Our Class

by Tadeusz Słobodzianek
english version by Ryan Craig
directed by Blanka Zizka
October 12, 2011November 13, 2011

Meet the Artists

Cast

Krista Apple-Hodge • Zocha
Ross Beschler • Menachem
Kate Czajkowski • Rachelka/Marianna
Dan Hodge • Heniek
Emilie Krause • Dora
Kevin Meehan • Rysiek
Allen Radway • Zygmunt
Michael Rubenfeld • Abram
Matteo Scammell • Jakub Katz
Ed Swidey • Wladek

Production Team

Tadeusz Słobodzianek • Playwright
Ryan Craig • Adapter
Blanka Zizka • Director
Marsha Ginsberg • Set Designer
Oana Botez • Costume Designer
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Daniel Perelstein • Sound Designer
Tadeusz Słobodzianek

Tadeusz Słobodzianek was born in 1955. He graduated from Jagiellonian University in Cracow in Theatre Studies. He has worked as a theatre critic, a dramaturg, and a director before he started to write plays. His first play in 1980 was for children: Historia o zebraku i osiołku (The Story of a Beggar and a Donkey). His other plays include Car Mikołaj (Tsar Nikolai, 1985), Obywatel Pekosiewicz (Citizen Pekosiewicz, 1986), Turlajgroszek (The Pea-Roller, 1990, Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival) with Piotr Tomaszuk, Prorok Ilya (Prophet Ilya, 1991), Merlin (1992, Fringe  First Award), Kowal Malambo (Malambo the Blacksmith, 1992), Sen pluskwy (A Bug’s Dream, 2001) and Nasza klasa (Our Class, 2007). In 2003, Tadeusz Słobodzianek founded Laboratorium Dramatu (Drama Laboratory) in Warsaw, a Polish equivalent of the Royal Court Theatre in London – a combination of a theatre-studio with drama workshops held throughout the year. Some of the most successful Polish playwrights today, such as Magda Fertacz, Tomasz Man, Elzbieta Chowaniec, Piotr Rowicki, Joanna Owsianko, Paweł Jurek and Małgorzata Sikorska Miszczuk, developed their plays there. He also opened The School of Drama, where he teaches playwriting for young students.