The point of departure for the show Zachem. Interwencja [Zachem. Intervention] was the closing down of the Zachem Chemical Processing Plant in Bydgoszcz. After World War II, the plant was one of the main centres of chemical processing in Poland, ensuring employment for whole generations of families. These workers constituted not only a group of employees, but also a complex community. A complete infrastructure was provided around the plant, featuring nurseries, canteens, healthcare institutions and community centres. The show was created using documentary theatre methods, based on archive materials and interviews with the former workers. Their individual experience inspired a reflection on the connections between people and their work, and between conditioning mechanisms and the transformation of the political system in Poland.
Direction: Jakubczak / Wdowik
Script: Aleksandra Jakubczak, Małgorzata Wdowik, Krzysztof Szekalski
Video: Mikołaj Walenczykowski
Music: Maciej Szymborski
Performed by: Julia Wyszyńska, Jarosław Kaczmarek, Piotr Tuzimski, Jakub Ulewicz i inni
Special acknowledgments: Chór Fordonia pod dyrygenturą / conductor Mariana Winiewskiego i Michaliny Spychalskiej
ALEKSANDRA JAKUBCZAK and MAŁGORZATA WDOWIK majored in theatre studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań. Both are currently studying theatre directing at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. Małgorzata Wdowik is also the co-author of the digi-dizajn.pl project presented by the National Audiovisual Institute in the Enter Level 2.0 exhibition and during Malta Festival Poznań 2013.