Performances / Highlights / Theater
The Employees
By: Olga Ravn
Directed by: Łukasz Twarkowski
STUDIO theatregallery

Performance-installation by the Polish director Łukasz Twarkowski, based on a dystopian science-fiction, invites to immerse in an intense, multi-sensory experience.

The story of „The Employees” unfolds in an undetermined near future, on a spaceship carrying people and humanoid robots. A closed community is forced to confront questions about the differences between the human and the non-human, and about the essence of consciousness.

„It’s a wild ride.” —Newsweek

A poetic dystopia as fascinating as it is relevant to understanding the mechanics of human nature. An incisive and memorable multimedia performance.

The POLAND-ROMANIA Cultural Season 2024/2025 is a series of artistic events across the two named partner countries. It takes place over eighteen months and it is the result of joint efforts by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, with full support from the Polish Institute in Bucharest as well as the Romanian Ministry of Culture and the Romanian Cultural Institute. The season includes dozens of concerts, theatre performances, film screenings, exhibitions and literary events. The visual identity of the season is the result of a collaboration between graphic design students from Poland and Romania; it includes a logo inspired by the diacritical marks characteristic of these two challenging languages. Complementing the visual aspect is the slogan “We Share a Common Language”, referring to the language of culture, a language that allows for deep understanding and communication through a diversity of forms, means of expression and traditions.

Text after: Olga Ravn
Translation from Danish: Bogusława Sochańska
Cast: Dominika Biernat, Daniel Dobosz, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, invitat/guest, Maja Pankiewicz, Sonia Roszczuk, Paweł Smagała, Rob Wasiewicz
Text adaptation and dramaturgy: Joanna Bednarczyk
Set Design: Fabien Lédé
Costumes: Svenja Gassen
Music: Lubomir Grzelak
Lighting: Bartosz Nalazek
Movement Consultation: Rob Wasiewicz
Video: Jakub Lech
Camera Operators: Iwo Jabłoński, Gloria Grünig
Production Manager: Monika Balińska
Stage Manager: Zuzanna Prusińska
Assistant Director: Adam Zduńczyk
Assistant Producer: Aleksandra Urban
Model and objects: Katarzyna Rytka
Lighting Operator: Jan Zajączkowski
Sound Operators: Damian Kruszewski, Rafał Szydłowski
Video Operators: Adrien Cognac, Adam Kuznowicz
International Development: Anna Lewanowicz
Producer: STUDIO theatregallery

Performance in Polish, with translation into Romanian and English
Performance not recommended to audiences under the age of 16
Duration: 2h 20min
Date of premiere: 21.01.2023
Original title: The Employees
Warnings: nudity; strobe lights, smoke and very loud music; the performance is not recommended for people with epilepsy.
The Polish and Romanian-Polish Seasons
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22 June, 16:00

Fabrica de Cultură – UniCredit - Lulu Hall   
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