Him. Her. Onco.

  • Marszałkowska 8

Onco

dir.Weronika Szczawińska
13.05 19:00

Premiere

14.05 19:00
15.05 19:00
16.05 19:00
19.06 19:00
20.06 19:00
  • Directed by 

    Weronika Szczawińska

  • Dramaturgy

    Piotr Wawer jr

  • Premiere

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

  • Ticket

    70 PLN – regular
    30 PLN – concessionary

See a live stream of “Onco” with english subtitles on March 21st

About

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

Creators

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

Production

director’s assistant: Malwina Szumacher (till Decemeber 31st, 2020), Katarzyna Gawryś-Rodriguez (from January 1st, 2021)

production manager: Karolina Pająk-Sieczkowska

Gallery

photos by Monika Stolarska

In partnership with Alivia Oncology Foundation.

Support from the COVID-19 Counteract Fund.

Patrons