In late October and early November 2019, Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw will host the Atlas of Transitions Festival. The program of the festival comprises a variety of theatrical performances, workshops, lectures, and meetings of curators from a number of European theatres partnered in the international project Atlas of Transitions. The guiding idea of the festival and of the productions presented within it is the development of a social reserve of knowledge and awareness on migration as well as advocacy for intercultural dialogue and a tighter collaboration among European cultural institutions. The following performances will be presented: 'Lawrence of Arabia', dir. Weronika Szczawińska (24.10 with subtitles in Ukrainian and 26.10 with English subtitles), 'Damascus 2045', dir. Omar Abusaada (27.10 with subtitles in Ukrainian and 29.10 with English subtitles), 'Turn on the boiler, so at least warm water waits for me', dir. Alicja Borkowska (30.10 and 31.10), 'Hierarchy of Needs', dir. Mattias Andersson (03.11) – a guest performance by the Swedish Backa Teater from Göteborg, at the invitation of Powszechny Theatre, presented at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw.
Moreover, on 5th November on Powszechny Theatre's small stage, two episodes of the documentary film series 'Saga' (Walking and Waiting) by the collective ZimmerFrei will be screened. Founded in 2000 in Bologna by Anna de Manincor, Massimo Carozzi and Anna Rispoli, the collective mixes languages and art forms in its works – from documentaries
to video art. It creates sound installations, photo sessions, performances, workshops and public art.