Michał Telega’s documentary drama only takes Tony Kushner’s acclaimed drama, made famous in the past thanks to i.a., Krzysztof Warlikowski, as a starting point for a tale taking place here and now: Poland of the 21st century. Participants are artists at different stages of their professional careers, most of them, however, are only at its start. And now they’re confronting us, the audience with the painfully sincere and sometimes disarmingly funny tales about the places they lived and grew up in that they left chasing their dreams, and how those have been verified by reality. The whole is arranged into a chronicle of people coming out and leaving the cupboards, and is the product of hours and hours on end of conversations between artists, conversations that left nothing unsaid. The play they gave origin to is less of a theatre and more of a personal experience of every person in the audience. Because these histories are a perfect a looking glass for every one of us.
ANGELS IN AMERICA, OR DEMONS IN POLAND
Piotr Mateusz Wach
“Paradiso Bricks” performative installation