Created and performed by Agnieszka Kazimierska and directed by Mario Biagini of the Open Program (Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards)
The story of a Lady. And her Beloved. And a return. A tale of a garden.
Times of awaiting and times of becoming. A young woman, accompanied by two foreign servants, spends her days in a garden of wonders, waiting. Every day she receives visitors.
Katie’s Tales tells of a nameless desire, of awaiting and of a return. It’s the story of a journey: after a terrible event, someone left and will perhaps return. And she who is waiting is on a journey as well.
Facing lights and shadows of one’s own life story can bring us closer to remembering place where we come from or push us to pose questions about the role of our consciousness in the flow of history.
Encounters: The Open Program at CDTPS isan artists' residency organized by Myrto Koumarianos, hosted by the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, and supported by the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, University College, Theatre and Performance Studies (UTSC), English & Drama (UTM), the Department of English, the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Centre for Comparative Literature.