Correspondence of the members of the Theater of the Eighth Day with the Ministry of Culture, letters, 1970s
Members of the Eighth Day Theatre have been very open and vocal about their criticism of the socialist reality in the 1970s in Poland. Their contestation of the regime became even more clear when they got engaged in the activities of the Workers' Defence Committee (KOR). In response, the authorities started to obstruct activities of the Eighths. Members of the theatre collective were regularly denied passports and means to produce new shows. Mentioning the Eighths in the official press was banned. This part of the collection consists of the official letter exchanges between the Theatre of the Eighth Day members and the Ministry of Culture and Art and local authorities of the city of Poznań. These documents are a unique testimony of how the negotiations of the position of alternative art in the socialist cultural field looked like.
Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland
- Gospodarczyk, Hanna