Balladina From the original play by Juliusz Slowacki
Adapted from the original text by Katarzyna Kolman and Sebastian Palka
Translated and Directed by Sebastian Palka
Balladina was a play written by Juliusz Slowacaki in 1839. A romantic tragedy where fantastical world contributed to fatal fate of the human world and all the characters. A play about greed for power and the downfall that reflected the dramatic history of Slowacki’s Poland in the nineteenth century.
Today, Balladina is given a new, more universal interpretation and meaning. The first idea for Balladina emerged during summer 2016 when Kolman and Palka took the main themes and characters, and plotted a new story. It is a story about the unpredictable and flawed human nature of love, desire, betrayal and greed.
This project is still in development stage. It has been a long while since we started working on it. It is a big project for 11 actors, Balladina will be devised with actors in a series of workshops. Then we will further develop the story through rehearsed reading and audience's feedback. Workshop One took place in May 2017. Click the button below for more info about the next stages of the production.