The presentation of Studio Kokyu's work is a statement from the latest stage of research that the team consisting of Joanna Kurzyńska, Marta Horyza, and Marie Walker has been conducting under the direction of Przemysław Błaszczak since the beginning of 2022.

Interest in the classical text of Euripides' tragedy led us to attempt to confront the material behind one of the most ambiguous figures of European culture, i.e. Medea - poisoner, child killer, sorceress, princess, murderer and avenger raging with despair, and finally a victim of the patriarchal system. Studying, asking questions about Medea is one aspect of our search, while another is the question about the performer, or rather a performer, about the possibility of reducing the stage form to a precise, naked performative structure.

"Medea's Action" is intended to be a model and a tool for the performer/performer to work on herself, in action, with the other and towards the other. We are currently in the process of creating and composing material. In the next step, we would like to check how we can open the structure, so that, especially as part of the educational activities "Action Medea", slowly abolishing the division into viewers and actors, we could offer a way of active participation in the structure with varying degrees of dynamics. We ask ourselves a question about the possibility of creating an event based on precise lines of acting, which can be opened and, as it were, created from scratch each time with new participants, without losing or damaging the backbone of the structure.




9th of June as part of the Meeting at Work / Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw

24th of June as part of the Theatrical Feast - in search of Grotowski / MDK Opole

2nd of July as part of the Actors’ Hub / Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw


Each ,Meeting at Work’ combines a performance of ,Action Medea’ with joint exploration and asking questions about work, technique and practice. ,Meeting at Work’ is for those who are not only interested in being on the receiving end of performance art but want to go one step further and become part of the process.
,Meeting at Work’ sessions will be held once a month. After the performance of ,Action Medea’ we will have around an hour to exchange observations and thoughts. We are planning eight such meetings in 2023. Each of them for a maximum of 10 people.
“Action Medea can be watched as a performance, but for us this is only one of the perspectives. We can talk about this structure as a composition of exercises, specific tasks in the field of the performer’s training, which, arranged in layers, constitute the next step, determine the next level or stage of practice. Like Kokyu training, Action Medea is a tool for understanding yourself in action, expanding the field of what is precise and conscious within the existing composition”. 


01 June 2023

Action Medea