Created and directed by the company
Performers: Eva Rufo and Rachel Karafistan
Project Artwork: Jo Johnston
Production assistant & translation: Kaja Banaszak
Music: Kuba Pierzchalski
Costumes: Renata Kałek
Polish / British theatre company, led by Kuba Pierzchalski & Rachel Karafistan Cosmino Productions (www.cosmino.org) have been dreaming theatrical experiences into reality for over 25 years. Both Rachel and Kuba are former members of acclaimed Polish company, Teatr Biuro Podrozy (winners of the 2018 Herald Ark Angel Award, 1995 Fringe First and Critics Award for Carmen Funebre and the Hamada Award in 1996 at the Edinburgh Festival). Drawing on theatre traditions from both the East and the West, our work has been described as magical, poetic and superbly imaginative. Cosmino believe firmly in the ability of the arts to cross boundaries, dream new futures and provoke positive change in the world. Since 1998, Cosmino have created 15 critically acclaimed productions both as Cosmino and with collaborators including the State Theatre of Salzburg and Greenwich Theatre, London. With a PhD in shamanism and theatre, Rachel has taught theatre all over the world and currently teaches on the Embodied Dramaturgy MA at Arthaus Berlin International Theatre School (formerly LISPA). Actor, musician and composer, Kuba has performed with the Blue Man Group since 2003. Rachel's award-winning solo performance 'Dreams Die Hard’ inspired by her grandmother’s wartime diary and her Turkish-Cypriot roots, is touring internationally together with children’s production 'Paulas Reisen', a physical performance featuring clowning and puppetry, based on the children’s book by Paul Maar, dealing gently with issues of exclusion and integration. Our new project ‘Heartburn’ dealing with women’s experience is supported by GVL and Neu Start Kultur and premiered in Poland in January 2022 and embarks on an international hybrid tour incorporating online and in person performances, debates and workshops.