director: Anna Smolar
script: Michał Buszewicz, Anna Smolar, in collaboration with the actors
dramaturgy: Michał Buszewicz, Anna Smolar
visual artist: Anna Met
composer: Małgorzata Penkałła
live music: Lora Kmieliauskaitė
director's assistants: Eglė Švedkauskaitė, Laura Kutkaitė
dramaturge's assistants: Saulė Norkutė, Laura Kutkaitė
visual artist's assistant: Julija Lečaitė
We invited someone who had hurt others
To come work with us
They said they had changed
So we said we would not harm them
Given a second chance
This person will create an exhibition
Which can only be seen in this context
If anyone can.
Our performance is born of reflections upon the nature of human relations in our workplaces. The notion of Masters and Great Artists is one of the essential components in the world of creative enterprise. We are interested in deconstructing narratives of human greatness, by examining collective mechanisms related to both real and symbolic power. We are offering the opportunity to gaze into grey zones governed by conflicting interpretations and ambiguous experiences.
We wish to ask how it is possible to return to the collective following a scandal involving violent conduct. Is a return to the status quo, and continued creative collaboration, possible? On what grounds? What are the consequences for the individual making the return and for those around them?
Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, Vilnius
Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych (Performing Arts Institute), Warsaw
The performance is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual program NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2021, under the Cultural Bridges program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.