Dorota Masłowska

Other People

dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna

  • upcoming performances: October 26th-27th / November 2nd-3rd, 8th-10th, 13th-17th



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    The play directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna is based on a hip-hop poem masterpiece by Dorota Masłowska – one of the most important Polish writers of the young generation. She became known for the bestselling novels: "Snow White and Russian Red", and "The Queens Spew" and for the acclaimed dramas: "No Matter How Hard We Tried" and "A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians". Action of this urban anti-ballad takes place in Warsaw – a city immersed in smog and depression, fuelled by drugs and booze. This metropolis – the collective protagonist of the play – attracts both careerists and losers, artists and corporate employees, students and emigrants, promising illusive happiness and fake success. 

    A 32-year-old Kamil from Grochów district, who sells drugs on the side but dreams of a hip-hop career, is our guide to this urban jungle. We embark with him on a journey to the heart of the city, where we encounter various social spheres and classes, from celebrities to parking lot winos, from luxurious downtown condos residents to the inhabitants of distant prefabricated buildings. Expensive cars and tram cars, gyms and chain stores, shopping malls and night clubs are the stage for a ruthless fight for attention, love and acceptance. 

    Other People is an attempt to portray Poland three decades after the transformation. It’s a story about community blown apart from within by prejudice and hatred, a take on Polish society, where human bonds are breaking and national identity is being built on the hostility towards other people: Ukrainians, Vietnamese, gay... The play shows people obsessed with the prospect of virtual happiness. Their stories are told with the trash language of TV commercials, internet posts and media reports, which is as toxic as the smog and which blocks authentic communication.    

    Can we cross the class barriers?
    Can we burst the information bubble and understand "Other People" – those who think differently, have different value system, language and taste?
    Do we have anything in common, other than the access to the Internet?

    "Other People" has a participatory character. It has been created by a collective of TR ensemble, composers, Warsaw hip-hop artists, graphic designers, animators, visual artists and video makers. Audio and visual materials used during the performance show images and voices of tens of Warsaw residents from various spheres.

    Performance presented in TR Warszawa / ATM Studio (384 Wał Miedzeszyński Street, Warsaw)


    EARLY BIRDS (till June 15th - limited amount of tickets):
    70 zł (regular), 30 zł (reduced), 30 zł (last minute)

    REGULAR SALE (since June 16th):
    100 zł (regular), 60 zł (reduced), 40 zł (last minute)

    duration: 2 h 10 min (without interval) 

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    Media patronage of the performance: 


    We would like to thank for help: 



    • Dorota Masłowskatext
    • Grzegorz Jarzynadirection, adaptation, set design
    • Anna Axer-Fijałkowskacostumes and make-up
    • Aleksandr Prowalińskilight design
    • Paulina Przestrzelskachoreography
    • Piotr Kurek, Krzysztof Kaliskicomposers
    • Arek RAS Sitarzvocal preparations
    • DJ B: Michał Olszańskimusic, music for video, beats
    • Bartosz Kruczyńskibeats
    • Maciej Szymborskimusical development
    • Adrian Cognacgraphics
    • Adrien Cognac, Piotr Czarnecki, Krzysztof Fischer, Wiktor Zmysłowski, Aleksandra Żwanvideo editing
    • Julia Nędzyńskaanimation
    • Luka Rayskilettering
    • Maciej Chorążyilustrations
    • Radek Ładczukcameraman
    • Jerzy Szelewiczsound editing
    • Marek KazmierskiEnglish subtitles translation
    • Katarzyna Gawryśdirector's assistant
    • Olga Mazurcostumographer's assistant
    • Marta Piotrowska, Janek Zagdańskicostumographer's assistants (video)
    • Wojciech Sobolewskistage manager
    • Karolina Pająkproduction manager
    • Magda Igielskaproduction (cooperation)

    TR Warszawa would like to thank for taking part in the video to:
    Anna Axer-Fijałkowska, Klaudia Bakier, Małgorzata Bela, Katarzyna Budzyńska, Agata Buzek, Magdalena Cielecka, Henio Duszyński, Dobromir Dymecki, Michał Fajbusiewicz, Monika Frajczyk, Paulina Gajewska, Roma Gąsiorowska, Mateusz Górski, Tomasz Karolak, Ela Kołtonowicz, Cezary Kosiński, Filip Krupa, Grzegorz Laszuk, Lech Łotocki, Olga Mazur, Aleksander Milićević, Mateusz Nędza, Monika Olejnik, Michał Olszański, Maja Ostaszewska, Marta Pacholak, Sebastian Pawlak, Piotr Rogucki, Ola Rudnicka, Teresa Rutkowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Paweł Smagała, Sokół, Michał Stanisławski, Kacper Stykowski, Krzysztof Wawrzon

    TR Warszawa would like to thank for voiceover to:
    Krystyna Czubówna, Michał Nogaś, Jerzy Sosnowski

    It's an outstanding performance.

    Rafał Turowski, Chilli ZET,

    TR ensemble finds themselves well in this complex convention of the spectacle.

    Wojciech Majcherek,

    'Other People' directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna in TR Warszawa enrapture by the form, characters, and music. 

    Katarzyna Janowska,

    Patrons of the theater