How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients

Written by Matei Visniec

Translated by Jeremy Lawrence and Catherine Popescu

Directed by Zoltán Balázs

Guest Director from Maladype Theatre in Budapest, Hungary

March 16 – April 16, 2016

This project is supported by The Trust for Mutual Understanding

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No Matter How Hard We Try

Written by Dorota Maslowska

Translated by Artur Zapalowski

Directed by Max Truax

May 12 – June 25, 2016



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