Performative journalism: how theater and media can help each other



Free of charge event


Teatr Mały, Deptak Bogusława 6

Zdjęcie z wydarzenia, wykładu dziennikarskiego. Na zdjęciu w klubie widoczna publiczność siedząca na żółtych krzesłach. Na ceglastych ścianach wiszą fotografie.

Journalism is constantly looking for new ways of storytelling, experimenting with technology. At the same time - so are artists trying to find new ways to attract an audience. And as different narratives are created, misinformation spreads and audiences trust media less - culture steps in burying those thin lines between truth and reality. In the past years we increasingly see that journalism with performance journalism, with illustrative journalism but now we also see artists inspiring more and more often with current events and putting them on stage.  


Through this session we want to explore how different artists and journalists are thinking about the truth. How they create stories, theater plays, comics, animations. Where does the inspiration end, truth begins or ends? 


We will show examples of live journalism performances from Latvia, France, US, Romania and Poland.


An event prepared by the Outriders journalism collective.

Outriders has won a number of major awards and accolades, including the Passports of Polityka in the Digital Culture category for 2022.