Festival / Theatre / 03-04 October 2023

She was a friend of someone else

Tickets: €23 -€26.50 (Full price ticket includes €1.50 Booking Fee)

This show is part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023 - View the full Project lineup here!

Performed in English and Polish with English subtitles

3 Oct, post-show with Gosia Wdowik.

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Show Time: 19:30 | 60mins

She was a friend of someone else was made in a country where women have limited access to reproductive health and where abortion is now illegal. Despite immense protests, the women of Poland were simply denied their rights. It could be an activist success story but She was a friend of someone else is a story with too many beginnings, too few endings – and an exhausted narrator.

In this creation, Gosia Wdowik explores the link between burnout and activism: the fear that rights are not acquired forever, and the moment one stops paying attention, they risk disappearing.


Performed in English and Polish with English surtitles.

Contains the use of smoke and the reference to abortion.

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Concept, Text and Direction by Gosia Wdowik
Set Design: Dominika Olszowy and Tomasz Mróz
Lighting Design: Aleksandr Prowalinski
Performed by: Oneka von Schrader, Gosia Wdowik, Jasmina Polak
Visual and Creative Technology: Jimmy Grimma
Dramaturgy by Maria Rössler


Poignant to see how role-affirming increasing conservatism is; how women must constantly fight for their position and freedom. In She was a friend of someone else, Wdowik exposes it as alarmingly as it is disillusioned – Theaterkrant.nl


Coproduction: Kunstenfestivalde-sarts (Brussels), Teatro Municipal do Porto, SPRING (Utrecht), Frascati Producties (Amsterdam), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Spielart (Munich), Dublin Theatre Festival, Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Points communs – Nou- velle Scène nationale de Cergy-Pon-toise / Val d’Oise

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Contains the use of smoke and the reference to abortion.

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