Memory versus the presence of a place – the railway station Zilina-Zariecie; from here, Jews from the Slovak State were deported during The Second World War.
In the waiting-room, a place in-between, „accidental“ travellers meet and the dead return, not by accident. In this banal triangle of relations, private violence accumulates, evoking the unhealed historical trauma, which is still the root of silent nationalism.
We find ourselves in the place of central-European conscience, where – accompanied by the tones of Slovak tango – we meet the ghosts of those with whom we have not parted.
Duration: 75 min
„Waiting Room is a superior contemporary dramaturgical and directorial work, where the actor is led to expression through corporeal emotions … In the hallucinatory pictures, where the dead meet the alive, past shame lasciviously rubs against present shame. A masterfully and deeply dug finger in the wound of collective (un)memory!“
Jana Návratová, Reflex
Hana Varadzinová, Eliška Vavříková, Róbert Nižník, Roman Horák, Monika Částková, Anna Gromanová, , Cécile Da Costa, David Jánský, Lukáš Kuta, Petr Janek
Premiere: 28th and 29th of April 2006, NoD Roxy, Prague