The Station of Witness
The Station of Witness is an original performance based on interviews with former and current residents of Goleniów. The community of the so-called „Reclaimed Lands” before and after World War II consisted of Poles and Germans, who were forced to migrate due to the political situation of the time. Inspiration was drawn from authentic stories of the people who had to find themselves anew in a completely different post-war reality. The authors search for the myth of a new place, they ask questions about their own and common identity. They build a tradition that is new, still sought after and multicultural. The performance, accompanied by original live music played by the Brama Theatre Band, is also an attempt to find links between the two communities which, in difficult circumstances, had to leave their homes and set off into the unknown in order to find a safe place to live.
Directed by: Daniel Jacewicz
Co-created by: Edyta Rogowska, Dorota Porowska, Thomas Avenhaus
Music: The Brama Theatre Band
Video: Michał Nogala, Michał Żak
Sound: Jacek Gałkiewicz
Lighting: Wojciech Rosiński, Elias Saadedine, Filip Stachura
Performers: Evanthi Athanasiadi, Jennifer Crissey, Aleksandra Ślusarczyk, Weronika Więzowska, Konrad Bartoszewicz, Patryk Bednarski, Bartłomiej Kwaśniewicz, Aleksander Kwietniak, Wojciech Rosiński, Kamil Więzowski
Premiere: Goleniów, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes
Teatr Brama, meaning in a word for word translation „The Gate Theatre„ was founded in 1996 in Goleniów by Daniel Jacewicz. The name of the company comes from its first headquarters in Brama Wolińska (an old city gate known as „The Wolin Gate”). It is an independent multinational theatre group, known in Poland as well as internationally. In Goleniow, where the company has its seat, they have managed to create a vibrant cultural environment manifested through performances, workshops and a variety of artistic projects run during the annual theatre festivals entitled BRAMAT and ŁAKNIENIA. The company’s main motivation for their artistic and socially engaged cultural activities is to revolutionize the relationship between the artists and their audience. They turn performances into meetings with creative space for participation and dialogue.