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2020: The Tempest – live streaming and talk

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  • Premiere

    November 27th, 2020

  • Duration

    3 hours (with intermission)

  • TR Online streaming

    29,90 zł – presale price
    39,90 zł – on the day of the event

Evening with TR Online

  • 18:45

    Start of the evening with TR Online
    Host: Rafał Maćkowiak

  • 19:00

    Live streaming of “2020: The Tempest”, dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna straight from the scene of TR Warszawa/ATM Studio

    english surtitles
    streaming direction: Nicolas Villegas

  • 22:10

    Live talk with TR Warszawa’s artistic director Grzegorz Jarzyna organised by Münchner Kammerspiele
    Host: Harald Wolff (MK)
    Meeting held in English
    The event will not be streamed – please join in on Zoom [link]. We kindly ask guests to turn their cameras on.

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Attention: The performance uses strobe lights.

Post-performance live talk organized by Münchner Kammerspiele.

Is human perspective the only possible one?

Based on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”

The story is quite simple: a high (or not so high) profile female or male is forced to quit her / his position, power, city and country where she / he lives. Together with a son / daughter they flee to an island. They will live there for over twelve years. By chance (or as a result of a storm) a group of her/his old acquaintances end up (or not) on the same island. People, who have saved (or not) her/his life and those, who have engineered (or not) her/his downfall.  
Professor Tadeusz Sławek in his book “NICowanie świata. Zdania z Szekspira” [“Turning the World Inside OUT. The Phrases from Shakespeare“] writes that in an attempt to “think a human” one has to extract a person from his/her customarily assigned place and transfer him/her to a totally different place. This is also how William Shakespeare poses his questions; he repeats the act of expulsion: expulsion from paradise, expulsion from a city (“The Tempest”), expulsion from life, expulsion from a family (“King Lear”), expulsion from a country (“Coriolanus”). Without the circumstances of “being exiled”, one cannot “think a human”.
What does “to think a human anew” mean nowadays, when the only available tools to carry out this process are instruments created by humans in all their imperfection, based on knowledge and imagination – both having its source in the most imperfect instrument: human memory?  
Is human perspective the only possible one?


Direction: Grzegorz Jarzyna
Adaptation and text: Grzegorz Jarzyna, Weronika Murek
Set design: Fabien Lédé
Make-up and costume design: Anna Axer Fijałkowska
Music: Piotr Kurek
Video design: Marek Kozakiewicz
Lighting design: Aleksandr Prowaliński
Choreography: Ivan Estegneev

Sound design: Piotr Domiński, Piotr Kurek
Artificial intelligence programming: Paweł Wawrzyński
3D animtions: Kacper Shikeli
2D visualizations: Oliwia Szanajca-Kossakowska
3D animations: 3DMaster, Krystian Parol
Director’s assistant: Katarzyna Gawryś
Scenographer’s assistant: Olga Papacz
Costumographer’s assistant: Karolina Bramowicz, Olga Mazur

  • Used in the performance:

    Fragments of “Walden, or Life in the Woods” by H.D. Thoreau (translated by Halina Cieplicka).

  • Quotes from the following works are used in the script:

    C. Malaparte, “Sodoma e Gomorra” (translated by J. Popiel)
    St. Kubrick, P. Sellers, T. Southern, P. George, “Dr. Strangelove, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (translated by Karol Ruciński)
    F. O’Connor, “Mystery and Manners” (translated by M. Kołbukowski)


photos by Monika Stolarska


Production manager: Magda Igielska
Stage manager: Aleksandra Śliwińska
Sound operators: Jakub Sapka, Miłosz Pawłowski, Jerzy Szelewicz, Jan Gnass
Video operator: Marcin Metelski
Cameraman: Łukasz Jara
Light operators: Daniel Sanjuan Ciepielewski, Kacper Stykowski
Make-up artist: Milena Jura, Dominika Zatońska
Wardrobe: Elżbieta Kołtonowicz, Teresa Rutkowska
Stage brigadier: Łukasz Winkowski
Prop master: Grzegorz Zielski

Technical manager: Sebastian Kuźma
Set construction specialist: Tomasz Ciężarek
Carpenter: Tadeusz Tomaszewski
Locksmith: Tomasz Ciężarek
Video edition: Mariusz Basiak, Mariusz Gajdak, Piotr Gromek, Marcin Puanecki, Tomasz Trojanowski, Andrzej Tuszewicz, Łukasz Winkowski, Grzegorz Zielski
Construction of decorations: Mariusz Basiak, Tomasz Ciężarek, Mariusz Gajdak, Piotr Gromek, Marcin Puanecki, Tadeusz Tomaszewski, Tomasz Trojanowski, Łukasz Winkowski, Kacper Stykowski, Daniel Sanjuan Ciepielewski, Konrad Kajak, Łukasz Jara, Adrian Hutyriak, Jakub Sapka, Jerzy Szelewicz, Miłosz Pawłowski

Support from the COVID-19 Counteract Fund.

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