International Theatre Director,
Theatre Maker and Lecturer


Stepmother Home or My Mother the Stolen Child

PREMIERE: 1 October 2020 at Theater unterm Dach in Berlin

PRODUCTION: Theater unterm Dach, Instytut Grotowskiego

PARTNERS: Bezirksamt Pankow Berlin, Fundacja Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej,
Polnisches Institut Berlin, Pilecki Institut, Foundation from East to West

“Wickushka! Who in the world would listen to us today? No one!”

Lenka Kalaitzi was one of over 15,000 children removed from their families during the Greek Civil War and deported to the countries of the communist bloc. She travelled through Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania to an orphanage in Wrocław; then to Leipzig and finally to Berlin, where she lives to this day. Her daughter Wicki Kalaitzi, an actress and ballerina, tells the family story in the live performance “Stepmother Motherland or My Mother the Stolen Child”. The performance belongs to an artistic project “Stepmother Motherland” on the topics of origin, uprooting and lack of belonging.

Poster Stiefmutter Heimat Meine Mutter Das Gestohlene Kind

Penthesilea (2021)

Me, me, me! Diaries by Gombrowicz (2021)

Miss Julie (2021)


2019 Moments by Joanna Lewicka, Menu Spaustuve in Vilnius, LITHUANIA
2019 The Land of Smiles, operetta by Franz Lehar, Music Theatre Lublin, POLAND
2018 STRYJENSKA. Let’s Dance, Zofia! based on a play by Anna Duda with excerpts from the personal diary of the painter Zofia Stryjeńska, The Polish Culture Institute in Rome, ITALY & The Centre of Cultures in Lublin, POLAND
2018 WOMENSTATE. A Choir For One Actress by Magdalena Mróz, Grotowski Institute Wroclaw, POLAND
2017 Growing Wings based on Heinrich von Kleist, featuring actors from Germany, Poland and Russia at Kleistfesttage, Frankfurt, GERMANY
2017 Seven Wishes by Joanna Lewicka, The Centre of Culture, Lublin, POLAND
2017 Żywi i umarli czyli bandyci w piekle, Teatr Stary in Lublin, POLAND
2015 +LOVE by Joanna Lewicka, Piękno Panie Gallery in Lublin, POLAND
2015 LubLove, a triptych concerned with the theme of love, Lublin, POLAND
2015 Matka Polka Teatralna, Cultural Centre DDK in Lublin, POLAND
2015 At The Bridge By Strong Wind by Bastien Fournier, The Centre of Culture, Lublin, POLAND
2014 ABC, featuring Polish and Ukrainian youth at Teatr Stary in Lublin, POLAND
2014 Vulva, Labyrinth Gallery in Lublin, POLAND
2014 Mothers by Piotr Rawicki, The Centre of Culture, Lublin, POLAND
2014 Expedition Mrożek, Academy Theatre in Lublin, POLAND
2015 Our Wives by Eric Assous, Stage 602 in Rostock, GERMANY
2013 My Anxiety Is Carrying A Weapon by Mateusz Pakuła, The Centre of Culture, Lublin, POLAND
2013 NippleJesus by Nick Hornby, Kunsthalle Rostock and Stage 602 in Rostock, GERMANY
2013 The Driveless based on Faust by J.W.Goethe, Piękno Panie Gallery in Lublin, POLAND
2013 The Death of Caliban by Magdalena Fertacz, The Centre of Culture, Lublin, POLAND
2012 The Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Polish National Theatre in Warsaw, POLAND
2012 The Day After, Polish Institute Dusseldorf, GERMANY
2012 Imagine Our Nation, youth production at Theatre London – Kingston, ENGLAND
2012 Strange Bodies by Julia Hołowińska, The Centre of Culture in Lublin, POLAND
2011 We Are All Well Together by Dorota Masłowska, Polish Institute Düsseldorf, POLAND
2010 The Madman and the Nun by S.I.Witkiewicz, Polish Institute Düsseldorf, GERMANY
2009 Ivonne, Princess of Burgundy by Witold Gombrowicz, a production of the Polish Institute Düsseldorf featuring Polish and German youth at the Music Theatre in Gliwice, POLAND
2010 I Am Not Afraid Of You, Othello! by Artur Palyga, Teatr In-Vitro in Lublin, POLAND
2009 Andromache by Jean Racine, Teatr Współczesny in Szczecin, POLAND
2008 Tango by Sławomir Mrożek, Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, GERMANY
2007 Tango by Sławomir Mrożek, Staatstheater in Darmstadt, GERMANY
2006 Ich – Elektra based on Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
2006 Puzzle by Szymon Wróblewski, Stadttheater Heidelberg (Festival Stuckemarkt), GERMANY
2005 The Wolf-Gang by Tom Lanoye, Stadttheater in Gießen, GERMANY
2005 The Party by Sławomir Mrożek, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, GERMANY
2004 Merlin or The Desert Land by Tankred Dorst, Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, GERMANY



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