Lawrence of Arabia
director
Weronika Szczawińska
premiere
22 June 2018
running time
90 min
stage
scena mała
UPCOMING SHOWS
Sat 29 December
hour 19.30
Sun 30 December
hour 18.00
Mon 31 December
hour 19.30

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CAST
MAMADOU  GÓO BÂ
MAMADOU GÓO BÂ
WIKTOR LOGA-SKARCZEWSKI
WIKTOR LOGA-SKARCZEWSKI
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
NATALIA ŁĄGIEWCZYK
gościnnie
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
MARIA ROBASZKIEWICZ
KARINA SEWERYN
KARINA SEWERYN
PIOTR WAWER JR
PIOTR WAWER JR
gościnnie

CREATIVES

director – Weronika Szczawińska

dramaturg – Piotr Wawer jr

text – Piotr Wawer Jr, Weronika Szczawińska, Eileen Gricuk, Jose Luis Sosa Estanga, Imru’ al-Qais, Amin Omer, Vira Popowa

set designer – Daniel Malone

choreographer – Agata Maszkiewicz
production assistant – Aleksandra Matlingiewicz

stage manager – Barbara Sadowska

SYNOPSIS

Lawrence of Arabia is a theatrical telephone game, exploring our mediations and misunderstandings, checking received notions. It is a farce about identity, put together by the cooperation of several groups: the creative team, foreigners living in Poland, as well as the actors from our theatre. Finally, it is an attempt of putting on someone else’s shoes, looking at familiar issues from the outside and a fantasy of theatre created for a multilingual and multicultural society. It’s also a play on viewers expectations - because what exactly do they know about Sudan? When was Poland a banana republic? Why does Zorro wear a burka? What is more remote to us: Venezuela or an Amazon warehouse?

The creators decided to invite newcomers, not rooted in Poland and those forced to leave their native countries to cooperate. The goal was to avoid constructing a phantom image of the Other. Expectations were contradicted, perceptions turned around in unexpected ways and the play gained its own comedic dimension. Comedy emerges as a serious, concrete remedy against generalizations and fantasies relating to identity.

 

 

Performance in the project Atlas of Transitions. New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe.

Project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 

 

 

Partner: Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw

 

 

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im. Zygmunta Hübnera
ul. Jana Zamoyskiego 20
03-801 Warszawa
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