A debut autobiographical solo performance. Rootlost is a bilingual one-woman play about the paradox of being from a place but not belonging there. It uses translation, sound, voice-over and live performance to tell the story of the unique circumstances that took a normal, small-town Polish girl halfway across the world to a country with palm trees instead of pine trees and sandstorms instead of snowstorms.
Told in both English and Polish, from the point of view of a child, it traces changing identity through the use of recorded sound, storytelling and movement.
The production was a collaboration between Bence Kalo and Magdalena Krohn.
Written by Magdalena Krohn
Directed by Bence Kalo and Magdalena Krohn
Produced by Javier Domniguez and Loosely Based Theatre
Performed by Magdalena Krohn
Rootlost featured as part of the official programme of Voila!Europe theatre festival in London, 2017.