In search for an artistic stir within our theatre, and as part of an attempt to address the needs of professional, independent stage artists, we decided to launch a curator residency programme. We want to open the Modelatornia, its audience and creators cooperating with the TJK Theatre to new aesthetics, methods of works and unobvious interdisciplinary mixes. To this end, we invite those artists who stay outside the official institutional framework, both from Poland and foreign countries, to take part in our residency programme.

We offer space for unrestricted work, accommodation, technical support, conceptual support, and support in promotion. Each residency ends with a performance open for the audience, which is an opportunity for experimenting residing artists to confront their endeavours with the local audience.

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Former residencies:


Monika Czajkowska

Text: Andri Luup
Translation: Marius Peterson
Direction: Monika Czajkowska

Felicitas – Joanna Osyda
Jana – Karolina Kuklińska
Kaja – Monika Stanek
Sirli – Magdalena Maścianica

“Felicitas” by Andri Luup is the story of a married couple which, wanting to get back closer to each other̨, takes a bot – the titular Felicitas – under their roof. This unusual domestic helper is supposed to make them spend more time together. Meanwhile, the beautiful and deceptively similar to an ordinary woman artificial intelligence becomes a source of conflict, which leads to a murder.

Internal screening: 3.06.2022

A residency realised as part of the collaboration between TJK and the IwanWyrypajew Theatre School in Warsaw.

Andri Luup’s drama is a glimpse into the future and at the same time an in-depth vivisection of the condition of the modern world we live in. The author asks how to cope with new social roles, family relationships and loneliness;in a world where technology – which for many is a hope for the better – seems to only exacerbate.



Idea: Joanna Leśnierowska
Creation and performance: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska, Joanna Leśnierowska, Magdalena Przybysz, Katarzyna Sitarz
Music: Anna Szwajgier

Production : Joanna Leśnierowska / co-producer: Natalia Gorzelańczyk
With the residency support of: GRODNO Centre for International Cooperation / EFRWP, JK Theatre in Opole and ZAMEK Cultural Centre in Poznań,
Screenings for the public: 10.04.2022
Kraków Choreographic Centre

The disintegration of the world as we know it and the alignment with this disintegration dictates the rhythm and shape of our work. What exists appears only as a fragment – a splinter of past reality, an echo of past events, the tip of a drifting iceberg whose monstrous mass inexorably melts and disappears beneath the surface; or – like a stranded marine mammal – it petrifies and sinks into the sand, revealing less and less of itself. Though, it seems still ready to move again immediately. What manifests its form today, will in a moment irreversibly lose it, exposed to the inexorable impact of forces and time.

And its final shape still remains a mystery, the solution to which will turn out to be as fragmentary and blurred as the process leading up to it.
In fascination, we observe the incessant carnivalesque flow of images, sounds, ideas and events, aware that we have already passed the point at which it is possible to turn back from the road.

At the same time, unable to rid ourselves of the impression that we are going in circles. Or we continue to stand still.


Monika Popiel – director
Paweł Świerczek – playwright
Maria Leśnodorska – producer
Julita Goździk – stage designer
Aneta Jankowska – performer
Ania Kamińska – performer
Jan Lorys – performer
The performance produced by the NOWE EPIFANIA 2021 Festival.


Dear Co-existors!

This story has not happened yet. It is long and still in the making. What happens when I meet you – reading these words? And you – a bird that has just sit on your windowsill? And you – your neighbour who smiled at you yesterday? And when you meet me – a person who is writing these words, and me – a dog who has just licked my nose? And me – a man because of whom I was sad yesterday…

“The Apocalypse” is a disclosure of what was hidden earlier. We are interested in the apocalypse in its most intimate dimension – where it is understood as exposing oneself to another human being, which is a foundation for any relationship, and as exposing oneself to yourself, and as exposing oneself in any act of expression.

We test the possibilities of practising radical proximity. In the times of pandemic and growing divisions within the society, proximity is a concept that needs to be reconstructed. We are convinced that in order to regain social proximity, each of us must experience a personal apocalypse – expose what is the most intimate, vulnerable, and delicate, and learn how to embrace personal apocalypse of other people.

This story has not happened yet. You may become a part of it.