Co za poroniony pomysł!/Theatre Group PóliS

Kuba (Jakub) is a chef at Skál restaurant but dreams of one day hosting his own cooking show on TV. Ola(Aleksandra) is an improv actress from Warsaw who initially came to Iceland to find love and purpose. Óli(Ólafur) is an Icelandic actor learning Polish on Duolingo. When Óli notices how popular Polish movies are in Icelandic cinemas he comes upon a ridiculous idea: To make a hit theater show in Polish! He gets his friends Kuba and Ola to join him, and together they lead the audience on a Polish-Icelandic journey in a sincere comedy about our longing for connection; connecting to a foreign country, connecting with each other, connecting online or connecting through good food!

Theatre Group PóliS is a Polis-Icelandic theater group that produces work to bring together Polish and Icelandic-speakers in Iceland. Polish people are the largest group of immigrants living in Iceland at around 20.000 people. Yet there is hardly any Polish-speaking theatre available in Iceland, and almost no Polish people working in Icelandic Theatres. Theatre Group PóliS’s aim is to make the theater environment in Iceland more diverse, highlighting in a light-hearted way the personal stories of all the people that have come to Iceland from Poland as immigrants.

CZPP won the Icelandic Theater Awards Gríman in 2021, and the jury had this to say about the performance: „Co za poroniony pomysł is a work that lives with you long after it ends. The theater group dives into two cultures and intertwines them, resulting in an evening where artists and audiences of Icelandic and Polish origin harmonize across origin and cultures.“

Created by Theater Group PóliS: Aleksandra Skołozynska, Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Jakub Ziemann, Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir

Actors: Aleksandra Skołozynska, Ólafur Ásgeirsson, Jakub Ziemann.Aktorzy / actors: Jakub Ziemann, Aleksandra Skołożyńska, Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Reżyser / directed by: Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir
Dramaturg / Dramaturg: Birnir Jón Sigurðsson
Scenografia & Kostiumy/ Scenography and costumes: Þórdís Erla Zoëga
Dźwięk / Music: Kristinn Smári Kristinsson
Oświetlenie sceniczne / Lighting Design: Kjartan Darri Kristjánsson
Projekt graficzny / Graphic Design: Gréta Þorkelsdóttir

Made in collaboration with Tjarnarbíó.
Funded by the Icelandic Theater and Performance Fund.