THE POLAKS EXPLAIN THE FUTURE












A crazy combination of a DJ set, an inquiry into the future, and above all, an intimate story of trying to deal with Mother.

“In 100 years there will be no trains, no body hair, no protruding veins, no eggs, no baseball caps, unfortunately no socks, no fireworks, no theatre, no. There will be no theatre. Theatre will turn out to be completely ununiversal. And will end. Contrary to what had been predicted. But if anything will still be there, it is the Mothers. Also the worrying ones.”


The Polaks are no better explaining the future than the rest of the world. And still, they enthusiastically jump into the amateurish futurology. Through sampling remixing the heritage of whining, the siblings Jasmina and Piotr Polak build a subversive force. The Polaks’ DJ set is a witty fight against a pessimistic version of the future. Can they save themselves from the negativity of their own mother?


Written and directed by Wojtek Ziemilski
Set design:   Paweł Paciorek
Dramaturg:    Sodja Lotker

Artistic Collaborator:   Braňo Mazúch

Musical Consultant:   Bruno Jasieński

Cast:     Jaśmina Polak, Piotr Polak

Curator of the Teatr 2118 project: Tomasz Plata

Producer:   Nowy Teatr, Warszawa, Poland
Duration: 50 minutes
Premiere 20.09.2018

Shown at:
3-6.01.2019Nowy Teatr, Warsaw
16-17.02.2019 Münchener Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany (English version premiere)
29.03.2019 Nowy Teatr, Warsaw (Showcase of the best Polish productions of 2018)
25.04.2019 Teatr na Plaży, Sopot, Poland







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