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Witkacy /
Two-Headed Calf

From the writings of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
Directed by Natalia Korczakowska

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (popularly known as Witkacy) was a Polish playwright, painter, novelist, philosopher, and avant-gardist. WITKACY / Two-Headed Calf emerged from an ongoing multi-year collaboration between CalArts Center for New Performance and Studio Teatrgaleria. We explore Witkacy’s work, set against the backdrop of California’s endless and wild nature. The plot unfolds through the journey of a neurotic boy and his family from New Guinea through Sydney to the desert. 

Witkacy believed that nature can be a source of metaphysical experience that gives us a chance to protect our individuality from the soulless social machine of Western civilization. 



Adaptation and Direction: Natalia Korczakowska
Author: Stanisław I. Witkiewicz
Scenic Design: Salmah Beydoun
Costume Design: Marek Adamski
Music Composer: Chris Kallmyer
Lighting Design: Bartosz Nalazek
Video: Kam Ying Lee, Shay Willard
Video Dramaturgy: Janie Geiser
Cast: Ewa Błaszczyk, Priscilla Chung, Symone Holmes, Everett Keeter, Chance Lang, Bartosz Porczyk, Robert Wasiewicz, Terrence Wilburn and Krzysztof Zarzecki.


Modular Theater - California Institute of the Arts, November 2018.
Divine Comedy International Theater Festival - Krakow, December 2018.
Studio Teatr - Warsaw, February 2019 - 2020
RedCat - Los Ángeles, October 2019.  

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