Made in Poland

Teatr Modjeska, Legnica, Poland, 2005
Author: Przemysław Wojcieszek
Directed by Przemysław Wojcieszek

about the production

Made in Poland by Przemyslaw Wojciezsek is one of the most interesting Polish plays about the "no future" generation. In it, Wojcieszek shows the trap of blind anarchy into which the main hero was caught. Destroying of cars and phone boxes does not solve any problem, but the other way round, it creates new ones... Productions of this type, suggestive but at the same time demanding, are the chance for destroyed and degraded post-industrial quarters. It is about the time to comprehend that the culture is needed also on periphery.
Roman Pawlowski, Gazeta Wyborcza

… there is everything in this play what the cool-drama representants like: hopelessness of a housing estate, tax recovers who are just common gangsters, the dodgiest boozer pits, language of the street. But there is also something unexpected in the production of young documentary film maker Przemyslaw Wojcieszek who chose for his dramatic and direction debut the Modrzejewska Theatre. It is a kind of naive need of goodness... unity of cruelty and naivety would seem false in any other theatre. But in the space of a tinny pharmaceutics warehouse, in the middle of Legnica's Piekary housing estate where thousands of people like the characters of Made in Poland live in fear of violence and with their small loves hidden in their hearts, the play hits the bull's eye.
Agnieszka Celeda, Polityka

The trouble with different attempts of dramatic expressions of the problems of the present, mainly those calling themselves a cool drama, but not only those, has been the infiltrating into dark corners of life with a blushy face: “ah, how horrible it is, how true”. Various gangsters, dealers, pimps, prostitutes and other individuals of this sort are raised to the dimensions of Shakespearean heroes, every corner of their poor small souls is exposed to a penetrating eye. In his theatre debut, Przemyslaw Wojcieszek, a well known film maker, also uses the penetrating eye but he knows his limits.
Jacek Sieradzki, Przekrój

One big plus of Wojcieszek's production is ambiguity and beauty of his characters. In spite of the stirring pace of the story, we see full-blooded people here, not tragicomic characters… A brilliant fairy-tale to think upon.
Leszek Pulka, Gazeta Wyborcza – Wroclaw

Without any loud screaming, Legnica's actors make us drunk by their brilliant, dynamic and funny performance. For two hours Przemyslaw Wojcieszek rehabilitates the whole world and subsequently. he leaves the spectator out on the street where in every second house young man lives similar to Boguš...
Alexandra Czapla, Gazeta Wyborcza – Katowice



scenario and directed by Przemyslaw Wojcieszek
set design: Malgorzata Bulanda
music: Bartosz Straburzyíski
director's assistant: Katarzyna Majewska
characters and cast:
Bogus, a revolutionary: Eryk Lubos; Irena, his mother: Anita Poddębniak; Fazi, chief of vindicators: Przemyslaw Bluszcz; Gregor, the second vindicator: Pawel Wolak; Karina, the young vindicator: Katarzyna Dworak; Emil, security guard: Tomasz Radawiec; Monika, his sister: Justyna Pawlicka; Viktor, a teacher: Janusz Chabior; Mariana, his wife: Malgorzata Urbańska; Edmund, a priest: Bogdan Grzeszczak; waitress: Ewa Galusińska; Vitold, a debtor: Tadeusz Ratuszniak; Wino: Lech Wolczyk;  Ann, Bogus ex-girlfriend: Ewa Galusińska;  Andrew, Ann's new boyfriend: Tadeusz Ratuszniak; Man: Lech Wolczyk


Przemyslaw Wojcieszek (1974)
He studied Polish studies at the Jagellonian University in Krakow and he took extramural courses in journalism at the University in Wroclaw. He is the author of a screenplay to the film Monday (1998) directed by Witold Adamek. His film debut Kill All of Them was awarded a Grand Prix in 1999 at the The Film Beyond the Film Amateur Feature Film Festival. After the shooting of Louder than Bombs, he launched his own distribution company. At his instigation the Slamdance Poland – a Polish edition of the American festival of independent films – was organized in Wroclaw in 2002. In 2004, he won The Gold Lion Prize at the 29th Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia for direction of the film Down a Colourful Hill based on his own screenplay.



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Script of the production: SK, EN, PL

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