How theatre can heal and, conversely, how it might need to do some healing of its own? What kinds of healing did theatre offer to individuals and interpersonal relationships in the pre-Covid times and what will this healing look like in the weeks ahead? How to deal with the fear that spectators won’t come back, and with uncertainties related to the cultural aridness of society? What mental state do theatre makers, dancers and related professionals find themselves in after so many months of economic, social and creative uncertainty? Isn’t the theatre itself in need of some healing right now? Martin Sedláček, a practicing psychotherapist who also lectures in the Department of Drama in Education at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague invited four guests from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Poland to a conversation on these topicsand in this episode you’ll hear summary of their discussion.
Participants of Show must go on/off line discussion that served as base for this podcast
Ilona Labuťová, Czech Republic – specialist pedagogue, drama therapist and founding member of the Association of Drama Therapists of the Czech Republic
Anna Szapert, Poland – therapist, coach and member of the free psychological support team for theatre artists and staff offered by The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw
Zsuzsa Hajós, Hungary – founder and member of the Kerekasztal (Round Table) community theatre, which focuses on work with young people and mentoring in education through art
Fabio Toledi, Italy – theatre director and playwright, member of the Astragali Theatre and ITI, where he is a member of the executive board and the Theatre
Martin Sedláček, Czech Republic – practicing psychotherapist, lecturer in the Department of Drama in Education at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague