“A performance of refined simplicity, insanely funny and sometimes touching.” (Gazeta Wyborcza.pl)
Fantasia deals with the theme of imagination and theatre as a place where the world of fiction emerges. What makes this unique agreement between the audience and artists* so unique that it makes it possible to create large and small fantasy worlds on an empty stage? What is necessary for us to believe in stage reality? Does fantasy have its limits? Are there things, phenomena, figures that cannot be imagined in theatre? The author is present, but invisible. With her live voice, she leads the actors* through a series of short scenes that combine minimalism and humour. Fantasia brings improvisation and musical text composition together in such a way that the theatre continues in the viewer’s mind.
Anna Karasińska is a director, filmmaker and playwright. Her first play, “Ewelina’s Crying” 2015 at TR Warszawa, was received enthusiastically by critics. Since then Anna Karasińska has worked in various Polish theatres and has been invited to the Interpretacje Festival in Katowice and the Boska Komedia Festival in Krakow.
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Duration: ca. 55 Min.
Concept and direction: Anna Karasińska
With: Agata Buzek, Michał Koseła, Joanna Połeć, Rafał Maćkowiak, Maria Maj, Adam Woronowicz
Dramaturgy: Magdalena Rydzewska, Jacek Telenga
Stage and costume design: Paula Grocholska
Choreography: Magda Ptasznik
Lighting design: Szymon Kluz
Production Assistant: Malwina Szumacher
Producer: Katarzyna Białach
Supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax revenues on the basis of the budget approved by the members of Saxony’s state parliament.