A Safe Place
|8 December 2020
The story about the generation of contemporary catastrophists has its beginning before the March lockdown. Four students of drama directing and acting at the Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow met to talk about their anxieties in the form of a short study. Over six months later they revisit those intuitions to talk about their perception of today's catastrophism in a broader spectrum enriched with common experiences.
“Everything will be over soon. We are in a safe place. And the last hour before the end of the world has just begun.”
The audience together with the two protagonists are in the eponymous safe place – an hour before the end of the world. The heroes talk about the shelter provided by their own interior and inner self in the face of anxieties and fears of the world. They talk about how an imminent disaster from outside looks from the perspective of their hiding place. The meditative nature of the introspection allows to re-evaluate one's own premonitions and anxieties. It gives a chance to look at oneself in the eyes of another human being – the same or different. It provides an opportunity to describe both one's world and its end.
Text and dramaturgy: Piotr Froń
Director: Tomasz Fryzeł
Music: Michał Lazar
Stage manager: Monika Weis
Kinga Bobkowska, Adam Borysowicz