The Jewish Theatre in Kraków
The Contemporary Jewish Theatr in Kraków – Midrash Theatre exists in Kraków since 2008. Thanks to the initiative of Rabbi Tanya Segal, a group of professional artists connected with the Beit Krakow community has been creating original theatre performances, exploring the spiritual legacy of the Jewish people. Often inspired by traditional Jewish texts, the performances are deeply rooted in the contemporary Jewish-Polish reality.
Over the past years, in close cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Musuem, which became the home for our theatre, we have created the following productions: Melody of Silence (2008), Mysteries of My Grandma (2009/2010), Five (P)Arts (2011), art instalation: 5ZTUKA (2012), Nigun Jam (2012), Megilat Polin (2013), The Lonely Tango of Vera Gran (2014)
The Jewish Theatre in Krakow – Midrash Theatre has also worked in other spaces of Jewish Krakow in order to incorporate the audience members into the creative process, thus we have produced original musical midrashim: ABYA, Szema Israel, Szirat haJam, Maim and Eikha (with Mikolaj Trzaska); exhibitions “The Words of Kohelet in Images” (The Old Synagogue muzeum, Galeria Szalom) , “Song of songs” (Trzecie Oko galery), “Dibrot” (Trzecie Oko galery).
In 2012, in coopeation with the Dance Theatre of Riny Schenfeld, we produced a new version of an existing performance in the context of Poland: Dancing with Chopin in Galicia, dedicated especially for the Museum space.