present some drafts of the interesting and worth-to-be-mentioned performances, tendencies, publications and events, which took place in Poland recently.