Written and Performed by Monica Hunken
Devised with and directed by Melissa Chambers
Original Sound by Xana Chambers
Technical Direction by Evan True
Produced by Polish Cultural Institute and Culture Project
Photos by Hunter Canning
Invited to "Meetings with the Storytellers of the World" Festival in Lublin, Poland at Grodzka Gate Center-NN Theatre this summer!
Invited to Studio Alta Theatre in Prague, Czech, Republic on a double bill with Husam Abed, Founder of Dafa Puppet Theatre.
On a snowy Easter Sunday, Monica embarked on a bicycle journey across the vodka-soaked roads of Poland in search of the man who haunts her–a man of power, genius, fame and violence–her grandfather. Along her path, she squats and pogos with anarchist punks in old factories, barely escapes a knifing by Neo-Nazis, hides in churches and is hypnotized in a para-theatrical workshop. You will be led by many eccentric guides through this surreal landscape; a mohawked bike messenger, Ingrid Bergman, a girl with a third eye and your bewildered hostess, Monica Dudarov Ossetynska Hunken, heiress to cult and Slavic royalty.