April 28, 2018
1 h (no intermission)
70 PLN – regular
30 PLN – concessionary
30 PLN – rush
Please be informed that in the performance strobe lights are used!
The play by Małgorzata Wdowik and the team draws inspiration from classical horror movies, while creating its own unique world, where the primary fears meet modern technologies. Thanks to the innovative application of sound, the audience can immerse themselves in the nightmarish world created on stage.
“Fear” is an attempt to reach the roots of our own fears. The creators search for them in the folk and pop culture stories, in family memories and political experiences. They use them to build a reality – somewhere between a fantasy and a dream, where the fight for your fear is a priority. If you know that a terrifying Something is somewhere out there, you cannot be deceived. You can control it instead of being controlled. You decide who is in charge of the fear. Do not be scared to be scared!
For organized post-gymnasium school groups we offer introductory workshops to the performance (please contact the education department: email@example.com for more details).
direction: Małgorzata Wdowik
text: Robert Bolesto
dramaturgy: Joanna Ostrowska
set design: Tomasz Mróz
costume design and video: Dominika Olszowy
sound design: Katarzyna Szczerba
lighting design: Aleksandr Prowaliński
choreography consultations: Ramona Nagabczyńska
cameraman: Krzysztof Bagiński
director’s assistant: Malwina Szumacher
scenographer’s assistant: Małgorzata Nawrocka
stage manager: Karolina Gębska
production manager: Katarzyna Białach
fot. Natalia Kabanow
“’Fear’ brings up the forgotten, dusted with time, terrors such as the fear of entering a dark forest, or of a monster that sneaks under our childhood bed when we try to fall asleep. (…) „Fear” offers the most peculiar theatre evening in the city today. Worth taking a risk.”
“This performance pictures folk tales and their contemporary equivalents – C class horrors from the old VHS cassettes. But there are also more existential fears discussed: fear of loneliness, death, helplessness in sickness or advanced age. Sometimes in theatre the creators have to dive deep in the Hollywood kitsch, an absurd humor or exaggeration to make a very serious statement.”
“A person can immerse him/herself in Wdowik’s “Fear” like in a performative installation that attacks the senses. Bolesto’s text is a parallel, weird story comprised of fragments of bad dreams. Watching this performance is an experience that can be placed somewhere between reality and a dream – it is much more physical and sensual then intellectual. Lack of the storyline in this original show allows us to follow our own sensations, that become an equivalent content of Wdowik’s theatre. The world provided by the creators resembles a post-catastrophic reality: the dust settles, the time slows down, everything feels unfamiliar and dehumanized.”
In the performance paraphrased fragments of the following works are used:
lyrics of the song “Ach śpij kochanie” by Ludwik Starski and “Babylonian Lullaby” (translated by Jacek Telenga).
Lines of the new talents/ TR debut
The performance was produced within the frame of Young TR – one of the elements 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”).