European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Die Motte Foundation

Gdansk 2015 - workshops

Theatre workshops

Artist:  Jakub Roszkowski

During this workshop I would like to focus on emotions – on how we express them and later shape them into the language of theatre. I will use the tours and discussion to find the key motional factor that we will discuss in our workshop through artistic expression of happiness, sadness, anger, helplessness, melancholy, regret, hatred, love, freedom or solidarity… Any means of theatrical expression is valid, whether it be as an individual or as a group, through text based expression or non-text, through monologues or gestural language, methods are not as important as their honesty and spontaneity. It is during this workshop that I will encourage you to present these emotions and to learn how you can present them with art so that others can better understand how and why you feel.

Jakub Roszkowski - dramaturge, playwright, director and author of adaptations, translations and reworkings of stage plays. Graduate of State Drama School in Cracow – The Theatre Directing Department. Has worked at more than thirty theatre plays. Between 2007-2014, served as dramaturge in Teatr Wybrzeże in Gdańsk. Besides Gdańsk, worked for theatres such as Teatr Narodowy in Warsaw, Narodowy Stary Teatr in Cracow, Teatr im. Jaracza w Łódź, Teatr Studio in Warsaw and Teatr Muzyczny in Gdynia. He has directed three plays: Stalker based on the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkadij and Borys Strugacki, The Great Improvisation by Giza, Roszkowski and Tremiszewski (both in Teatr Wybrzeże) and his own text – The Better World in Lubuski Teatr in Zielona Góra. Adding to the above mentioned, three other dramas of his writing were played: The Open SeaThe Green Man and The diamond in an Ashtray. He has lead numerous workshops for children and youth, including international ones for Polish-Czech and Polish-German groups.