Polish plays

Welcome, Barabbas

Jakubowski, Jarosław

We are watching a TV talk show "On the edge of a knife", featuring "briefcases" of confidential information, God, abortion, euthanasia. The programme is run by Barabbas, who is hailed as the "Golden Boy of Television" and for whom, as he says, the most righteous God is the audience. What happened to Barabbas when, miraculously saved, he gained a chance for a new life,' Jarosław Jakubowski wonders, as he repeats after Herbert.

Stephanie Moles killed her husband this morning and then she sawed off his right hand

Prześluga, Malina

It would seem that it is a day like any other in a decent bourgeois house, but it happened just as the title says. After killing her husband, Stephanie sawed off his hand with a bread knife. One would think that the cruel Stephanie is finally free, happy and filled with love for the world around her. She puts away in the fridge the things she no longer wants to have anything to do with. All she has to do is get rid of the stains, which is helped by a stain remover and a number of fabric softeners.

The Hypochondriacs’ Club

Wołłejko, Magdalena vel Meggie W. Wrightt

There is a common opinion that middle-aged men sometimes simply lose their minds. Looking at the behaviour of three friends: the distinguished homosexual Leo, a ladies' man Tom and Ken, who's going through various tribulations with his ex-wife, one can conclude that men in their prime come from a very extravagant planet.

Swedish Pale Blondes Don’t Go to Heaven

Gieldon, Filip

A closed space and in it a Woman and a Man. They can find nowhere to go, like in Sartre’s works. The Man begins to interrogate the Woman. But soon it is she who takes control. An erotic tension develops between them. The Woman takes on different roles, introducing herself as Isabel Allende or an Islamic terrorist, among others. She deceives her companion, plays with gender stereotypes in order to subversively undermine the Man's well-being.

Grande Papa

Prześluga, Malina

Tony – a television antenna – has issues with her name, as she’s a woman. A plastic bag from a corner store believes that got caught on the antenna believes that she’s a real frog and wants to escape from the tar paper covered roof where they both dwell and that’s regularly visited by a cat. They are joined by pigeon poop who believes that it’s a real pigeon. One day, due to heavy wind, the plastic bag gets free and flies off to the lawn, taking the poop with it.


Prześluga, Malina

A funny and touching play by Malina Prześluga about the encounter between a man and a dragon (the so-called stranger who, by definition, arouses fear), getting rid of prejudices and fostering tolerance towards otherness. Human and dragon worlds live side by side and function according to similar principles, but are full of mutual antagonisms. Dragons, just like people, go to work, school (where they learn, among other things, the difficult art of flying), have their own government and president, but instead of similarities they only look for differences.


Głębski, Jacek

The main character is Andrzej Mejer, a young psychiatrist who decides to conduct a controversial experiment. Wanting to get deeper into the psyche of his patients, he decides to become one himself. Only two people know about his experiment, his professor, Walas, and Zimiński, the head of the hospital where he wants to undergo the 'treatment'. He wants to be treated as an ordinary patient. Being well acquainted with the symptoms of various mental illnesses, he perfectly simulates them. However, his crazy plan has not foreseen some... less than favourable circumstances.

Black over white

Chotkowski, Łukasz

Using a simple and vulgar language, Chotkowski gives the audience a realistic insight into the life of the street people.  The action takes place amongst the juveniles. The author presents a chain of impressive pictures of the young losers who live nowhere and deal with stealing and mugging. Their rudeness towards each other results from a state of being lost. Their emotions are childish.

To be born again

Ślepowrońska, Dagna

A psychological drama 

Apart from Aniela, all the characters of the play remain seated in the auditorium until their time comes to go on the stage and perform their parts.