A woman whose feelings no one understands, a person who has wrapped your packet of raisins in a far-off country whose name you don’t know, a traveller who waits for the bus in front of you, a man who goes for a dive in a river… These are all characters in Fantazja, and yet we don’t get to see them onstage. They only exist in our imagination. In this performance, Polish theatre author Anna Karasińska explores theatre as a place where fiction becomes reality. What contract do the audience and the artists conclude to bring a world into existence onstage that temporarily suspends our disbelief? Does our imagination have limits? Are there phenomena or things that we cannot imagine onstage? Using a live voice-over, Karasińska directs the actors in a rapid mix of minimalistic and humoristic scenes, in which improvisation plays the leading role.


  • Direction: Anna Karasińska
  • Dramaturgy: Magdalena Ryszewska, Jacek Telenga
  • Cast: Agata Buzek, Dobromir Dymecki, Maria Maj, Paweł Smagała, Zofia Wichłacz, Adam Woronowicz
  • Set design and costumes: Paula Grocholska
  • Choreography: Magdalena Ptasznik
  • Lighting design: Szymon Kluz
  • Stage manager, director’s assistant: Malwina Szumacher
  • Production manager: Katarzyna Białach

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinnema
With the cooperation of the Polish Institute-Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels.

Picture © Magda Hueckel

  • Thu 30.05.2019 @ 19:00
  • Fri 31.05.2019 @ 20:30
  • Sat 01.06.2019 @ 20:30

@ Zinnema
60 min
Polish > FR/NL
€ 16 - € 13

Thu 30.05.2019 @ 20:00 (talk after the performance)

Talk: Warsaw: resisting and rewriting Polish theatre today
EN, free entrance
With: Anna Karasińska, Marta Keil, Jonas Vanderschueren
In collaboration with: Etcetera


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