Piotr Wawer jr
TR Online: March 21, 2021
TR Warszawa/Marszałkowska 8: May 13, 2021
70 PLN – regular
30 PLN – concessionary
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?”
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
piano: Aleksandra Gryka
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
In partnership with Alivia Oncology Foundation.
Support from the COVID-19 Counteract Fund.