Stonewall University is the newest series of videos on our YouTube channel, in which we bring you closer to the history of the LGBT+ community. Culture journalist Mike Urbaniak is the lecturer.
What was the fate of the LGBT+ community at the beginning of the last century? When did the community develop a political identity? How did World War II affect her? What is “clinical homosexuality” and how do you recognize it? Who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in the US? You will find the answer to all these and more questions in the lectures at Stonewall University!
Mike Urbaniak is a cultural journalist and theater critic, he has worked for Przekrój and Polish Radio, currently for Gazeta Wyborcza. He is the author of several hundred interviews with the most outstanding figures of Polish culture. For ten years he has been associated primarily with the theater: he worked at the Teatr Rozmaitości and Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, he was a juror of the Premiere Festival in Bydgoszcz, a member of the Artistic Committee of the Competition for the Staging of Polish Contemporary Art, curator of the drama program “HPrzepisy domowe” at the Jewish Theater and host of Instytut Teatralny, a series of meetings with the most outstanding actors of Polish scenes “Moja historia”.
Mike is also the author of conversations commissioned by the Polish Theater in Poznań with all actors of this stage. In 2017, he translated into Polish and directed a performative reading of Larry Kramer’s drama “Normalne serce” in Poznań. He is the author of the text and the director of the play “Michaś” about prof. Michał Głowiński.