Poster: Paweł Brajczewski

Skłodowska. Radium Girl

Agata Biziuk

The biographies of Maria Skłodowska-Curie do not include copyrights. It belongs to the public zone. We can use it. Maria is the face of feminism, a woman-myth, a product. Like other pop culture icons - Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Superman – Maria Skłodowska – Curie shapes the collective imagination. But would our heroine want to co-create it as a conscious individual? The performance uses the statue of Maria perversely to address broadly understood freedom, respect for women's rights, multifaceted transcending of borders, violation of privacy of public figures, excessive ego and ambition, and the education system that tends to shut down human life in banal formulas. Significant social issues are confronted with the life attitude of the Nobel Prize winner, which restores the right to a sincere, intimate, often controversial statement. Using the language of the theater of a lively form, the creators in a dynamic and grotesque way approach the phenomena of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, rich in paradoxes.

Production for audience aged above 15.

Premiere:

25th November 2017
Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theatre in Białystok

Runnging time:

90 min

Script and direction:

Agata Biziuk

Stage design:

Katarzyna Pielużek

Music:

Natasza Topor

Choreography:

Anna Sawicka-Hodun

Video:

Patryk Bychoski

Lighting direction:

Maciej Iwańczyk

Script and direction:

Agata Biziuk

Stage design and costumes:

Katarzyna Pielużek

Music:

Natasza Topor

Choreography:

Anna Sawicka-Hodun

Video:

Patryk Bychoski

Lighting direction:

Maciej Iwańczyk

Scientific consultation:

Marzanna Rutkowska

Scientific consultation:

Marzanna Rutkowska

Cast:

Paulina Moś
Helena Radzikowska
Paweł Rutkowski
Mateusz Trzmiel

The performance produced thanks to the financial support of the City of Białystok and Podlaskie Voivodeship.

The performance won the Audience Award at the 26th Alternative Theater Meetings KLAMRA 2018 in Toruń.

Trailer

Photo: Bartek Warzecha