Artistic director of Warsaw's Studio Teatrgaleria, Natalia Korczakowska is recognized as one of the most exciting theater artists in Eastern Europe. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (popularly known as Witkacy) was a Polish playwright, painter, novelist, philosopher, and avant-gardist. Witkacy / Two-Headed Calf emerged from an ongoing multiyear collaboration between CalArts Center for New Performance and Studio Teatrgaleria. A company of Polish and CalArts artists explores Witkacy's work, set against the backdrop of California's endless and wild nature. The plot unfolds through the journey of a neurotic boy and his family from New Guinea through Sydney to the desert.
Witkacy believed that nature can be a source of metaphysical experience that gives us a chance to protect our individuality from the soulless social machine of Western civilization.