Daniel Dobosz, Tomasz Nosinski, Maja Pankiewicz, Marcin Pempuś, Ewelina Żak
Jadłonomia Island is a culinary-travel-crime-revolutionary play for children and youth inspired by Jadłonomia – a series of incredibly popular Polish vegan cookbooks written by Marta Dymek, and the philosophy of plant-based cooking which the author promotes.
The protagonist of the adventure-thriller story, drawing from the tradition of Japanese anime, is a girl called M. who faces a dangerous monster, the blackness that threatens the entire world, especially the adults. When the monster appears in the heroine’s life, everything changes. The stake here is the life and health of her nearest and dearest. Will the girl find the secret recipe for healing the world? Island Jadłonomia is a play about changing the way we think. But since thinking itself is not enough, it is also about the need to act. Full of humour and danger, plot twists and bitter laughter, the production invites the audience to a world in which children and youth is being talk to seriously, without pretending that the world is better than it actually is. A comic book-like story about the little revolutionary encourages children and adults to reflect together on what we can do in order to live healthier, more responsibly, and with a better future of the planet, its people, and non-human beings in mind. A play about responsible eating challenges the audience to a shared task of caring for the world which requires healing and an urgent intervention—ecological, ethical, as well as culinary.
inspired by the Jadłonomia books by Marta Dymek
concept: Dorota Kowalkowska, Maciej Podstawny, Jan Czapliński
script cooperation: Dorota Kowalkowska, Maciej Podstawny
set and costume design: Kaja Migdałek
music: Jerzy Rogiewicz
production manager: Justyna Pankiewicz
stage manager: Maria Lejman-Kasz
video: Przemysław Tokarski
production assistant: Zuzanna Magda Melnyk
tailor's assistant: Gaba Górecka
production intern: Łucja Żurek
This performance will be presented in Polish with no surtitles.