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Research: Marcin Napiórkowski

Script: Marcin Napiórkowski, Katarzyna Szyngiera

Direction: Katarzyna Szyngiera

Scenography, light and choreography: Milena Czarnik

Music and sound development: Jacek Sotomski

Cast: Irena Wójcik, Michał Kosela

Stage manager: Anna Solarek

Photos: Tobiasz Papuczys



Poles are more divided than ever before. Sociological studies show a disturbing level of polarization. We not only make different political decisions, we also describe the world in different languages and draw information from utterly different sources. Shut up in our social media bubbles, we are increasingly divided into two hostile tribes.
A Guide for the Left and the Right is a theatrical experiment questioning the political monopoly on the truth. Based on interviews, the authors depict the world of conservative values and the logic behind right-wing sympathizers.
These are not political mouthpieces we have on stage, these are the voices of real people. Reflective voices, not devoid of self-criticism and doubt, sincerely talking about what is important or hard for them.
A local Wałbrzych council member and activist explains why, even though she fights for equal rights, she would never call herself a “feminist.” An energy specialist argues that the right wing could lead the way in the struggle against global warming. A couple of popular journalists will explain what “family” means to them and how they feel when they are called “breeders.”
The plan is to create an opportunity to listen to the arguments of the other side. Without the distorting mirror, without missing the context, without the necessity and opportunity to immediately jump in and oppose. The best-case scenario is that we see there is much to be learned from “the other side.” The worst-case one is that we will all find out precisely what it is we disagree about. Because regardless of who wins the elections, we will still live in one country. It will be hard to cope without speaking to half of our fellow citizens.