25th of April 2015 in the arrest in Warsaw Służewiec the premiere of the spectacle #release project according to ?Liberation?(Wyzwolenie) by Stanisław Wyspiański took place. This premiere was a part of the Hibernation ? Activation project.
It was a remarkable project, because the prisoners became the actors and took part in the performance. Twelve students of theater: Dawid, Kamil, Damian, Robert, Marcin, Adam, Marek, Ryszard, Kuba, Jacek, Grzesiek.
Iwona Mirosław Dolecka, director of the show and the instructor of theater workshops, defined her work with actors in few words:
“It was very inspiring work. What the audience see today it was for many of you guys a process of overcoming the borders. I feel great emotions and also can see the strength of the theater, which came out of the traditional box and helped change the space in which we find ourselves. ”
Damian – one of the actors – his participation in the project and stage debut described as a process of overcoming his own weaknesses, gaining new experience, a better understanding of the values that guide us in life. Actors made a huge impression on their relatives, who were able to see them in often surprising new role.
This spectacle was a part of the project ?Theater in a box?, that was organized by Culture Centre ?Kadr?, whose mission is to initiate cultural events that influence the positive social change.
The deputy director of the Arrest ? major Radosław Salak and director of the Culture Centre ?Kadr?- Zbigniew Darda welcomed an invited guests at the premiere. The initiator of the project also invited special guests: Anna Michalak – Pawlowska, Representative of the Mayor in the city of Warsaw ? Cultural Education Department, Magdalena Pietrzak – Marta representative of the Institute of National Remembrance, Maciej Podbielkowski – a representative of the Warsaw Rising Museum.
?Theater in a box? is a series of fifteen theater workshops (each last for two hours) conducted in the Arrest by Iwona Miroslaw ? Dolecka- an actress, graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Department of Puppet Theatre Arts in Białystok.
The participants (prisoners) took part in the rehearsals for the show, during which they worked on voice, diction, animation techniques and improvisation. They got to know the ins and outs of the theater of objects and animated forms. The director purposely chose this difficult text. It touches the problem of human slavery imposed by the truth, the stereotypes of thought and mental limitations.
?Theater in a box? – theater in the closing – the theater behind the scenes. This is a departure from the magical space of the stage, as a window on the world. Passage in a closed space and attempt to move the discipline theater and restrictions in a world of isolated people. The challenge of building their own, distinct, different “boxes” scene in the jail. 11 inmates participated in this project.
25th of April, 2015 – premiere of the ?Release Project? (Projekt Wyzwolenie) according to Liberation by Wyspański