Polish plays

The sad girl Sylvia Plath

Alksnin, Adrianna

Women are constantly struggling to be something (someone?) more than just a picture, a screen on which unrealistic expectations are projected. The author uses the biography of Sylvia Plath and the main character of the Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood, to create a bold and poetic piece that is an interpretation of the "sad girl theory".

The New Colony

Wróblewski, Grzegorz

The main focus is on the physical and mental process of existence. Larsen has no control over the scientific process since it has been monitored by two specialists: Mr Spolik and Zvidd. They are the masters of illusions which Larsen experiences. Grzegorz Wróblewski has created an unusual vision of science fiction, both terrifying and surprising. Larsen, Mother and two scientists experience an advanced disintegration of mental and physical structures. The material world seems to be a heavy burden that the New Man has to get accustomed with.

Silver

Zubrzycki, Kuba

Do you know the feeling of being God, of having someone's life depend on you? And you have to decide about a person's fate? This feeling is a side effect of being involved in helping the needy, the sick or the disadvantaged. And do you know what it’s like when, in order for someone to trust you, you have to give up a part of yourself and expose your weaknesses? This is what Silver is about.

Men on the verge of a nervous breakdown

Burzyńska, Anna

A brilliantly written tragicomedy, imbued with bitterness and ironic insight into the modern world. Chasing money, career at all cost, casual sex, life at its best, constant adrenaline - these are the goals of the characters. At the same time, Burzyńska's play is part of the literary current attempting to describe and define the world of male priorities and stereotypes.

Felicia the little thief

The main character, a girl called Felicia, is fascinated by the Barbie doll. The story deals with relations between adults and children, suggesting that children should be treated as partners by adults, deserving respect and as much time and attention as they need.

Sam

Wojtyszko, Maria

Sam is thirteen. As if that alone wasn't enough of a disaster, his parents are just getting a divorce because his mother fell in love with an expatriate from the former Yugoslavia. Sam is an intellectual, so he's having trouble with the school bullies. He is lonely. His only friend is a hamster with a split personality. In addition, a new girl appears in the classroom, Wiola, whose family seems perfect to Sam. But only for a time...

Luncheon meat

Ślepowrońska, Dagna

A grotesque psychodrama featuring an Old Mother and her forty-year-old Daughter. Both women, who still live together, build up a toxic relationship, the Daughter devouring enormous amounts of food and the Mother persistently cleaning the floor. It is a strange game they play, bringing each other constant suffering and yet living in a strange symbiosis. The Mother is always on her daughter’s beck and call, always ready to go shopping for food.

Wiera Gran

Burzyńska, Anna

Anna Burzyńska's play tells the story of an outstanding Polish singer of Jewish origin, Wiera Gran, who died several years ago in Paris. It is a peculiar piece, because it combines the songs sung by the artist with the facts of her life skilfully integrated into the musical structure. Above all, it paints a poignant psychological portrait of the heroine and reveals many sensational episodes from her complicated history.

Foreign Language

Wojtyszko, Maria

A quasi-autobiographical, full of absurd story conceived in the mind of the character called simply “I”. The action takes place during screenwriting workshops for filmmakers from Central Europe. Dull small-talks about the model plot structure do not translate into a normal life. The main heroine, brought to life by “I”, starts to create new, sometimes gargantuan characters. Fiction merges with reality, the characters invent each other and defy the omnipotent power of their creators.

Derelict

Prześluga, Malina

A play for adults by Malina Prześluga written in 2013-14 starts off on Christmas Eve - a holiday on which we promise ourselves harmony and joy, and often go to sleep with a sense of greater emptiness than usual. The situation at the Christmas table shows, in a nutshell, the family's relations: lack of understanding, quarrels over the smallest things. The only person representing the old order, peace, confidence, and warmth is grandma.