Krzysztof Zemło @en
Okno theatre company was founded in 2000. It consists of four people, including two professional actors, a director and a stage designer. The company’s exploration of the theatre world is focused on a visual narration in which an image is the major medium conveying the plot and message of a play. The spectacle, which drew its inspiration from F. G. Lorca’s drama, is the first premiere of Okno Theatre, employing a rare technique used in the theatre of shadows. It was highly estimated by the critics and achieved acclaim of the public. Theperformance was awarded The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Award for Best Production at the National Presentation of Small Form Theatres, Counterpoint, in Szczecin, Grand Prix th at the 5 Theatre Explorations in Suwałki, Award for Company and Award for Actor (Magdalena th Kiszko) at the 14 Theatre Festival, W Walizce, Lomża 2001 and Special Award of Mayor of San Gemini at Zderzenia Festival in Tczew.
After the presentation in Tczew the critics wrote: “The story of an unfaithful wife looking for an ideal lover bewitched the audience with the characters acted and requisites used, which were elaborated in every minute detail, and first of all by the visual imagination of the young artists. Erotic scenes were shown with an extraordinary straightforwardness, tuned down by warm humor.”
(Gazeta Wyborcza, 10.09.2001)
The production was described as ‘a Spanish pearl’, ‘a little masterpiece’ enclosed within the frames of a small screen. Music is played live. The central message of the play says: what is ‘invisible for eyes’ is more important than a visible body.