TR WarszawaEwelina’s Crying
Anna Karasińskadramaturgical cooperation
1st of October 2015language
Polish with English subtitles
A show about the struggles to be yourself in a world in which a person’s identity is created by numerous, often contradictory narratives. The text of the play is constructed out of the fantasies, widespread opinions and media portrayals of actresses and actors. The cast plays themselves as imagined by others. Without the ability to clarify some of the information about who they are, they remain trapped in accidental and fragmentary identities which intersect with their own, private truths. The accumulation of roles eventually means the audience lose track of who is speaking which line.
Anna Karasińska, the director of the show:
We deconstruct the theatrical set up in order to get closer to the audiences and ourselves. The absurdity of the situation we have created is a way to evade the limits of expectations and patterns. In our work, we have often turned everything upside down and enjoyed the sense of freedom which followed, something we hope will be shared with our audiences.
The show was developed as part of the Teren TR 2014/15 programme.
51st Small Theatre Forms Festival KONTRAPUNKT 2016 in Szczecin: the Kazimierz Krzanowski Promotional Award for Anna Karasińska for brilliance, intelligence, resolution in delivering a message which dismantles traditional hierarchies and shows the importance of trust in theatre work.
51st Small Theatre Forms Festival KONTRAPUNKT 2016 in Szczecin: Magnolia Prize – City of Szczecin Award for Maria Maj, Ewelina Pankowska, Adam Woronowicz and Rafał Maćkowiak for showing the importance of theatrical team work; for creating a perfectly synchronised company which, toying with their own identities, asks important questions about what it means to be yourself.
56th Kalisz Theatrical Encounters – Actors Prize for Maria Maj, Ewelina Pankowska, Adam Woronowicz and Rafał Maćkowiak