Rzeszów. The “Maskarada” festival is approaching | e-teatr.pl

From May 14 to 18, the 12th International Festival of Theaters of Animated Forms “Masquerade” 2022 will be held in Rzeszów. There will be a premiere of a musical for older children and performances for children.

The motto of the 12th edition of the MASCARADE is GUEST, where DIFFERENCE is understood as difference, diversity and hospitality as respect and curiosity for others. – We are going to be interested in the emotions that the unknown arouses in us. We will examine whether tolerance is a positive, pejorative or neutral concept, and how it differs from respect. We want to talk about how to overcome the barriers that divide us, announce the organizers of the Maska Theater.


May 14 (Saturday)

weather. 12 – How to tame the Basilisk? – workshops for children aged 10 to 13, led by Natalia Koza – educator of the Maska Theater (Maska Theater, Kacper Stage).

The leitmotiv of the workshop will be the words of Woody Allen: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, which are a call to go beyond the limits of one’s ego and to see another human being: racial, gender , religious, etc. ., as well as to draw their attention to the need for acceptance and the fight for equality vis-à-vis people with disabilities, or who are often socially excluded due to their origin, place of residence, income, appearance, etc. .

weather. 15 – Dziwolągów parade under the slogan “We are all strange” – start in front of the Maska theater, march through the city center

weather. 4:30 p.m. – “Moon stories” (musical for viewers 8+), directed by Tomasz Kaczorowski – Maska Theater – PREMIERE.

A teenage vampire, Mina, accompanied by her centuries-old grandmother, the Baroness, must once again flee the place that has become their home. They are looking for a new shelter where people will not threaten their existence and chase them away. They continue to hide. They feel strange and different everywhere. They find their way to legendary Transylvania, where, despite their fears, they will have the adventure of a lifetime, saving the forest, a refuge for all who seek peace and quiet. They will meet real friends who will help them tame the worst monsters of lunar tales… “Lunar Tales” is a musical comedy about fear and friendship that defies social expectations.

May 15 (Sunday)

weather. 12 – “Ja, Snowman” (show for 6+ viewers, 70 minutes), directed by Artur Romański – Animation Theatre, Poznań (Maska Theatre, big stage).

Have you ever wondered how to live your whole life in one night? How to stuff yourself with all the delights, discoveries and beauties of this world in a few hours? Is it even possible? How do you get along with someone with whom you differ like fire and water? Can you love someone so different? Will a surprising and difficult friendship show how to enjoy life, manage the passage, and… how to avoid the inevitable? The show was awarded the main prizes of the XXX State Festival of Puppet Theaters in Opole.

weather. 14-19 – LIVE LIBRARY – accompanying event carried out in cooperation with the Lycée Universitaire Bilingue. S. Barańczak in Rzeszów (University of Rzeszów, building A0, ul. Pigonia 1). FREE ENTRY.

THE LIVING LIBRARY is a national project promoting the idea of ​​tolerance and respect for human rights. The idea is trivial, but it is not at all trivial, because although the LIVING LIBRARY works like a real library, there are… people in the books. People like you, me, him… Seemingly ordinary people, but who differ in various ways from others with their stories. People who, because of their origin, their religion, their way of life, their opinions, their skin color, their sexual orientation or their background, have to face stereotypes, ostracism and excluding. What fate has put in a seemingly impossible situation. How did they handle it? What can we learn from such a life lesson? Here is what you can “read” during a visit to a LIVING LIBRARY. Who can become a reader? Everyone who comes to us on May 15 will receive a library card, borrow a selected living book, and talk to them. How to read such a Living Book? a conversation to which we devote about 20 minutes All questions are allowed, of course, in compliance with the principles of personal culture and respect for others Borrowing a Living Book is a direct, very intimate encounter with a person, an exchange experiences, support. The loan room will only be open for one day – May 15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in beautiful spaces made available to us by the University of Rzeszów.

May 16 (Monday)

weather. 9:30 am – “Kingdoms” (show for 3+ spectators, 45 min), directed by Justyna Sobczyk – Guliwer Puppet Theatre, Warsaw in co-production with Teatr 21 (Maska Theatre, main stage)

This is an absolutely unusual performance – attentive, full of warmth, taking into account the needs of people with different sensory sensitivity, including people with autism. “Kingdoms” by the Guliwer Theater in Warsaw was created based on stories invented and illustrated by Marta Stańczyk, an artist associated with Teatr 21, in which the actors are people with Down syndrome and autism. For the show’s writers, these materials became an inspiration to look at each creature’s world as a separate realm. Eustachia – The Queen of Venus has long enjoyed looking at the Earth and its inhabitants. Now the queen watches the nuns, Bernadette and Clementine One day they lock the door and set off on an adventurous journey … The simple plot has become a pretext for careful observation of our planet, noticing the needs and diversity of its inhabitants .

weather. 11 – “My shadow is pink” (performance for 7+ spectators, 60 min + 30 min conversation), directed by Bartosz Kurowski – Pinokio Theatre, Łódź (W. Siemaszkowa Theatre, main stage). The performance is based on a beautiful, wise Scott Stuart’s book, inspired by his own family history A moving, but not obvious, story about the courage to be yourself, and about shared responsibility and support for loved ones , which can effectively color the biggest and most terrible fears.

weather. 16 – Pigmalion Effect – workshops for teachers, led by Natalia Koza – educator of the Maska Theater (Maska Theater, Kacper Stage)

May 17 (Tuesday)

weather. 9am and 10.30am – “Spaghetti” (show for 3+ spectators, 50 min), directed by Søren Ovesen – Baj Theater, Warsaw in cooperation with Theatergruppe Batida in Copenhagen (Maska Theater, main stage)

Brothers August Wysoki and Beniamin Wysoki invite you into their kitchen – they’ll show you how to make the perfect spaghetti. The heroes have a proven recipe, big pots, mutual aid, but… they will be distracted by someone. The stage will be lively, joyful, dancing and of course musical. Young viewers will have the opportunity not only to learn the secrets of preparing one of the most popular (and delicious!) dishes, but also to listen to live music performed by actors and to accompany all their pranks. If you want to discover how this emblematic dish is prepared by real masters of the theater, this proposal is made for you! We guarantee it will be delicious!

weather. 11:30 – “Wędrówka Nabu” (show for 7+ viewers, children and young people, 60 min), directed by Przemysław Jaszczak – Arlekin Puppet Theatre, Łódź (W. Siemaszkowa Theatre, main stage)

Nabu is a little girl who lives in a village across the sea. He has a nice, warm home and a loving family. One day, under unexplained circumstances, a fire breaks out, driving them away from safety. Nabu decides to flee his native village, engulfed in flames, to find a place where the houses are not burning and where everyone can finally be safe. Nabu’s story shows how difficult it is to escape fear and pain. And how much must one suffer to achieve the goal of the journey. Jarosław Mikołajewski’s book, on the basis of which the play is created, is an extraordinary and poetic story dealing with the theme of the migration crisis and intolerance. Adrianna Maliszewska for her role as Nabu at the 5th Festival of Small Premieres in Wałbrzych received an honorary diploma from the Union of Polish Artists for acting in the field of animation.

weather. 18 – projection of the studies of the Little Theater Academy at the Maska Theater (Maska Theater, Kacper Stage)

The public will be able to see three studies interpreted by young followers:

1. “Theory of cosmic order (dis)” (the oldest group) – the study was based on a text by Rafał Paśka, an author from Podkarpacie.

2. “What do feelings do?” (Middle group) – based on Tina Oziewicz’s book “What Do Feelings Do?”

3. “Basil” performed by last year’s Little Theater Academy participants – based on motifs from “Bazyliszek” by Wanda Chotomska and “Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen. Who was this legendary mythical creature? but we never wondered if he was alone. Young followers will try to explore the mysteries of the contemporary Basilisk, who he is for us and what kind of mirror can undo an evil spell.

May 18 (Wednesday)

weather. 9 – Performative reading of text for young people + conversation with artists, dir. Daria Kopiec (Maska Theatre, main stage)

weather. 18 – “Exclusions” (show for young people aged 12 and over and adults, 70 minutes). Do you combine puppet theater with shows for young people and adults? Are you ashamed to admit that you miss childhood and sometimes want to get away from problems? to the games room, full of funny and scary games that can cheer up, move, but also… exclude. In this project, the Warsaw band Analog Collective tackled the topic “being different from others”. The creators asked several dozen children between the ages of 5 and 16 to help them find an answer to the question of who is the outcast, where does it come from and how to deal with it. Children, using their simple knowledge and extraordinary imagination, analyzed the current social situation of exclusion and presented a ready-made scenario for the show. What conclusions did they come to? Child’s play! Meet the characters created based on conversations with children by the creators of Analog Collective. Masters of non-obvious form and socially engaged theater will transform the big stage of “Maski” into a bizarre puppet show, in which antics mix with violence, and childhood with adulthood. What will be the end of this pleasure? high on violence, it’s high it’s time to change your mind, “Wykluczeńcy” will help you there for sure!

approximately. 19.15 – End of the Festival

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