A Time to Reap

by Anna Wakulik, Translated by Catherine Grosvenor

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From a forested Polish village to the blinding lights of London, A Time to Reap looks at one woman's story against the mountain landscape of an evolving nation and one of Poland's hottest political topics – abortion and the Catholic Church. Anna Wakulik is an exciting new Polish voice with a crop of political provocations. Anna Wakulik currently works as a literary manager for Tarnowski Teatr im. L. Solskiego in Tarnow, where she is writing a new play called Heroes, She was a semi-finalist and finalist of the Gdynia Drama Award. Her play Krzywy Domek was one of the final five shortlisted plays and was presented in a public rehearsed reading during the Festival of Contemporary Polish Drama [email protected] in Gdynia in November 2010. Other works include: Sans Souci (2009, finalists 2009 Metaphors of Reality contest) and Zażynki (2012, winner of the Journalists' Prize) at Teatr Polski in Poznan; Helzbieta H. at National Wybrzeze Theatre in Gdansk. The polish version of A Time to Reap will be performed in Poznan in November 2012. Anna attended the Royal Court Theatre's 2011 International Residency for Emerging Playwrights. She came to London to work on her play, A Time To Reap, in July of that year and was invited back in March 2012 to work with director Caroline Steinbeis to develop the play further. Translator Catherine Grosvenor's performed plays include One Day All This Will Come To Nothing (Traverse), Cherry Blossom (Traverse/Polski Teatr Bydgoszcz, 2008) and Gabriel (Oran Mor 2009). She also wrote the Scottish adaptations of Continuous Growth, which won a Fringe First at the 2012 Fringe, and The Overcoat. International Associate Caroline Steinbeis directs. Her other directing credits include Earthquakes in London (UK Tour for Headlong Theatre), Fatherland (Gate Theatre), Charged/Re-Charged (Soho Theatre), Mad Forest at BAC, Mile End (UK Tour), Photo Story (BAC). Her opera work includes: Cosi Fan Tutte (Sadler's Wells, Bridgewater Hall, Ascoli Festival). Caroline is founder of Strike Ensemble. Since 1996 the Royal Court Theatre has travelled the world, running long-term play development projects and building relationships between playwrights, directors, actors and translators. Working with playwrights and theatre artists in 70 countries and in 30 languages, the work is supported by the Genesis Foundation and the British Council. A Time to Reap is presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project. Age Guidance 14+ Running Time: Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes without an interval


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