“A theatrical production is not to be watched
like a picture
for aesthetic pleasure
but is to be tangibly experienced.
I have no artificial canons.
I feel connected to no epoch of the past;
they are unknown to me and of no interest to me.
I only feel that I owe a lot to the epoch
I live in and to the people living next to me.
I believe that in one whole there is enough space
for both barbarism and subtlety, tragedy and coarse laughter,
and that a whole is made up of contrasts
and the greater the contrasts
the more it is tangible
and dynamic. (…)”
Pleśniarowicz, Krzysztof (chosen and ed. by). Metamorfozy. Teksty o latach 1938-1974. [Metamorphoses. Texts about the years 1928 – 1974] Kraków: Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2000, p. 62.