Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Dear Friends!

We would like to inform You that the 35th jubilee edition of the International Theatrical Festival VALISE will take place 9-12 of June 2022 at the Puppet and Actor Theatre in Łomża. We sincerely hope that after months of isolation and restrictions, we will be able to organize the entire Festival live, allowing the audience to meet the creators from all over the world.

This edition will be unique – it has been 35 years since our first, intimate theatrical meetings. During that time the Festival has undergone numerous programme changes, continually reacting to new trends in contemporary theatre, social transformations and the history of our ever-evolving world, thus making artists realize their dreams.

Each edition of this important international event facilitates the exchange of artistic ideas and experiences and creates space for puppeteers to meet in an extraordinary atmosphere. The Festival is a competition reviewing the most interesting and valuable performances by outstanding artists from renowned theatres around the globe, with its line-up each time resulting from careful verification. Another integral part of the Festival is an outdoor, interdisciplinary programme called ‘My city’, featuring interesting events that accompany the competition. The Valise’s open character and a plethora of forms, phenomena and events make the Festival a celebration not only for artists but also for the citizens of Łomża.
We would like to highlight the jubilee edition of the Festival with an interesting and diverse programme, therefore I invite You to send your applications.

Please find attached our regulations and entry form. Each theatre may submit up to two performances for the competition. Please send completed applications together with any additional materials by 31 January 2022 at the address of the Organization Office or at dyrektor@teatrlomza.pl, teatrlomza@hi.pl.

Best regards!