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

"DEMOLUDY" International theatre Festival Olsztyn, Poland



Olsztyn, Pstrowskiego Street 23

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.demoludy.art.pl


Maladype Színház's "Egg(s)hell"

Organizer of the festival is the Teatr im. Jaracza in Olsztyn, the creator is Marcin Zawada, artistic director.


  • Karbido (Poland),
  • Maladype Színház (Hungary),
  • Divadlo Buchty a Loutky(Czech Republic),
  • Teatrul Mic(Romania),
  • Katona József Színházban (Hungary),
  • Teatr Ochoty(Poland),
  • Teatrul Tineretului (Romania)

Time of the DEMOLUDY International theatre Festival Olsztyn: 17th-22nd October 2011.


Divadlo Buchty a Loutky's "Lynch"

The idea of the festival is to create room for multicultural dialogue in the East European countries. After the political transgressions, theaters in former communist block countries started to live separately and lost contact. DEMOLUDY Festival gives occasion to see what post-communism theatres are doing at the present moment and facilitate beneficial exchange of experience and ideas. It's also an occasion to think that we're all not closed societies, but communities of people living among the ruins of western civilization.

Forgetting political differences we should learn how to communicate through art, which by itself is beyond stereotypes and historical resentment.

The word "demoludy", which was formerly treated as derogatory term describing citizens of former communist block countries, is now employed as a gesture of resistance against mass culture.

Sado Maso Blues Bar

Teatrul Mic's "Sado Maso Blues Bar"


18.10, Tuesday

  • Karbido (Poland), Stolik/The Table directed by Karbido,
  • Teatr im. Jaracza in Olsztyn (Poland), Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Zaginiona Czechosłowacja/Lost Czechoslovakia directed by Maria Spiss (subtitled in English).

19.10, Wednesday

  • Maladype Színház (Hungary), Egg(s)hell directed by Zoltán Balázs,
  • Teatr im. Jaracza in Olsztyn (Poland), Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Zaginiona Czechosłowacja/Lost Czechoslovakia directed by Maria Spiss.

20.10, Thursday

  • Divadlo Buchty a Loutky (Czech Republic), Lynch directed by Buchty a Loutky (subtitles in English),
  • Teatrul Mic (Romania), Maria Manolescu, Sado Maso Blues Bar directed by Gianina Cărbunariu (subtitled in English).

21.10, Friday

  • Teatr im. Jaracza in Olsztyn (Poland), Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk,  Zaginiona Czechosłowacja/Lost Czechoslovakia directed by Maria Spiss (subtitled in English),
  • Katona József Színházban (Hungary), András Vinnai, Viktor Bodó Zwariowałapoczymprzepadła/Rattledanddisappeared directed by Viktor Bodó (subtitled in English).

22.10, Saturday

  • Teatr Ochoty (Poland), Starucha/Old hag directed by Igor Gorzkowski (subtitled in English),
  • Teatrul Tineretului (Romania), Tankred Dorst, Herr Paul directed by Radu Afrim (subtitled in English).

Information about the plays can be found on the website: http://www.teatr.infowm.pl/cl_ap/teatr/results.php?spektakl=&scena=&termin_od=17.10.2011&termin_do=22.10.2011.

Herr Paul

Teatrul Tineretului's "Herr Paul"