On April 27, 2019, the artistic director of STUDIO Natalia Korczakowska will be a panelist in New York's La MaMa as part of the Coffeehouse Chronicle series. The theme of the discussion will be "Witkacy" - the patron of our theater.
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)
Saturday 3PM to 5PM
Coffeehouse Chronicle #153 will focus on the work of turn-of-the-century Polish avant-garde playwright Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz’s (1885 –1939), known as "Witkacy," who may well have been Europe's most radical novelist, dramatist, painter, and philosopher in an era when artists competed fiercely to break away from all that had come before. Writing in Polish and banned in Communist Poland, while he may not have attained the international attention of the Surrealists, Dadaists, or other Absurdists, his work remains a striking example of modernism.
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is New York’s premier Off Off Broadway venue, celebrating works that push the boundaries of language and culture, and showcasing cutting-edge talent from around the globe. Founded by Ellen Stewart in 1961, the company has grown into a vibrant and vital hub for artists and theatergoers alike, often presenting multiple shows simultaneously.