Marjorie Hayes, managing director of theatre production and associate professor of acting and directing, premiered her one-woman cabaret act Finding Home in Wroclaw, Poland, last fall at the WROSTJA Festival of One Actor.
The show recounts Hayes' journey from Los Angeles to working in Wroclaw during the Communist era to work at the world-famous Polish Laboratory Theatre of Jerzy Grotowski. She called the experience "very fulfilling" and the Polish audience "very sophisticated and well educated in the arts."
"Theatre shares stories which allow us to more fully understand our common humanity," Hayes says. "I aspire to assist my students in the performance of their personal stories and journeys, as Grotowski and my Polish mentors did for me."