Below we present the decision of the jury of the 33rd Theater Arts Competition for Children and Youth organized by the Poznan Children’s Art Center.
picture: mat. organizer
Round 2 jury: Michał Buszewicz, Justyna Czarnota, Joanna Krakowska, Halina Waszkiel and Joanna gygowska decided to award the following prizes:
Two equal first prizes in the amount of 6.5 thousand PLN. Each PLN receives:
Paweł Fic According to the play “Alusi z dam”,
Mariusz Gołosz “How do big and heavy elephants die?”
Each of the three equal 2nd prize PLNs in the amount of 4000 PLN receives:
Benjamin Maria Bukowski “Pictures of NANOWO or the weeping bank director disappearing and reappearing can be returned to people of all ages,” he said.
Cuban captain For the performance “NEW ENTRY”,
Michał Kaźmierczak According to the play “(Un) Forgotten History”.
“On the roof of Alusia z” Paweł Fic
Street, bus stop. On her roof sits a girl in a wicker basket – climbing to the top “was not as difficult as everyone said.” So, a better perspective than home, nothing prevents you from looking. He sits in the basket slot and straightens the wings (it is impossible to ignore the association with “Ptam” by Krystyna Miłobędzka!). This is Alucia from three people. What a shame … Exactly, but for whom? The girl feels good with her actions. However, most aunts and uncles see a problem. Although the adults are presented in a somewhat clichéd way, this original procedure is functional. They present themselves as schematic, steadfast, and unwilling to face the dynamic reality that the younger generation perceives differently. The radical disagreement described by the author seems to be the result of the child’s disobedience. Shouldn’t girls really sit in baskets on the roofs of bus stops, as some heroes claim? Alusia is not interested in this question.
“How do big and heavy elephants die?” Mariusz Gołosz
The protagonist of the play is Marcin, who grew up without a father. To a certain extent, the boy is convinced that all fathers die when their sons are children. The text is about mourning and closing in on difficult feelings. Although the author turns these experiments into a sign of a large and heavy elephant, he draws them in an exceptionally subtle and subtle way. The absence of his father, the inability to communicate and communicate his experiences to the world, inevitably leads to the physical expansion of the protagonist and the explosion of his imagination about his father. This is also accompanied by social withdrawal. In his text, the author touches on a topic that is awkward, helpless and in need of support, looking for a model, but also does not meet the requirements of the environment. Sensitive and weak personality, typical of a boy. The work is a very interesting suggestion of the story of finding oneself in a crisis.
“Pictures of NANOWO or a crying bank director disappearing and reappearing so that people of all ages can come back” Benjamin Maria Bukowski
The bank manager feels so lost in his life that he is divided into his outer shell (bank director) and the lost person (I am the bank director). The disappearance of the real “I” and attempts to regain it are the basis of art, are based on sub-themes, help to investigate the causes of loss of self. Childhood, school years and the stages of the protagonist’s almost independently developing professional career will return. He only allowed the circumstances – especially the ability to count and calculate – to lead him in his own way, and “I” ran to someone else (“as if I went for a walk somewhere” and “do what the body did”). “I wanted to draw. Art is addressed to “people of all ages” because it allows adults to think about their life choices and young people to think seriously about what they really want to do in life so that their “I” disappears in the future. it is processed accurately and unambiguously. The intentional absence of frequently used punctuation encourages multi-directional readings and interpretations.
“LOG IN” Cuban Corporal
The drama consists of three parts. The first takes up most of it and, as he claims, is the monologue of a person who has to speak (usually himself) because he bites when he doesn’t speak. It’s “where you can’t find its name,” but there are many indications that it is a mental hospital or educational institution. The convention of introducing a new person to the reality known to the protagonist, marked in the title, allows you to learn about the architecture and traditions (or procedures) of the place, as well as other people: the doctor or the director. As I write this, I’m not sure – because maybe this gesture is just a stylistic camouflage for the self-analysis of the speaker on the eve of suicide? The point is that this emotional and painful sound pierces the reader’s gut. At the same time, it pleases with many influential literary expressions. Reading the following parts completely changes the subject of optics and art. The second part is the adult’s response – a gesture to cut off the wings and stifle the potential for rebellion. Well, dear adults, how much will you find in yourself? The third part is actually the author’s statement to the sound engineers, but also to the whole world: “anything can be done”, look for another ending. At the dramatic level, I think this is the way to open this text to the procedural work. I read this part as an appeal to all of us: we are the ones who decide the quality of our lives and our loved ones every day.
“(Un) Forgotten History” Michał Kaźmierczak
The scene is a meadow. Badylarka and Bumblebee swing on a grass knife. When the elder passes by the Lord, they start talking to him. It turns out that the Elder always forgets something and is afraid that one day he will forget everything. The conversations of the three heroes revolve around memory, problems with it result in ridiculous misunderstandings, and unexpected adventures occur because they forget that they are impossible. The Green Beard is a cheerful and kind creature, and the industrious Bumblebee shows himself to be dangerous, especially when he is afraid of the Elder’s “big hands.” They both understand that they cannot help Elder Lord, but they can accompany and support him. The play is sad and delicate at the same time, it is about reconciling with the inevitable – old age and death.
The performances qualified for the second round by the jury: Katarzyna Grajewska, Joanna gygowska:
Andrzej Błażewicz, “Who will be hanged there?”,
Benjamin Maria Bukowski, “AFRESH”,
Liliana Fabisińska, “LUK (A) and LAUGHING HOMARS”,
Paweł Fic, “On the Roof Alusia”,
Mariusz Gołosz, “How do big and heavy elephants die?”
Filip Yaśkiewicz, “TIERRALAND”,
Cuban Onbaşı, “ENTER NEW”,
Michał Kaźmierczak, “Forgotten History”
Ewa Matera, “Wool and Peace”
Katarzyna Matwiejczuk, “Museum of Trees”,
Kamila Oleksiak-Zzerwinska, “THIS TIME”,
Agnieszka Pilecka, “Fox in Practice”,
Agnieszka Pilecka, “Rabbit, Hedgehog and a kilogram of grief”,
Katarzyna Prudło, “ALUTKA AND OKT”,
Raspberry Prześluga, “▲”,
Malina Prześluga, “LOVE CONNECTION”,
Karolina Sadowska, “CORAL AND WELLOW”,
Magdalena Siwik, “Stool”,
Ewa Sułek, “Magdalenka and the old wardrobe”,
Robert Traczyk, “THE NON-DISCOVERY OF THE PARROT”,
Aneta Tulisz-Skorzinska, “Sisters of the Inseparable”,
Łukasz Zaleski, “(Not necessarily) Rhino”.