Wałbrzych Inhabitants Diaries: Fotoplastikon | Come, Let Us Build Eine Stadt

PREMIERE:

31st January 20,
Main Stage/Small Stage

A diptych consisting of stage developed performative texts readings, arisen on the basis of a city inhabitants memories, presented during 14th Dramaturgy Days in September 2013.

 

Fotoplastikon

DIRECTION: Aśka Grochulska

DRAMATURGY: Magda Kupryjanowicz

DIRECTORS ASSITANTS: Kora Gałązka, Nikola Olszak

COSTUMES: Dorota Nawrot

MUSIC: Piotr Burczyn

ILLUSTRATIONS: Julia Mirny

VIDEO: Arek Biedrzycki

 

Casting: Irena Wójcik, Ewelina Żak, Jaśmina Polak [guest actor], Dariusz Skowroński, Piotr Tokarz

„Fotoplastikon”  is  Aśka Grochulska reportage project development, part of which is a meeting of Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Wałbrzych actors with competitive memories authors, or – if the contact was no longer possible –  their relatives, arranged by the director. In a theatrical laboratory the actors get roles of reminiscence experts, reading, quoting and commenting on Wałbrzych inhabitants records. The subject of an event becomes not what is remembered, but how it is remembered…

 

 

COME, LET US BUILD EINE STADT [HISTORICAL FANTASY FOR TWO VOICES]

DIRECTION: Aneta Groszyńska

MUSIC: Marcin Liweń

CASTING: Sara Celler – Jezierska, Piotr Mokrzycki 

 

The text title is a quotation  from the book of Genesis. „COME, LET US…” tries to relate after war Genesis of Waldenburg. Wałbrzych’s Tower of Babel reverberated then with world languages: German, Lithuanian, Yiddish, French.  And Polish. „Come…” is an opera about builders, outcasts and residents of that tower. It’s a picturesque fantasy about how the tower fell down. About what happened, that only Polish language remained. What was necessary to be sold, taken and lost to make the city ours. It’s a report of a deal, as a result of which we exist. It’s about deal, isn’t’ it? No matter how beautiful we speak to each other, it’s always about deal.