Dear Sir or Madame,

modern times of constant changes and creations in the context of contemporary puppet theater initiated the need for further research and confronting the definition of what is new and still yet unnamed. Diversity in the world of theater and visual arts, the latest scientific achievements, the originality of technological solutions, and the widening art of perception provoked the birth of the LALKA NOVA / NEW PUPPET idea.

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the international scientific conference LALKA NOVA. NEW MEANINGS OF THE PUPPET IN THEATER AND PERFORMATIVE ARTS.

The conference will be held from 4th to 7th November 2021 in Wrocław, at the Faculty of Puppetry of the AST National Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow Branch in Wrocław. The invitation is addressed to lecturers, university students, artists, theater directors, scientists in various fields of science, and theater audiences. We focus our considerations on thematic modules: new history, new theater, new actor, new technologies and the module called: theater without a human. Lectures can take the form of: a lecture, video presentation, performance or any other form that will allow you to fully express your reflections on LALKA NOVA / NEW PUPPET. Speakers will also be able to take part in the conference online. The Scientific Council, established in the first week of September, will select the most interesting lectures on the basis of your abstracts.

 We are looking forward to your participation. See you soon!

Prof. Ewelina Ciszewska

Dean of the Faculty of Puppetry

Head of Scientific Committee


The deadline for sending abstracts (up to 1,200 signs) is September 30th, 2021. We will announce the results of the recruitment by October 10th, 2021. Here is the application form.

Please send any questions to the following address: 

Conference coordinator

Aga Błaszczak


More information about the conference and the thematic scope can be found in the attached folder. Due to the dynamic situation, please follow our pages, which we will update on a regular basis.

Financial support by International Visegrad Fund

Partners are Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and Freeszwe Society


Organiser of the international scientific conference LALKA NOVA. New Meanings of the Puppet in Theatre and Performative Arts is:

AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow Branch in Wroclaw

Faculty of Puppetry

ul. Braniborska 59,53 680 Wrocław FB: LALKANOVA

curator: dr hab. Ewelina Ciszewska

coordinator: Aga Błaszczak

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