Teatr z Lublina
The Third Policeman after Flann O’Brien
directed by Robert Maj
We, Who Look into the Death’s Face
project by Elżbieta and Leszek Bojanowski
It is the second time Teatr z Lublina launches its metaphysical-mocking journey across the Irish world beyond reality with Flann O’Brien. At this edition of the festival Elżbieta Bojanowska’s company will present another, radically altered version of The Third Policeman, this time directed by Robert Maj. In 1998 its original version, directed by Elżbieta Bojanowska, was awarded an honorary prize of the Lublin Television.
We, Who Look into the Death’s Face is based on a report published in the National Geographic dealing with the underground movement in Kurdistan, called ‘Pesh mergas’ which means ‘we, who face the death’. The Kurd music evokes a series of theatre images built by the actors, after the photographs of the Kurds presented in extreme situations. Apart from the members of Teatr z Lublina the cast includes guest actors.
Teatr z Lublina was founded in 1987. Its leader, Elżbieta Bojanowska is a former member of Grupa Chwilowa. Teatr z Lublina has realised over a dozen spectacles, including two versions of Blok (1987, 1989), We after Leszek Bojanowski’s project (1988), Thomas Morus’ Letter to his Daughter Margaret, Elżbieta Bojanowska’s author’s performance; About Flicking off the Ashes (1991) and Garbage (1992) – performances realised by the actors; Elżbieta Bojanowska’s performances presented in London: Seven Deadly Sins and Tea Pyramid (1991), Initiation Games (1993), a performance based on Leszek Bojanowski’s dialogues; European Voo-Doo Doll (1994) directed by Robert Łupieniak, Hose at the Seaside after Yannis Ritsos (1995) in collaboration with Grupa Chwilowa company.