Do you know the feeling of being God, of having someone's life depend on you? And you have to decide on 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 it when, in order for someone to trust you, you have to give up a part of yourself and expose your weaknesses? This is what Zero is about.
The author creates a report on the apocalypse, the final moments of the world that are happening before our eyes. Alksnin calls her work a "sylvan drama" – it is a meeting point for different genres, poetics, registers of language and topics. Criticism of man's exploitative economy intersects with criticism of various social relations, especially those founded on patriarchy.
Cosmos – "these are grown-up things" – says one of the characters. In other words: for the privileged ones. Is it really just about pushing the boundaries of science? And isn't it just as much about pushing the boundaries of the ego, about establishing and confirming a certain balance of power? Animals burn locked in capsules, female astronauts are disrespected, men proudly plant their flags.
The main character is Andrzej Mejer, a young psychiatrist who decides to conduct a controversial experiment. Wanting to get deeper into the psyche of his patients, he decides to become one himself. Only two people know about his experiment, his professor, Walas, and Zimiński, the head of the hospital where he wants to undergo the 'treatment'. He wants to be treated as an ordinary patient. Being well acquainted with the symptoms of various mental illnesses, he perfectly simulates them. However, his crazy plan has not foreseen some... less than favourable circumstances.
At what point are we in our relationship? Such a question will arise in the minds of viewers who will see their everyday life represented on stage. It is exaggerated, but at the same time it serves as an excuse to think about the relationship with a current, former or future partner. The strength of the spectacle lies in the simplicity of form and in the fact that it touches upon subjects that are of concern to each viewer - because everyone once signed a contract, entered into an interpersonal relationship or wondered about the complexity of legal language.
Piotrek, known online as Xwin0, spends his days in the virtual world, playing online games with other users. This is his journey into the inner darkness – “darkness is ok, it's safe”. Xwin0 seems to be having fun, “grinding” and gaining new skills, but his journey into the virtual universe is actually an act of despair, an escape from the world. He sets up a meeting with a girl he met in the game, but he lacks the courage to actually show up, so the furious female user insists on Xwin0 being banned from the gaming community. Since then, Piotrek remains in limbo.
This is a play based on a true story about a man who hid his narcissism under the mask of a self-proclaimed messiah. A charismatic priest manipulated women and, having gained their trust, sexually abused them. The young monk preys on the loneliness of his female listeners and their sense of alienation. He notoriously leads them astray theologically, arouses a sense of guilt in them ('you did not pray earnestly enough'), makes them dependent on him by using various manipulation techniques. It is a response to the silence of God.
A closed space and in it a Woman and a Man. They can find nowhere to go, like in Sartre’s works. The Man begins to interrogate the Woman. But soon it is she who takes control. An erotic tension develops between them. The Woman takes on different roles, introducing herself as Isabel Allende or an Islamic terrorist, among others. She deceives her companion, plays with gender stereotypes in order to subversively undermine the Man's well-being.
Wiktoria and Mateusz are a pair of thirty-somethings living in Warsaw, totally devoted to their work in reputable companies in the capital. They have been together for two years, live in an elegant apartment building and earn very well. However, this is at the expense of their life together – they spend many hours at work and function almost like robots. Unexpectedly, they both receive an order to quarantine for 14 days due to a suspicion of contact with a person infected with Covid-19.
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.
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