The main protagonist, Schrödinger’s Woman Debutante (Magda Grąziowska), waits for a diagnosis and abandons the outside world, delving into her own body, to find herself in the belly of a great whale, where she meets the whole Choir of Schrödinger’s Women (Anna Paruszyńska), and ends up right in the middle of some twisted connections between various links in the food chain. This underwater world, inhabited by all kinds of creatures, including Deep-Sea Fish (Małgorzata Gałkowska), School of Chichlids (Katarzyna Krzanowska), and Bluestreak Cleaner (Bolesław Brzozowski), is an attempt to expand our perception of diseases and the female body, to weave them into the mechanisms of the ecosystem at large. This fantasy embraces a whole spectrum of emotions and experiences tied to sickness and the experiences that come with it – anger, rejection, and bitterness towards one’s own body – delving down deep to search for symptoms of the disease. It is also an attempt to understand one’s own body and how it works – a vivisection of the violence behind obligatory medical procedures, which disassemble our picture of our body, and our sense of identity.
Deeper is based on Aleksandra Zielińska’s drama Schrödinger’s Woman, written for the OUR VOICE playwright workshops organized at the Stary Theatre in 2018/2019 for the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in Poland. The fruit of these workshops is a digital anthology of dramas, featured at www.stary.pl.
The slowing down of time, the sense of having found oneself in a peculiar bubble, in which reality is presented more sharply, and yet with a sense of unreality, overlapping conversations, the clash between a debutante’s helplessness and the expertise and disdain of personnel and fellow patients, thoughts and memories rattling about the head – all of this is portrayed and acted with great sensitivity.
Joanna Targoń, Gazeta Wyborcza.
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Spektakl bierze udział w 26. Ogólnopolskim Konkursie na Wystawienie Polskiej Sztuki Współczesnej.