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. 

  • credits
    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.
    venues
    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.