The show speaks about memory versus the presence of a place. In the waiting-room, a place in-between, „accidental“ travellers meet and the dead return, not by accident.

Abstract

Memory versus the presence of a place – the railway station Zilina-Zariecie; from here, Jews from the Slovak State were deported during the second world war.

In the waiting-room, a place in-between, „accidental“ travellers meet and the dead return, not by accident. In this banal triangle of relations, private violence accumulates, evoking the unhealed historical trauma, which is still the root of silent nationalism.
We find ourselves in the place of central-European conscience, where – accompanied by the tones of Slovak tango – we meet the ghosts of those with whom we have not parted. 

Waiting Room is a superior contemporary dramaturgical and directorial work, where the actor is led to expression through corporeal emotions … In the hallucinatory pictures, where the dead meet the alive, past shame lasciviously rubs against present shame. A masterfully and deeply dug finger in the wound of collective (un)memory!“ Jana Návratová, Reflex

 

Performed by: Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Róbert Nižník, Roman Horák, Monika Částková, Anna Gromanová, David Jánský, Lukáš Kuta, Petr Janek

Duration: 55 min

 

Premiere

Premiere 28th and 29th of April 2006, NoD Roxy, Prague

Creative Team

created by Viliam Dočolomanský, Eliška Vavříková, Hana Varadzinová, Róbert Nižník, Zuzana Pavuková, Nast Marrero García, Maja Jawor

Directed by Viliam Dočolomanský

Assistant director Marek Godovič

Music /using various motifs/ Dan Kyzling, Viliam Dočolomanský

musical direction and dramaturgy Viliam Dočolomanský

movement assistance Ioana Mona Popovici

Dramaturgy Jana Pilátová

Scenography and costume design Markéta Sedláčková

Light design Pavel Kotlík

Production Farma v jeskyni

For Promoters

Farm in the Cave’s standard space requirements for performances are as follows: a space with good acoustics which can also be completely silent during performances; typically we use a black box or site-specific space with minimal dimensions of 10 x 10 meters, with a height of 6 meters; at least 6 months before the performance our technical team of 2-4 persons must make a preparatory visit.

The maximum number of audience members at individual performances varies, but is usually no more than 450.

The number of performers per performance varies between 5 and 13, and the technical – production staff is between 4 and 6 people.

The minimum number of performances presented in one place is 2.

The company can play 2 performances per day are available on request – the latest start time is 21:00 local time.

The length of preparation and adaptation depends on the specific performance and local conditions, with a minimum of 1-2 days necessary prior to the day of the first production.

Financial requirements are available upon request at info@farminthecave.com or barbara.tumova@seznam.cz

The organizers pay for: fees; costs of shipping scenography; personnel transport; local transportation to the performance location; housing; per-diems; costs connected with preparatory technical visit. The organizer agrees to pay for costs of equipment rental if the space to be used does not have the equipment necessary.