Open Borders. The First Generation
|11 December 2020
This is them. They are between 15 and 18 years old. No longer children, but not yet adults. The young in 2020. How do they see reality? How do they perceive the world of grown-ups? What do they think about today's Poland? What do borders mean for them? How should the borders be drawn up and where they shouldn't be established at all?
“Don't be afraid to talk. Dare to listen” is the motto of the “Open Borders” project, which came into being in order to unleash the creative potential of young people, discover their sensitivity and strengthen the belief that everyone can be a participant of culture.
“I want to give them a chance to speak out. I listen carefully to what what they want to tell us about Poland and the world. These are powerful and important issues, for us, adults, too,” says Łukasz Zaleski, a director and educator at the theatre. The participants talked about what democracy, community spirit and equality means to them. They wondered where our internal and external borders lie and how to draw them up. It started with writing a script together. Today we can watch the effect on stage in the form of a documentary performance.
The project is an invitation for secondary school students to adopt an active attitude; it is an encouragament to boldly express one's views in the presence of peers and adults.
Director: Łukasz Zaleski
Music coach: Anna Stela
Video: Borys Dubiański
Stage manager: Wiktoria Wilk
Maja Franczak, Barbara Krzywdziak, Maria Macheta, Joanna Maj, Ewa Mrożnik, Anna Stokłosa, Matylda Sawicka, Adi Szlachetka, Wiktoria Wilk