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Syrenka

SYRENKA

(In Development)

Syrenka is a piece of speculative theatre set in a future Poland. The show is queer in form and content, centering LGBTQ+ characters while queering the lines between theatre performance, folk concert, and political action.


Lena reunites with her estranged cousin, Jano, in Poland after living in Canada for ten years. Jano and a group of blacklisted queer artists are hiding from the government while planning a protest art movement. With Lena's help, they conceive Syrenka, an activist punk-band akin to Pussy Riot. They stage guerilla performances and share their protest songs online. But Lena's past involvement with right-wing extremism, a secret she has kept for a decade, now threatens to divide their growing movement.