October 1, 2015
1 h (no intermission)
70 PLN – regular
30 PLN – concessionary
30 PLN – rush
How to stay yourself in a world, where our identity creates so many, often conflicting, narratives? This is one of the questions that Anna Karasińska poses her brilliant directing debut: “Evelina’s Crying”. Now in TR Warszawa
The performance’s script comprises fantasies, received opinions regarding actors and actresses, and the image they project in the media. The actors and actresses taking part in the production attempt to play themselves as they may be imagined by someone else. Unable to correct what is being said about them, they remain stuck in their arbitrary and incomplete representations that mix with their private truth. As a result of this multiplicity of roles it is hard to say who is actually saying the lines spoken on stage.
From the author:
“We deconstruct the theatre environment to achieve some kind of closeness with the audience and with ourselves. Absurdity of the created situation allows us to escape the expectations and schemes. In our work we’ve turned everything on its head plenty of times, and experienced the freedom that followed. We hope the audience will also feel it.”
text, direction: Anna Karasińska
dramaturgic cooperation: Magdalena Rydzewska
choreography: Marta Ziółek
production: Karolina Pająk
director’s assistant: Ewelina Pankowska
stage manager: Karolina Gębska
Maria Ankiersztejn photo
“An antidote to theatrical boredom. Great!”
“Anna Karasińska’s witty and subversive debut (…) is a comedy spun from imaginings of theatrical magic, dreams of an acting career, and the underlying awareness of the ruthless hierarchies of artistic circles. Karasińska toys with different layers of fiction, mocking the cult of stars and of glamour-style avant-garde “to be” fashionable city venues.”
“Wittily and without any pathos, she exposes the lie of the theatre, taking away its glamour, and poking gentle fun.”
“ ’Ewelina’s Crying’ captivates with its dramatic style. All ideas and scenes are used to their full theatrical advantage, and take exactly as long as they should. Dialogue is never overdone, all twists on the point. The precision of the play is astounding. Karasińska has wonderful partners: Maria Maj, the brilliant Ewelina Pankowska, Adam Woronowicz, and Rafał Maćkowiak.”
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.
The 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 synchronized company which, toying with their own identities, asks important questions about what it means to be yourself.
Best Actress/Actor Award
For Maria Maj, Ewelina Pankowska, Adam Woronowicz and Rafał Maćkowiak.
During the writing process there were used improvisations by: Bogna Groniecka, Monika Kłobukowska, Katarzyna Obidzińska, Karolina Płanik, Beata Terech.
The author of the project interviewed members of the Hurragram group and youth from the SCEK theatre group.
The performance was produced within the frame of Field TR project – an element of the new talents line programme. TR Warszawa for many years now has been promoting new artistic talents through such projects as: Warsaw Area [orig.: Teren Warszawa], TR/PL, Field TR [orig.: Teren TR], Young TR [orig.: Młody TR], TR Debut [orig.: Debiut TR], artistic residencies, guest showings of diploma works and performances, repertoire showings of performances co-created by new artists and production of selected projects in cooperation with foreign partners. TR Warszawa provides artistic shelter, where artists may experiment and implement their ideas for theatre.
Within the new talents line in the past artistic seasons, the following directors presented their productions: Wojciech Blecharz (“Soundwork”), Klaudia Hartung-Wójciak (“The Chinese”), Grzegorz Jaremko (“Woyzeck”), Katarzyna Kalwat (“Holzwege”, “Rechnitz. Opera – The Exterminating Angel”, “Maria Klassenberg. Ecstasies”, “Staff Only” – coproduced by Biennale Warszawa and TR Warszawa), Anna Karasińska (“Ewelina’s Crying” and “Fantasia”), Katarzyna Minkowska (“Stream”), Jędrzej Piaskowski (“Puppenhaus. Treatment”, “David Is Going To Israel”), Piotr Trojan (“Grind/r”), Magda Szpecht (“The Possibility of an Island”, “Always Coming Home”), and Małgorzata Wdowik (“The Footballers” and “Fear”).