motto“Under a juniper tree the bones sang, scattered and shining We are glad to be scattered, we did little good to each other, Under a tree in the cool of the day, with the blessing of sand, Forgetting themselves and each other, united In the quiet of the desert.”
T.S. Eliot: Ash Wednesday
Who are the people covered in blood? What has the war taught them? Do the cruelties they experienced allow them to sleep peacefully? What will happen when the witches ? shaheeds - meet the people covered in blood on their way home? The performance portrays the world of chaos, where the order of nature is replaced by the logic of death. It takes place on the borderline of reality and nightmare, where earthly characters coexist with witches and ghosts. The performance makes spectacular use of moving set, motorbikes, stilts and fire.
Biuro Podro?yTheatre was founded in 1988 in Poznan, Poland, by Paweł Szkotak, the director. For over 20 years of artistic development, the theatre has developed its own methodology of work on a performance and a unique style. The theatre has produced thirteen performances including eight outdoor performances (among others “Carmen Funebre” ? Fringe First, Critics’ Award and Hamada Award in Edinburgh, Grand Prix at the Athens Theatre Festival, and “Macbeth” ? Director Award, Fadjr Festival in Tehran).
Our intention was, and still remains today, to create new modes of expression, to explore and extend the possibilities of theatrical art. We also strive to increase our awareness of the life of different communities. Our mission has always been to reach out to new audiences (especially those who, because of their underprivileged social and political background, would normally not have access to artistic events). With this particular aim in mind, we created numerous open-air performances. We aim to create links between artists and artistic organisations, and provide training opportunities for people wherever possible.
CreditDirectorPaweł Szkotak MusicWiki Nowikow DesignTeatr Biuro Podro?y, Iza Kolka
CastMacbethMichał Kaleta Lady MacbethBarbara Krasi?ska Witches IBarbara Pr?dzy?ska, Marta Strzałko, Piotr Wojtyniak Witches IIJarosław Siejkowski, Bartosz Borowski, Tomasz Wrzalik, Łukasz Kowalski BanquoJakub Papuga Banquo`s SonPiotr Wojtyniak DuncanTomasz Wrzalik MessengersMichał Kaleta, Bartosz Borowski, Jakub Papuga AdjutantPiotr Wojtyniak GuardsJarosław Siejkowski, Bartosz Borowski MurderersJarosław Siejkowski, Bartosz Borowski Kings in processionBarbara Pr?dzy?ska, Marta Strzałko, Bartosz Borowski, Łukasz Kowalski, Jarosław Siejkowski ServantsBarbara Pr?dzy?ska, Marta Strzałko, Bartosz Borowski, Piotr Wojtyniak, Łukasz Kowalski, Jarosław Siejkowski, Tomasz Wrzalik Defeated KingJarosław Siejkowski Banquo GhostTomasz Wrzalik SoldierFilip Maksymiuk Hecate (mezzosopran)Magdalena Wilczy?ska Go?