East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

International Theatre Schools Festival ITSelF


International Theatre Schools Festival “ITSelF” is a biennial. The festival is organised by the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw and benefits from the support of the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The President of the Republic of Poland has been the honorary patron of the Festival since its beginnings. The National Theatre is a co-organiser of the Festival.

The Festival seeks to promote theatre and young stage talent; to facilitate an exchange of experiences; to promote a rapprochement of cultures by bringing artists together; and to present Poland as a country that supports culture and appreciates its impact on the development of societies.

Apart from diploma peformances of the theatre schools invited, the programme of the Festival includes a number of other events: off productions, meetings with theatre and cinema actors, and workshops both for professionals and amateurs.

The uniqueness of the festival consists in the strength of young talent and the enthusiasm of its participants. The festival is at present one of the biggest and most prestigious events of this kind worldwide.