Adapt!: A Forum for What?: American Theater and Politics Today

3 Apr 2017
The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia


Adapt! at The Wilma Theater, written and directed by Blanka Zizka. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.

In conjunction with the world premiere of Adapt!, The Wilma Theater presents a panel discussion on the role of theater in our current political landscape. The panel will feature American theater-makers from across the country.

This event is free and open to the public.

Adapt!, the first play written by the Wilma’s artistic director Blanka Zizka, tells the story of 22-year old Lenka, who has spent a year in a refugee camp in Germany after escaping from communist Czechoslovakia. Drawing on Zizka’s personal experiences as a Czech émigré to the US in the 1970s, the play touches upon themes of identity and exile, the idealism of youth, and the compromises of adulthood.