direction, choreography, set design, music arrangement: Janusz Orlik
choreographer’s assistant: Antek Kurjata
cast: Mariusz Józefiak, Jarosław Kubiak, Antek Kurjata, Daniel Laskowski, Lidia Piskorska, Piotr Roszak, Karol Solski, Magdalena Szalbierz, Mariusz Sztuba
costumes: Agnieszka Ostrowska
light design: Janusz Orlik, Arkadiusz Kuczyński
therapeutic care: Hanna Rynowiecka
interpretation into Polish Sign Language: Karina Akseńczuk, Antek Kurjata
audio description: Marcin Głowiński
interpretation into English: Szymon Nowak
production: ZAMEK Culture Centre

William Shakespeare is claimed to have said: „All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances.”

It may turn out to be funny and, possibly, dramatic—just as the real, ideal theatre should be—where in a seemingly consensual and idyllic artistic world everyone’s only  waiting for someone else to forget their lines and share the fate of a lead balloon.

All the signs are that the artists will the enter the stage to exit it eventually. They will probably do so on their own, although they may happen to be assisted or removed by force.

Not unlikely, only the memory of the artists will endure, while this play shall pass and find its honoured place in the deepest abyss of the theatrical quagmire; the spectator will be hoodwinked and made a fool of, remembering no more than the glass of wine they drank afterwards.

Tongue-in-cheek, Intermezzo is dedicated to all artists, especially those unfulfilled who continually hoping that „the next one” might finally be their big break.

Its greatest asset is the diversity of the actresses and actors who – without giving up being themselves and not hiding behind the roles they assume – can consider the possibility of becoming someone completely different than they are on a daily basis. Playing life, death, revenge or love, they make theater, creating a great, sincere and important performance. Maybe “Intermezzo” is just a short, funny form between the acts of life played seriously. What is certain is that the reflective emotions and impressions it left will stay with me for a long time.

Piotr Dobrowolski,

Intermezzo broadens our vision and allows us to see the non-obviousness and complexity of the valuations that we so willingly submit to. (…) We are dealing with one of the most interesting phenomena on the map of Polish independent theatre.

Dominik Gac, Teatr
  • 8 May 2024
    Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland
  • 8 March 2024
    Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, Gdańsk, Poland
  • 22 November 2023
    Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland
  • 23 September 2023
    Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland
  • 4 June 2023
    Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland
  • 2 June 2023
    Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland