Dzieci (djyeh-chee) is an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through the medium of theatre. The word “Dzieci” is the Polish word for children.

Using techniques garnered from such theatre masters as Jerzy Grotowski, Eugenio Barba and Peter Brook, ritual forms derived from Native American and Eastern spiritual disciplines, and an ethic based securely in Humanistic Psychology, Dzieci aims to create a theatre that is as equally engaged with personal transformation as it is with public presentation.

Towards this aim, the ensemble balances its work on performance with work of service, through creative and therapeutic interaction in hospitals and a variety of institutional settings. Dzieci believes helping others generates a profound healing effect that not only serves the patient but also strengthens the ensemble’s work.

Dzieci is firmly dedicated to process. Their theatrical creations come organically over a long period of time, and they often offer public demonstrations of their work in progress as well as para-theatrical workshops, which invite participants to experience the work underlying their most current investigations.

At least some of their work deals with the role of the sacred clown and fool, which is why they are on

Dzieci is an ensemble under the direction of Matt Mitler, a NY actor and director who has staged dozens of solo pieces and many productions in the NY area. Other performers and company members include Yvonne Brecht, Jordan Flato, Carolina Franco, Karen Hatt, Marthan Hoffman, John Norman, Rebecca Sokol, and Bob Strock.

For much more information about Dzieci, please visit their website listed below:

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