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Conference n. 3  | ACTS OF FAITH

Conference n. 3  | ACTS OF FAITH

Teatr Powszechny (Poland)


Conference “Acts of Faith” and an overview of shows

As part of the long-term European project "Face to Faith" an overview of shows and an international conference “Acts of Faith” was held at Teatr Powszechny (Powszechny Theater) in Warsaw on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2023. The main focus of the event was the topic of faith as an element of building an identity and political contexts that bring together or divide society. There is a wide understanding of faith, in the relation to both, traditional religions and to modern conspiracy theories, as well as propaganda acts, which is why the context of the Ukrainian war is a crucial element for us.

The “Face to Faith” international project was co-organized by Teatr Powszechny (Powszechny Theater) in Warsaw and six other theaters and festivals from Europe and Israel: ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Finland), Divadlo pod Palmovkou (Czech Republic), Gesher Theater (Israel), Jam Factory Art Center (Ukraine), Sommerblut Kulturfestival e.V. (Germany) – the coordinator of the project, and Teatro dei Venti (Italy). This initiative is being organized as a part of the European Union’s “Creative Europe” programme.


➤➤➤ 02.03.2023 – Thursday

18.00 – 19.00 – initial meeting; moderation – Paweł Sztarbowski
19.30 – 20.40 – "Radio Mariia", reż. Roza Sarkisian, dir. Roza Sarkisian; Small Stage (performance with English subtitles)

around 20.45 – meeting with Roza Sarkisian and performers from “Radio Mariia”; Small Stage
[only for Face to Faith partners]


➤➤➤ 03.03.2023 – Friday

11.00 – 12.30 – working meetings of curators and financial managers; Main Foyer [only for Face to Faith partners]
12.30 – 12.45 – coffe break, Stół Powszechny Café
12.45 – 14.30 – working meetings – continuation [only for Face to Faith partners]
14.30 – 16.00 – lunch, Stół Powszechny Café
16.00 – 17.30 – working meetings; Main Foyer [only for Face to Faith partners]
18.00 – 19.30 – “FIXIT” – performance from Kuopio (Finland); InSzPer Scene


➤➤➤ 04.03.2023 – Saturday

11.30 – 12.45 – meeting around Ukrainian context versus Russian propaganda and fake news (Svetlana Chunikhina, Mykhailo Naydenov, Liubov Naydenova); InSzPer Scene
12.45 – 13.15 – coffe break, Stół Powszechny Café
13.15 – 14.30 – open panel “What do Polish People Want to Believe?” with experts (prof. Franciszek Czech, prof. Michał Bilewicz, prof. Małgorzata Jacyno, moderation – Paweł Sztarbowski); InSzPer Scene
14.30 – 15.30 – lunch break, Stół Powszechny Café
15.30 – 16.30 – meeting with Klementyna Suchanow, author of the book about Ordo Iuris and other catholic and religious fundamentalism groups and about their connection with Cremlin, moderation – Witold Mrozek; InSzPer Scene
17.00 – 18.20 – “Romeo and Juliet 2022” – performance (Divadlo pod Palmovkou); Big Stage

18.30 – 19.15 – meeting with artist “Romeo and Juliet 2022” – moderation: Paweł Sztarbowski; Big Stage
19.30 – 20.45 – “Responsibility” – performance with English subtitles, Teatr Powszechny and CENTRALA; Small Stage.


„Face to Faith” project is co-funded by „Creative Europe” Programme of the European Union.