Theater connects generations – integrational project for child migrants and senior citizens

In partnership with the Polish Theater in Warsaw and the Project Elders Foundation, Ocalenie Foundation organized the “Theater Connects Generations” integration project. We worked with refugee children on a performance that was shown to six groups of seniors in several villages in Mazovia in autumn 2018.

Workshops and performance

In July 2018, we kicked off theater workshops for children and their parents or guardians led by Paulina Chodnicka and Marek Kościółek. Ten children from Chechnya, Russia, Ukraine and Kenya, aged between 12 and 16, as well as three adults participated in the workshops.

Performing for an audience of seniors

In autumn, the performance was shown to six groups of seniors in Mazovia: in Wyszków, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Garwolin and Warsaw. The idea of the project is to connect generations through theater. As such, the performances were combined with integrational activities. A total of 90 senior citizens took part in the meetings with the children.  

On November 11, 2018, a summary of the project was held at the Polish Theater in Warsaw. The event was attended by children who took part in workshops, as well as seniors citizens from Masovian towns visited by children. 

A week after the gala, the children had the opportunity to meet with actor Maksymilian Rogacki from the Polish Theater and talk about acting, and then watch the spectacle „Gulliver’s Travels”.


11 listopada, w Święto Niepodległości, zaprosiliśmy Was na podsumowanie projektu teatralnego "Tak, to my!", w którym…

Opublikowany przez Fundacja Ocalenie Piątek, 16 listopada 2018


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