TR Warszawa to show Nosferatu at Next Wave Festival
October 29, 2013
Photo by Stefan Okołowicz
TR Warszawa, an innovative, award-winning theater based in Warsaw will show its production “Nosferatu”, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) during prestigious Next Wave Festival in New York Oct 30 – Nov 2.
Organized for the past 30 years event is one of the most important performative arts festivals in the United States. It presents the most interesting and innovative productions in the field of the contemporary theater, dance, opera and music.
BAM is the place where works of such outstanding artists as Peter Brook, Robert Wilson, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Lepage, Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Trisha Brown, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk have been presented.
This is where the famous Polish theater director Jerzy Grotowski and his Laboratorium Theater had its first American show.
Nosferatu will be the third production of TR Warszawa to be shown at Next Wave Festival after “Dybuk” (2004) and Krum (2007), both directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski.
The NY cast of Nosferatu includes Wolfgang Michel (as Nosferatu), Lech Łotocki, Jan Frycz, Sandra Korzeniak, Katarzyna Warnke, Jan Englert and Krzysztof Franieczek, Marcin Hycnar, Dawid Ogrodnik and Adam Woronowicz
Inspired by Dracula, the 19th-century Gothic horror novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker, Nosferatu tells the story of the dark forces hiding in every human being, exploring how the fear of the unfathomable clashes with man’s fascination with nature’s secrets.
Transylvanian Count Vlad Dracula is trapped between life and death, feeding on the beauty and innocence of others to satisfy his own desires. Jarzyna’s offering is a metaphysical thriller built around the vampire mythology.
TR Warszawa has for more than 10 years been one of Poland’s most popular theaters and one that welcomes new ideas as well as embracing tradition. The young company is well regarded in Europe and has won prizes at many theater festivals in Poland and abroad. Since 2006, the theater’s general and artistic director has been Jarzyna, known to international audiences for his provocative takes on classic plays and inventive adaptations of challenging contemporary plays.