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„Black skin, white masks” is a performance that touches not only the issue of the roots of polish blackness hidden somewhere at polish courts in the 17th century, but also the problem of hidden racism. The assumption of this project was an experimental and innovative approach to the presented topic and conducting research within it, as well as finding answers to important questions that spontaneously appear during the creative creative process.

Why are the roots of polish blackness a silent topic in polish history? Does the term “black Pole” in our society have a chance to appear outside the category of a certain anomaly? When do we become co-responsible for emerging hidden racism? Is a critical attitude towards them enough for change to take place?

We did not want the word “premiere” to enclose this process in the creators and viewers, because it was the goal of the project, not its effect. That is why we present the winning spectacle in a variable form “work-in-progress” – an open spectacle, so that the dialogue between the creators and the viewer takes place here and now.


photo: Monika Stolarska

The project “Modelatornia Theatre Project Competition – Third Edition” was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund and from the budget of the Opolskie Voivodeship.







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