“Grotowski Non-Fiction” is a project inspired by the life and work of Jerzy Grotowski who created the famous Theatre of 13 Rows in Opole and the Laboratory Theatre in Wrocław.

Grotowski is drama’s cult figure. So how do we find the truth in the mythic-like perception of this author? Is it even possible to find out the truth about this man based on memories and trace information? The task becomes even more difficult when we realise that the people involved in the project have never seen any of Jerzy Grotowski’s plays live.

“Grotowski Non-Fiction” is a project focusing on creating memories. The key element of this experimental work is an attempt to recreate Grotowski’s figure based on remarks, opinions, memories as well as on the imagination and ingenuity of actors who, remarkably, become directors and researchers of the subject, engaging the audience in this unusual reconstruction.
Parallel to this project, a book about Grotowski was created, telling a story from the perspective of the actors, and the show was continued in the form of Zbigniew Libera’s exhibition.

The show was co-produced with the Wrocław Contemporary Theatre.

Krzysztof Szekalski and the actors team

GROTOWSKI NON-FICTION

CONCEPT:
Katarzyna Kalwat, Zbigniew Libera

PROJECT CURATOR:
Joanna Zielińska

MUSIC:
Hanna Klepacka

VIDEO PRODUCTION:
Tomasz Tyndyk

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Ewa Łuczak

CAST:
JK Opole Theatre:
Magdalena Maścianica
Monika Stanek
Andrzej Jakubczyk
Rafał Kronenberger

Wrocław Contemporary Theatre:
Ewelina Paszke-Lowitzsch
Mariusz Bąkowski
Jerzy Senator

HOST:
Professor Krystyna Duniec/Roman Pawłowski

STAGEHAND:
Jerzy Laskowski

TIME:
105 minutes (no intermission)

PREMIERE:
8th December 2018, “Modelatornia” Stage