Anna Karasinska/TR Warszawa, Poland
Booking Opens: 14 Aug
Matinee: 2.30pm, 29 Sept
Talking Theatre: 28 Sept, post-show, with Anna Karasińska and members of the company.
Fantasia deals with the subject of imagination and theatre as a place where the world of fiction is born. How does this unique agreement between the audience and artists arise, allowing actors to create worlds on an empty stage? What is needed to make us believe in stage reality? Does the imagination have its limits? Are there things, phenomena, characters that cannot be thought in the theatre?
The author is present but invisible. In a live voiceover, she directs the actors in a rapid succession of scenes that mix minimalism with humour. The title invokes a type of music composition with few formal constraints and a strong element of improvisation.
Anna Karasińska is a director, filmmaker, and playwright. Her first play, Ewelina Płacze (Ewelina’s Crying), was a sensation when it premiered at TR Warszawa in 2015. Fantasia is her most recent production for this celebrated Polish company.
Performed in Polish and English, with English surtitles.
Directed by Anna Karasińska
Dramaturgy by Magdalena Rydzewska and Jacek Telenga
Choreography: Magda Ptasznik
Cast includes: Agata Buzek, Dobromir Dymecki, Monika Frajczyk, Anna Karasińska, Rafał Maćkowiak, Monika Niemczyk and Adam Woronowicz
Set and Costume Design: Paula Grocholska
Lighting Design: Szymon Kluz
“A performance of refined simplicity, insanely witty, and at times touching” wyborcza.pl
With the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.
Duration: Approx. 55 mins. No interval.