“Geological Formations” Amir – theater lab

  • Time & Date 29.06.2018 / 17:00
  • Location 29 Dietla St., Kraków
  • Original language PL / EN

    In Polish & English

Geologic Formations, which had its world premier at the 2018 rEvolver theatre festival in Vancouver, Canada, is a bold melding of immersive multidisciplinary performance, intimate personal narrative, and theory. Geologic Formations explores the present-unseen: the way socio-political events haunt the individual and collective body.
Curious about her experience of the present-unseen – invisible chronic illness impacting, and the invisibilized intergenerational impacts of war, genocide and displacement, specifically the 1943 liquidation of the Białystok Ghetto, Poland – mia susan amir, with collaborators, creates an interactive experience that crosses and collapses time and geography; to talk to ghosts; to decode what shapes our perceptions; to face the limits and possibilities of empathy.
Historically inspired, Geologic Formations is a response to the contemporary rise of fascism.
This ground-breaking work pushes the boundaries of theatre.

Writer, Creator: mia susan amir
Dramaturg: Veronique West
Collaborating Director: Julie Hammond
Scenographic Design: Alexander Lazaridis Ferguson
Choreographer: arash khakpour
Performers: mia susan amir, Sarah Ferguson, Lissa Neptuno, María Escolán Nuila, Mischa Shadloo, Naomi Vogt
Light & Projection Designer: Daniel O’Shea
Sound Designer: Nancy Tam
Set Designer: Leah Weinstein


Our partners in 2018 edition are: Third Eye Photo Gallery Krakow. Leica Boutique. Fundacja Dialogu Obywatelskiego (The Foundation of Civic Dialogue), Młynek Cafe.


Festivalt 2018's edition is possible thanks to the generous support of: The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Events program, Paideia – European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Asylum Arts, Amamamusi Hummus Restaurant.