• ATM Studio

The Second Woman

dir.Grzegorz Jarzyna
  • Direction

    Grzegorz Jarzyna

  • Premiere

    April 23, 24, 2014 in TR Warszawa

  • Duration

    2h

  • Tickets

    100 zł – regular

    60 zł – concessionary

    30 zł – rush

Attention!

The performance includes some nudity.

About the performance

Grzegorz Jarzyna’s play inspired by the film: „Opening Night” by John Cassavetes is a story of personal and professional confrontation with the passing of time and the relationship between art and life. Cassavetes offers a fresh take on the clichéd metaphor of theatre being a reflection of reality and shows that a theatre can actually be a real place, where one can learn and understand oneself. In the times, when the boundaries between what’s real and what’s fictional are getting blurry, when more and more people live not their lives but the imagined lives of mass culture figures, is seems that, ironically, theatre may be the last place where a person can drop her/his mask and touch the truth.   

The performance was produced in cooperation with the City of Cracow and Cracow Festival Office as a result of the Grand Prix award of the 6th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival.

For organized post-gymnasium school groups we offer introductory workshops to the performance (please contact the education department edukacja@trwarszawa.pl for more details).

Creators

direction: Grzegorz Jarzyna

translation: Klaudyna Rozhin

adaptation and script:Grzegorz Jarzyna, Anna Nykowska

set design:Chasper Bertschinger

costume design: AnnaNykowska

 

music: Jacek Grudzień

sound design: Piotr Domiński, Dominika Kotarba

lighting design: Felice Ross

video: Bartek Macias

Production

director’s assistant: Paweł Kulka 

scenographer’s assistant: Karolina Pająk

costumographer’s assistant: Julia Sokolnicka

production manager: Agata Balcerzak

production assistant: Katarzyna Koślacz

stage manager: Wojciech Sobolewski

Gallery

photos: Kuba Dąbrowski

Reviews

  • Triumph of the middle age
    “On TR Warszawa stage, director Grzegorz Jarzyna and Danuta Stenka show the V(ictory) sign. ‘The Second Woman’ based on Cassavetes’es „Opening Night” is a manifesto of artists’ virtuosity, that one achieves with age.”

    Jacek Cieślak, Rzeczpospolita
  • “Jarzyna and his actors achieved something extraordinary: they materialized all anxieties and desires of maturity passing into old age. All of our tiredness, hollowness, fury that we are, we will be in a moment beyond what pulses with real life.”

    Łukasz Drewniak. Teatralny.pl
  • “’The Second Woman’ (…) is a beautiful, moving and personal statement of an artist who is now mature enough to speak frankly about the environment and space of his everyday work and his personal struggles. This is a story about the reality of theatre and the illusion of reality, produced with immense precision and perfection.”

    Agnieszka Górnicka, teatrdlawas.pl

Klaudyna Rozhin’s (the translator) copyrights are represented by Agencja Dramatu i Teatru ADIT

Partners

The performance was produced in cooperation with the City of Cracow and Cracow Festival Office as a result of the Grand Prix award of the 6th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival.

Patrons