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.




10th and 11th February 2023

 Studio Na Grobli, Grotowski Institute 


In "I Come to You River: Ophelia Fractured" we attempt to retell Ophelia's story again, this time with the voices of contemporary young women who are looking for answers to the question about the message that comes from studying this iconic figure today. We shed light on Ophelia so that it will break down and reveal what is hidden in her fate. We observe how the cracks in her image are filled with new content and speak to us, about us. They talk about love and loneliness, about depression, about women and men, about parents, about the system that we are part of, whether we like it or not.



Upcoming performances to be announced June 2023.

02 February 2023

I Come to You River: Ophelia Fractured