H. KONIECZKA POLSKI THEATRE BYDGOSZCZStateswomen, Sluts of Revolution, or the Learned Ladies
Jolanta JaniczakDIRECTED BY
Beata Bandurska, Magdalena Celmer, Martyna Peszko, Sonia Roszczuk, Małgorzata
Trofimiuk, Małgorzata Witkowska, Mirosław Guzowski, Roland Nowak, Maciej Pesta, Marcin
Théroigne de Méricourt, feminist activist of the French Revolution fighting for woman’s rights, for equality, freedom and solidarity. Her name doesn’t appear next to Danton and Robespier though, though; it’s nowhere to be found in school books and encyclopaedias. She was rewarded with lynching for her activism and devotion to women’s issues. Her beliefs and postulates were too radical, even for leaders of the French Revolution. History described her bravery and engagement as insanity and political fanaticism. For people involved in creating the spectacle, Théroigne de Méricourt serves as an excuse to think about ideas, methods and tools that could rouse a revolutionary rebellion today, in the 21st century. Is radicalism, often named fanaticism, an effective method of waking up dormant citizens? How to be brave and enthusiastic and how to have faith in the possibility to change?
Political theatre in its best possible form.
Edwin Bendyk, weekly “Polityka”
“Black protest” in front of the theatre. Stateswomen, Sluts of Revolution… is one of the strongest political theatre performances that have been staged in Poland last years.
Witold Mrozek, “Gazeta Wyborcza”
As usually, Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz has reacted quickly on the current and socially important problem. The performance Stateswomen, Sluts of Revolution, or the Learned Ladies by Jolanta Janiczak, directed by Wiktor Rubin tackles the problem that remains especially tough – gender equality. It is also a strong voice in the debate on abortion.
Anita Nowak, “Teatr dla Was”
TEXT, DRAMATURGY, COSTUMES
Beata Bandurska, Magdalena Celmer, Martyna Peszko, Sonia Roszczuk, Małgorzata Trofimiuk, Małgorzata Witkowska, Mirosław Guzowski, Roland Nowak, Maciej Pesta, Marcin Zawodziński
29 October 2016