10:00 – 11:30 AM

Zuzanna Berus, Alicja Borowiec, Marta Szlasa-Rokicka (Poland) Our life is crap 

Katarzyna Renes (Poland) Who killed Anakin Skywalker?  

Bernhard Siebert, Gerko Egert (Germany) Challenges in Teaching the Arts today 

moderator: Marta Miłoszewska


KATARZYNA RENESCultural manager, artworker. Since  2019 she works at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, where she heads the international department. Together with Agata Adamiecka, she leads the “CHANGE-NOW!” program developing new proposals for cultural education and practice in five European countries.  Co-implementer of the program “Safe Space. Good practices and tools for the transformation of theater education”.  

Associated with the Kwadrofonik and Kwartesencja Associations. 

She also works as an independent producer and curator. She has led cultural projects in most countries of the European Union, in the East (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus) and in the United States. An author of a number of artistic and educational programs at home and abroad (including “Big dog doesn’t bark” realized with Comedy Club and Pogodno Ensemble). She works with theater and visual artists, comedians, musicians and filmmakers.  

In 2013-2018 she co-directed the International Festival “Discovering Paderewski” in Lviv. She produced several artistic events in Ukraine with the participation of Krzysztof Penderecki, Jerzy Maksymiuk and many others.  

From 2010 to 2016 she was associated with the Villa Decius Association in Krakow, where she led, Visegrad Academy of Cultural Management and many other initiatives. In 2012-2013, she was responsible for taking care of refugee writers (Marie Amelie, Kareem Amer) in cooperation with ICORN – International Cities of Refuge Network. 

She was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in the field of cultural management (2015). She holds European Diploma of Cultural Management under the auspices of the Council of Europe. Member of Oracle Network.  

Director, academic lecturer and social activist, dean of the Directing Department, National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. She specialises in literature adaptations, from columns through fiction to non-fiction and comics; directs theatre plays, films and radio dramas. Prose adaptation was the subject of her doctoral thesis, which was published as a dramaturgy textbook Adaptation. Toolbox. She is co-founder of Teraz Poliż Artistic Group, an award winning, the only professional all-female theatre group in Poland. She leads a directorial seminar and heuristics and adaptation courses at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. She is engaged in antidiscrimination and feminist activities in support of the freedom of speech and independence of creative sectors. She is co-founder of Kultura Niepodległa (Independent Culture) movement and founder-member and secretary of the Trade Union for the Polish Male and Female Theatre Directors Guild.