Revolution that Never was There
Teatr 21, Poland
Sunday 29. 5. 2022
Orlí Street Theatre

Genre: International

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, one intermission

Subtitles in Czech language

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Revolution that Never was There by Teatr 21 is inspired by the 40-day “occupation” of the Sejm, the Polish Parliament, by people with disabilities and their families, which took place in the spring of 2018. However, it is not a documentary of this event, which, despite all the coercive forces, has not led to a reduction in the marginalization of people with disabilities, rather a game with the meanings and emotions that accompanied the whole event. The production examines what actually happened in the Sejm, what is the public image of people with disabilities in Poland and finally whether the community of people with disabilities can integrate in the common interest. It thus gives viewers and actors the opportunity to verify whether the general social belief that people with disabilities should give up professional development, reduce their needs to a social minimum and private life for living in apartments and specialized centers, meets their needs at all.

The play is based on actor´s improvisations 

Director: Justyna Sobczyk
Dramaturgy: Justyna Lipko-Konieczna
Scriptwriter: Justyna Lipko-Konieczna, Justyna Sobczyk
Movement collaboration: Justyna Wielgus
Set design and Costumes design: Wisła Nicieja
Set designer assistant: Aleksandra Tomczyk
Lighting director Sebastian Klim
Live music by Pokusa band: Tymek Bryndal, Natan Kryszk, Teo Olter
Production: Dagna Dąbrowiecka, Katarzyna Stępniak


Starring: Teresa Foks, Daniel Krajewski, Maja Kowalczyk, Barbara Lityńska, Aleksander Orliński, Martyna Peszko, Piotr Sakowski, Aleksandra Skotarek, Magdalena Świątkowska, Beata Bandurska, Maciej Pesta