Zofia Smolarska

Research Associate, Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy, Warsaw

Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
(February – June 2019)

Project:

Ethical Moments in Making Theatre.
Reclaiming Józef Tischner’s Philosophy for Performance Studies

The aim of the project is to reflect on public theater as a moral institution that shapes the social order through its organizational culture. With the help of Józef Tischner’s socio-political thought and using the results of extensive research carried out in Polish publicly-funded theatres, this project considers what production modes, management philosophy, and relational conditions carry moral consequences and which values, interests and beliefs are represented backstage.