Najem Okazjonalny / The Occasional Rent

The first part of "The Neighbours" project — "The Occasional Rent" — have a premiere!

If you happen to be in Szczecin, be sure to visit the performance, the entrance is free, no need to register. Check out the event for more details!
The performance will be filmed and have an online premiere later — we’ll get you updated.
27 of February, Monday, 18:00
Ośrodek Teatralny Kana, Szczecin, Poland

"I miss my cats. I miss the unfinished house that I had to leave; I miss my office, I miss meeting my friends".
A young man, forced to leave Belarus, who changed 16 places of residence in a year and a half, says those words. Now he lives in an old house in Szczecin. His neighbours are similarly displaced: some have fled repressions, and others have fled the war. The Kana Theatre team asked them two questions: "Where are you from?" and "What do you miss the most?" and posted the answers on the flat doors. The audience is left to read each plaque, in which case the anonymous voices get a real sound.

Najem okazjonalny / The Occasional Rent performance doesn't take place on a theatre stage — the staircase of a real building becomes the daily transit zone of the displaced persons. Of course, in this case, the location of the project is important - Szczecin was incorporated into modern Poland in 1945 following the Potsdam Conference as part of the "Returned Lands", and the house in which we see The Occasional Rent performance hosted occasional renters during and after the Second World War.

Weronika Fibich — an author of several dozen theatrical actions, site-specific performances and formal experiments. She creates documentaries and artistic projects and proclaims herself an anti-disciplinary artist.

Kaciaryna Byčak — a graduate of theology and a student of religious studies. She’s also a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of the University of Szczecin. She has been living in Poland since 2008 and since then continues her long-term research on rituals and traditional music of Central and Eastern Europe.
The project is supported by the European Cultural Foundation.