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Onco – streaming

dir.Weronika Szczawińska
  • Directed by 

    Weronika Szczawińska

  • Dramaturgy

    Piotr Wawer jr

  • Premiere

    TR Online: March 21 2021
    TR Warszawa/Marszałkowska 8: May 13 2021

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    39,90 zl – on the day of the event
    (Sunday, March 21st)

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One man. One woman. ONCO.

One man. Sebastian Pawlak, an actor. He studies the reality, body, social relations and language from the perspective of a person who heard that he is the worst artist in the world and who has experienced an invasive direction.

One woman. Weronika Szczawińska, a director. She studies the reality, body, social relations and language from the perspective of a person who heard the “breast cancer” diagnosis and who has experienced an invasive treatment.

ONCO. A performance set in the personal experiences of the director – Weronika Szczawińska and the actor – Sebastian Pawlak, who share the belief that even the most difficult scenario written by life can be changed and a new role can be played in it. Or not.

Project developed as a part of a Sopot Non Fiction 2020 artistic residence program.

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.