The Heart
Text author:
Wiktor Bagiński, Martyna Wawrzyniak
90’ (no intermission)

After the performance, we invite you to a meeting with the creators, led by Jacek Wakar.


“My tragedy is not about being black. My tragedy is not even about being a black Pole. Tragedy that I am most afraid of – to paraphrase James Baldwin – is about accepting theology that rejects life. It is about admitting the possibility of being a subhuman. If such a possibility, or rather simply a thought, is allowed, then the struggle for one's humanity begins”, says director Wiktor Bagiński, who tells his own story of growing up and his youth in racist Poland in “The Heart”. A time marked additionally by the almost physical sensation of being abandoned by his father. The whole combines the author's narrative with the fragments of “The Heart of Darkness”, and captivates the audience with its lightness and unpretentiousness. It is enough to check how Dobromir Dymecki plays the director's alter ego – the actor is by no means black nor pretends to be black.

Section Biała strzałka w prawo
Premiered on 5 March 2021
Wiktor Bagiński
Ania Oramus
set design
Marcin Kosakowski
Natan Berkowicz
lighting design, video
Bartek Prosuł
Krystyna Lama Szydłowska
Jan Dravnel
Dobromir Dymecki
Magdalena Kuta
Aleksandra Popławska
Wiktor Bagiński
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