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Boris Yukhananov – the Artistic Director of the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre, Moscow – discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the theatre community in Russia and the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. He also shares his thoughts on the post-pandemic theatre.

Grzegorz Jarzyna – the head and artistic director of TR Warszawa (Poland)– responds to Boris Yukhananov and discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his work, TR Warszawa, and the theatre community in Poland. He also reflects on what may the future of theatre look like.

William Kentridge – a South African interdisciplinary artist and the founder of The Centre for the Less Good Idea – responds to Grzegorz Jarzyna and discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his work, The Centre, creative process, and the theatre community in Johannesburg.

Tianjiao Li and Xuexi Li from Quirky Moth Theatre – China’s leading theatre company – respond to William Kentridge. The discussion focuses on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on China’s theatre and its communities from the perspective of a theatre maker and spectator. They also explain why they think theatre will survive the pandemic.

Nils Haarmann – dramaturg at the Schaubühne – respond to Grzegorz Jarzyna. The discussion focuses on how Schaubühne responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it had on its immediate and further plans, and on German theatre institutions and communities.

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