• Marszałkowska 8

Ewelina’s Crying

dir.Anna Karasińska
  • Direct

    Anna Karasińska

  • Premiered

    October 1, 2015

  • Duration

    1 h  (no intermission)

  • Tickets

    70 PLN – regular

    40 PLN – concessionary

    30 PLN – rush

About

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.”

Creators

text, direction: Anna Karasińska

dramaturgic cooperation: Magdalena Rydzewska

choreography: Marta Ziółek

Production

production: Karolina Pająk

director’s assistant: Ewelina Pankowska

stage manager: Karolina Gębska

Gallery

Maria Ankiersztejn photo

Reviews

  • “An antidote to theatrical boredom. Great!”

    Zdzisław Pietrasik, TVP Kultura
  • “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.”

    Witold Mrozek, Gazeta Wyborcza
  • “Wittily and without any pathos, she exposes the lie of the theatre, taking away its glamour, and poking gentle fun.”

    Jacek Wakar, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

Awards

  • 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.

  • Cooperation

    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.

Field TR

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”).

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