• Marszałkowska 8

Onco – streaming

dir.Weronika Szczawińska
  • Directed by 

    Weronika Szczawińska

  • Dramaturgy

    Piotr Wawer jr

  • Premiere

    March 19, 2021

  • Ticket

    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?”

Weronika Szczawińska


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.