The goal of the America Program is to build long-term relationships between American and Polish as well as Canadian and Polish cultural institutions. The Program utilizes cultural projects in theatre, music, visual arts, photography, film, literature, architecture, new media, Jewish Studies to instigate dialogue between these two continents and build awareness of Polish culture.
We collaborate with: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Public Theatre, South by Southwest, La MaMa, Lincoln Center, MoMa, New York Live Arts, The Wooster Group, Regart Center d’Artistes En Art Actual, Nova Scotia Festival, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, University of Michigan, Emerson College, Bard College, Barnard College, the New School New York, UCLA, USC, Calarts, University of Toronto, Indiana University.
Among recent projects is a month-long interdisciplinary collaboration between CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Studio Teatr Galeria (Warsaw), one of Poland’s premier experimental theaters. Combining theater, visual arts, and contemporary music, the developmental residency culminate in a CalArts Studio Festival at Plac Defilad, a public square in downtown Warsaw. For the fourth time, students from the Institute of Advance Theatre Training at Harvard trained at the Polish Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków and students from the New School (drawn from Parsons, NSSR, and Lang College) worked with design students from the School of Form as part of a course called “The Palace of Culture: An Exploration in Design, Humanities, and Social Sciences,” was the third in a troika of programs, which were dedicated to responding to sites of trauma.
Among upcoming projects is a theatre co-production between the Polish Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków and the University of Michigan based on Charles Mee’s play “Night and Day”, a dance co-production bringing together dancers from the USA, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus directed by choreographer Colleen Thomas, a photography collaboration between Régart Center d’Artistes En Art Actual and Czułość Gallery in Warsaw at „Rencontres internationales de la photographie” in Gaspesie as well as a culinary performance at MOFAD in New York.