Piotr Wawer jr
March 19, 2021
70 PLN – regular
30 PLN – concessionary
29,90 PLN – streaming at TR Online
The performance is set in the personal experiences of the director – Weronika Szczawińska, who has been an oncological patient since 2018. The artist is examining the reality, body, social relations and language from the perspective of a person who was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been undergoing an invasive treatment.
Project developed within the frame of an artistic residence program Sopot Non Fiction 2020.
From the director
“I am very interested in the reality altered by cancer but I am not looking for a confessional, therapeutic or pedagogical project. I am wondering how one may make use of an oncological disease. Instead of creating a performance about cancer, I want to investigate what we can learn about the modern world thanks to cancer. What does a person with breast cancer learn about our and society? What can the audience find out?”
direction, text: Weronika Szczawińska
dramaturgy, text, musical arrangement: Piotr Wawer jr
text: Sebastian Pawlak
set and costume design: Karol Radziszewski
choreography, conceptual cooperation: Agata Maszkiewicz
In the performance fragments (translated by Weronika Szczawińska) of the following books are used:
Jenny Diski, In Gratitude, Bloomsbury Publishing 2016
Anne Boyer, The undying: a meditation on modern illness, Allen Lane 2019
director’s assistant: Malwina Szumacher (till Decemeber 31st, 2020), Katarzyna Gawryś-Rodriguez (from January 1st, 2021)
production manager: Karolina Pająk-Sieczkowska
photos by Monika Stolarska
Support from the COVID-19 Counteract Fund.