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When Tears Don't Cry

Author(s): Agata Chałupnik
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Michał Borczuch; Nowy Teatr w Warszawie; Apokalipsa; Review

Summary/Abstract: A review of the play Apocalypse, directed by Michał Borczuch (Nowy Theater in Warsaw, premiere: 29.09.2014), which inquires into how theater can address important metaphysical, political, and social issues without resorting to insincere cliches. The creators of the performance consciously thematize their perspective of speaking about social issues, wondering to what extent – as “satiated inhabitants of the wealthy North” or duty-bound artists – they have the right to to speak for people from the margins of society or the non-industrialized countries. Agata Chałupnik insightfully considers the mechanisms that build the narrative, turning attention to the unrest and discomfort the artists manage to instill.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 124
  • Page Range: 81-83
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish