The region of Central and Eastern Europe is defined by the historical movement of cultures, nations, tribes, empires and states that have shaped and reshaped the borders of its countries and territories. From the spread of the Romans and Greeks over 2000 years ago, to the movement of Turks and Ottomans in the 15TH and 16th century, this region is molded by the creating and breaking down of borders. This massive influx and exchange of ideas and aesthetics gives shape to a dynamic political and artistic landscape, rich with questions of identity, nations, borders, conflict and ethnicity. To the west, the importance of Europe’s theatrical landscape is unignorable: the 20th century alone saw the rise of great thinkers such as Appia, Stanislavski, Chekov and Grotowski.
Theater Mitu has had the opportunity to conduct research and exchange within the region. Theater Mitu has been a part of Poland’s Year of Grotowski Festival—an initiative that brought theater directors from around the world into discussion and collaboration—as well as Russia’s Golden Mask Festival. A number of company members have also had the privilege to pursue advance training in seminal institutions such as the Moscow Art in Russia. The region has become an exciting context for presenting a number of Theater Mitu productions: Juárez: A Documentary Mythology was a part of the Kontakt Festival (Torun, Poland) in 2016, and Remnant is a part of the MESS Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2019. At a critical juncture point both in geography and history, this region promises to continue to be a remarkable place of research, exchange and artistic dialogue.
Dramaturgies of DisruptionPhysical Training and pedagogiesContemporary MythologiesClassical and Contemporary performance