East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Premiere "Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography", Lublin, Poland



Time: Premiere in Lublin at the InVitro Pre-Premiere Stage: February 24th 2012
Premiere in Bydgoszcz at the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz: March 9th 2012

InVitro Pre-Premiere Stage in Lublin, The Centre for Culture in Lublin
Narutowicza Street 32, 20-016 Lublin
, e-mail: [email protected], phone: + 48 81 5360321

Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz
Mickiewicza Avenue 2, 85-071 Bydgoszcz
Secretary: Daria Romanowska e-mail: [email protected], phone: + 48 52 339 78 13, fax: +48 52 339 78 20

HOBO Art Foundation
Dybowskiego Street 1/2, 02-776 Warszawa
phone: +48 604 211 029

Websites: http://www.scenainvitro.eu/, http://www.teatrpolski.pl/, http://www.hoboartfoundation.org/, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Komornicka-Biografia-pozorna/243591245724684

"Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography" photo: Michał Jadczak

“Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography” is a “theatrical investigation” of Maria Komornicka's bio. Maria Komornicka (1876-1949) was a Polish modernist writer,  who has lived over half of her life as a mannamed: Piotr Włast.

After many years of the oblivion, Maria Komornicka was redescoverd, and automatically has become an icon of  the Polish feminist criticism. Once more, the authors of the performance, try to solve the mystery of her life, beyond the dichotomy of the “mad woman” and the “saint. They investigate Komornicka’s biography and legend to challenge the canonical interpretations and bring attention to such topics as: performativity of one’s identity, ambivalence of madness, and creation of the artistic myth.

Maria Komornicka’s character will be performed by Anita Sokołowska, the actress of the Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz.

Organisers: Co-production: HOBO Art Foundation, InVitro Pre-Premiere Stage in Lublin, Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz Partner: The Centre for Culture in Lublin

The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship programme.
Creators: Bartosz Frąckowiak, Weronika Szczawińska
Directing: Bartosz Frąckowiak
Dramaturgy: Weronika Szczawińska
Stage and Costume Design: Anna Maria Karczmarska
Music/Live performance: Krzysztof Kaliski
Lights/Video: Bartosz Nalazek
Software: Krzysztof Trzewiczek
Anita Sokołowska as Maria Komornicka