The Files

The Files is a moving story of the invigilation of Teatr Ósmego Dnia, its founders and actors by the Secret Service of PRL (The People's Republic of Poland).

The performance is based on the documents extracted from the archives of IPN and presenting operational activities of SB (Secret Service) towards Ewa Wójciak, Tadeusz Janiszewski, Marcin Kęszycki, Adam Borowski, which ended in the forcible emigration of the company in the 80-ties.

Apart from the surreal and misty atmosphere of the evoked times and openly Kafkaesque staffage of the above-mentioned scenes, what emerge from the performance are almost existential questions: about trust, the meaning of friendship, the role of the state in the life of individuals, the sense of vetting, and how history can serve the contemporary life.

The premiere: 3 December 2016

© 2017 Teatr Ósmego Dnia

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