Is starts with bees
Alicja Borkowska
27 June 2020
scena mała



Lizaveta Bibikava, Valeria Baradulina, Alicja Borkowska, Rawan Boustany, Weronika Chinowska, Ludmiła Dąbrowska, Ray Dickaty, Magdalena Duszyńska-Sasin, Ali Eshqi, Lyudmyla Galchun, Kasia Galon, Rita Guretskaya, Vira Hres, Mahina Isaewa, Maksim Jus, Semih Karabas, Bogumiła Karbowiak, Adrien Koniak, Alina Kręcisz, Aleksandra Kuśnierkiewicz, Veranika Los, Paweł Łuhowy, Olesya Malyugina, Kateryna Matvieieva, Rachel Merrill Moss, Sofya Mironava, Joanna Mueller, Artur Pałyga, Rose Petit, Yana Probably, Kasia Stefanowicz, Iryna Sylinnyk, Monika Trzeciak, Magdalena Wojno, Kinga Wołoszyn-Kowada, Szamani Yacoub




The works on this play began in February 2020. It was supposed to tell a story of five rapid processes of many species dying out in masses. It was also about a sixth disaster - modern destruction of species caused by human activity.  

Extinction is the best opportunity to realize what we have and what we would rather not lose. It is not final, although that’s what it seems for the ones dying out. It is continuous, sometimes it is just more visible. From some point of view, it is just a change. A play by Strefa WolnoSłowa is an attempt to write down this change. It was supposed to be about extinction, but it is about trying to survive. It is about foil gloves in the air, thrown to the ground right after leaving the greengrocers. It is about observation - statistics, birds, neighbours, and a fallen tree that grew mushrooms in the last few weeks. It is about seventeen square meters of an indebted studio apartment, an old wall unit and a flight home. It is about unemployment, working in pyjamas, dreaming about dolphins. It is about intimacy in front of the camera, a burst pipe, doing your lips in front of a mirror, and a view from a window, or a balcony if you are lucky.


A play by Strefa WolnoSłowa is a six-part story about survival, created during the pandemic by participants of multicultural and intergenerational workshops „Azyl Warszawa 2020”.



All actions are under the international program „Atlas of Transitions. New geographies for a cross-cultural Europe”.

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






Teatr Powszechny
im. Zygmunta Hübnera
ul. Jana Zamoyskiego 20
03-801 Warszawa
tickets 22 818 25 16
22 818 48 19

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