Performance: “PIF PAF IN PIACH”, directed by GOŁDA TENCER | The Shalom Foundation, The Jewish Theater in Warsaw
Concept, written and directed by: Gołda Tencer, director’s cooperation: Karolina Kirsz, authors/text selection: Remigiusz Grzela, Karolina Kirsz, Piotr Paziński, Paweł Szapiro, Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota, Gołda Tencer, Róża Ziątek-Czarnota, Agnieszka Żółkiewska, stage and costumes designed by: Ewa Łaniecka, music compiled by: Teresa Wrońska, stage movement: Agnieszka Konopka
Line-up: Daniel “Czacza” Antoniewicz, Marcin Błaszak, Julia Borkowska, Piotr Chomik, Monika Chrząstowska, Rafał Dajbor, Ewa Dąbrowska, Adrianna Dorociak, Aleksandra Idkowska, Genady Iskhakov, Jagoda Jasnowska, Adrianna Kieś, Ryszard Kluge, Maria Kozłowska, Grzegorz Kulikowski, Katarzyna Lis, Małgorzata Majewska, Paulina Moś, Sylwia Najah, Paulina Osińska (Lombarowicz), Katarzyna Post, Joanna Przybyłowska, Helena Radzikowska, Henryk Rajfer, Paweł Rutkowski, Rafał Rutowicz, Dominik Rybiałek, Joanna Rzączyńska, Izabella Rzeszowska, Wanda Siemaszko, Piotr Sierecki, Piotr Siwek, Monika Soszka, Natalia Stachyra, Barbara Szeliga, Adam Szyc, Etel Szyc, Alina Świdowska, Gołda Tencer, Piotr Tołoczko, Mateusz Trojanowski, Małgorzata Trybalska, Ewa Tucholska, Jerzy Walczak, Emilia Walus, Marek Węglarski, Wojciech Wiliński, Ernestyna Winnicka
The performance “Pif Paf in piach” is a theatrical meeting with unusual characters from the Warsaw Ghetto in the nooks and crannies of the three-story building of Reduta Bankowa.
– We are organizing a huge performance in Reduta Banku Polskiego. It is an amazing story told on three floors that in total take 1,200 meters. There will be about fifty actors from the Jewish Theater, theater school students, and children”, said Gołda Tencer, director of the performance, on Polish Radio 24. – Warsaw Ghetto kept living. – Warsaw Ghetto kept dancing. Warsaw Ghetto kept laughing. Before death came knocking, the Ghetto was full of life, human passions, and the will for survival. The Jewish quarter hosted about 60 theaters, cabarets, revues, common rooms and cafes, and restaurants offering their artistic programs, where people tried to forget the daily nightmare of the surrounding world. This is where the artists, writers, poets, musicians, singers created, actors played… Among the most famous were Wladyslaw Szpilman, Jerzy Jurandot, Stefania Grodzienska or Wiera Gran, but there were also many, many others… Meet them. We will take you on a walk through the three-story building of Reduta Bankowa, where unusual characters, shadows of a world that was destroyed lurk in the nooks and crannies”, invites Gołda Tencer, the director of the Jewish Theater, and the originator, scriptwriter, and director of the performance.
Reduta Banku Polskiego, at 10 Bielańska Street
Free admission, performance duration: 17:00–20:00
Organizer: Estera Rachel and Ida Kamińskie Jewish Theater in Warsaw – Yiddish Cultural Center; partners Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Jewish Historical Institute; media: TVP Kultura
Honorary patronage of the Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski
Special thanks for Duśka Markowska and Dawid Szurmiej