Krytyczki as activists: On theatre criticism, affect, objectivism and #MeToo in Polish drama schools: Interview with Monika Kwaśniewska
Lech, K. 2021. Krytyczki as activists: On theatre criticism, affect, objectivism and #MeToo in Polish drama schools: Interview with Monika Kwaśniewska. Critical Stages/Scènes critiques. 23.
Monika Kwaśniewska is a Polish scholar working as Adjunct at the Theatre and Drama Chair, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, and editor of Didaskalia. Theatre Journal. In her research she explores contemporary acting in the performative and institutional perspective, institutional critique in theatre and visual arts, and the #MeToo movement in the theatre. In the interview below, she discusses how Polish krytyczki—a feminine and plural form of critic—played an active role in creating a platform for #MeToo in Polish theatre.
The interview focuses on the most recent events in Poland that led to an unprecedented avalanche of callouts from Polish state drama schools’ students and graduates. The callouts named leading figures in Polish theatre and film. In exploring Polish theatre training, its system, its complex relationship with the past masters and its response to #MeToo, the conversation tries to signal potential answers to: what do we do now?
|Keywords||Affect; Acting training; Women; Poland; #MeToo; Drama schools|
|Journal||Critical Stages/Scènes critiques|
|Publisher||International Association of Theatre Critics|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Sep 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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