Atlas of Remote Islands
based on the book by Judith Schalansky
Polish translation: Tomasz Ososiński
direction and set design: Marek Zákostelecký
music: Martin Husovský
Kamil Marek Kowalski
Premiere: 18 March 2023
For audience aged 8+
An acclaimed novelist and award-winning graphic designer, Judith Schalansky has spent years creating this book - her own imaginative atlas of the world's loneliest places. These islands are so difficult to reach that until the late 1990s more people had set foot on the moon than on Peter I Island in the Antarctic. On one page are perfect maps, on the other unfold bizarre stories from the history of the islands themselves. Rare animals and strange people abound: from marooned slaves to lonely scientists, lost explorers to confused lighthouse keepers, mutinous sailors to forgotten castaways; a collection of Robinson Crusoes of all kinds.
An award-winning theatre director and set designer Marek Zákostelecký took on the adaptation of some of the stories in a form of visual theatre.