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Young Theater (Yung Teater)

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Young Theater (Yung Teater)


Young Theater was an experimental studio founded by Michał Weichert (see directors) in Warsaw in 1929 to teach theater to budding actors with working-class backgrounds. Weichert experimented with the staging of its works, especially in decentralizing it. He organized "stages" throughout the hall or venue and among audience members. He used lighting to indicated which stage the audience should pay attention to at a given time.

Below is an interview with Weichert clipped from an unidentified Soviet Yiddish newspaper in 1929. The occasion of his visit was a theater festival in Moscwo in which he and his troupe participated. 


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