No One Will Believe Me Anyway
|9 December 2020
No One Will Believe Me Anyway is inspired by the story of Barbara Zdunk, the last woman in Europe who was burnt at the stake. The history of trials – from witch trials to today's hearings concerning abuse and rape – is in the first place the history of undermining the credibility of those who decided to speak.
A tiny lapse, too much or too little emotions showed during interrogation, lack of precision in the description of places, faces, events are enough to turn a victim into a suspect. If the woman giving evidence does not conform to the ideas and expectations about harmed persons, cannot logically convey her experience, does not remember what she saw, but only what she felt, she ceases to be credible.
The unspoken assumption of the system we live in and struggle with daily is the belief that women exaggerate, misrepresent and lie. Therefore it is necessary to watch the logic of their argument, make sure that their message does not get out of control and start to serve themselves rather than answer the needs of the system of oppression they are trying to break away from.
Text and dramaturgy: Jolanta Janiczak
Director: Wiktor Rubin
Set design: Łukasz Surowiec
Costumes: Hanna Maciąg
Music: Krzysztof Kaliski
Lighting design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski
Assistant director and assistant set designer: Monika Winiarska
Stage manager: Ewa Malicka
Kamila Banasiak, Martyna Rozwadowska, Karolina Staniec (guest), Joanna Żurawska, Paweł Dobek, Michał Karczewski, Roland Nowak oraz Sławomir Grajek, Maciej Sadowski, Bogdan Stachowiak, Marcin Wojciak