WYSPA.ISLAND 2019

The tenth annual Between.Pomiędzy Festival of  Literature and Theatre will take place between 13 and 19 May 2019 in Sopot and the other cities of the Tri-City area. We are proud that the Festival is also part of the celebrations of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the University of Gdańsk. This year’s festival theme is “Island.” The theme is meant literally since there is a focus on writers and artists from both Ireland and Britain, but the organizers have been open to less literal understandings of the word. How can it be understood today? As an island of dreams? A treasure island? As the unknown? As the unnameable? An island in Prospero’s brain? Perhaps the island lies inland – in Kashubia?

 Join us for the following

 • theatrical performances: Raport Kasandry (Song of the Goat Theatre), Ruscy (Teatr Wybrzeże), Podróż do Buenos Aires (Teatr BOTO)

• open meetings with writers and translators: Monika Sznajderman, Andrzej Stasiuk, Magdalena Budzińska, Magdalena Kicińska, Mieczysław Abramowicz, Hilary Davies, Irena Klepfisz, Antoni Libera, Suzanne Walsh, Nathan O’Donnell, Julie Bates, Łucja Dudzińska, and Joanna Burgiełł

• concerts: Mateusz i Maciej Rychły, Mikołaj Trzaska and Ignacy Wiśniewski, Julian Wolfreys, Irek Wojtczak and Kamil Piotrowicz, and Jacques Brel performed by students of SWA in Gdynia

• meetings and open lectures: Marek Żukowski, Piotr Stepnowski, Artur Blaim, Zbigniew Benedyktowicz, and Żaneta Nalewajk-Turecka

• workshops, laboratories, and theatre events: Włodzimierz Staniewski, Przemysław Wasilkowski, Grzegorz Bral, Alicja Bral, S.E. Gontarski, Jon McKenna, Simon Bennett, David Malcolm, Martin Blaszk, Nicholas Johnson, and Jonathan Heron

• films: Dreamland, Metropolis (with live music), Beckett on the Baltic, Czarne na festiwalu Between.Pomiędzy 2018

• happening: Martin Blaszk with students from ZIA

• academic conferences (including a special conference for students)

• an exhibition of the paintings of Józef Czerniawski.

Our aim – as in previous years – is to offer a space for our guests and participants to engage in creative discussions and encounters. We hope artists, people in theatre and literary studies, and those interested in the contemporary arts in general, both from Poland and abroad, will find much to interest them in this year’s programme.