PURGATORIO combines Krakow showcase performances with the festival’s special events and other things happening at the Festival Center. During the festival, the audience will get a chance to see shows that normally might not attract the critics’ attention. This year the emphasis is on more alternative theatrical initiatives, situated outside of the mainstream. Meetings with the directors of the performances competing in the Polish Contest INFERNO will be held in the evenings at the Festival Center. Discussions about theatre, the arts and other matters will be led in an unusual setting – behind a kitchen table.