'WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf'

'WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf'

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Friday, October 18: 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 19: 8:30 pm
Sunday, October 20: 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 22: 8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 23: 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 24: 8:30 pm
Friday, October 25: 8:30 pm

US Premiere

Presented with CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) and Studio Teatrgaleria

From the writings of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
Directed by Natalia Korczakowska

Artistic Director of Warsaw’s Studio Teatrgaleria, Natalia Korczakowska is recognized as one of the most exciting theater artists in Eastern Europe. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (popularly known as Witkacy) was a Polish playwright, painter, novelist, philosopher, and avant-gardist. WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf emerged from an ongoing multi-year collaboration between CalArts Center for New Performance and Studio Teatrgaleria. A company of Polish and CalArts artists explores Witkacy’s work, set against the backdrop of California’s endless and wild nature. The plot unfolds through the journey of a neurotic boy and his family from New Guinea through Sydney to the desert. 

Witkacy believed that nature can be a source of metaphysical experience that gives us a chance to protect our individuality from the soulless social machine of Western civilization.