The Journey from a Nightmare
Alara's Process

Here you can find mixture of thoughts, movements, sounds and visuals of my process on finding how to tell a Journey from a Nightmare.
It is a work in progress blog where I try and fail to achieve while trying to tell my aims with the help of Tadeusz Kantor. As Kantor says, "Actor do not represent or explore anything, but themselves"(1980,  p.145). In here, I am trying to find my own freedom with my object and explore every possibility.


How It Got Started

The Journey from a Nightmare is my response to Kantor's point that  "Freedom exist inside us" and to his "Poor Room of Imagination".


Bio-Object Exercise (Final)

The Umbrella
Becoming one with object
Kantor and The Umbrella


1. Bicat, T. (2007), Puppets and Performing Objects: A Practical Guide. Ramsbury: The Crowood Press.

2. Kantor, T.  (1952) ‘Umbrella-like Space’ 16X20.9cm as printed in Cahier Rysunki z lat 1947-1990 Galeria 86, ISBN 83-904237-82.

3. Kantor, T. (1947) ‘dell’ombrello’ as printed in Le opera di Tadeusz Kantor Centro di Ricerca peril Teatro Milano, pg 14.

4. Kantor, Edited and translated by Michal Kobialka Found Reality A Journey Through Other Spaces Essays and

Manifestos, 1944-1990 1993 University California Press. Pg 31.

5. Kantor, T. (1986-88) “Intimate Comments”, typescript in the Cricoteka Archives, p. 35-36.

6. Leach, M. (2012) Tadeusz Kantor as 'Hunger Artist' in the 'Poor Room of the Imagination'. Studia UBB Dramatica, LVII, 1, 2012, Tadeusz Kantor Today. Polish Theatre: Presence and Perspectives, pp. 41 - 61

7. Obarska, M.(2019) "The ‘Poor Room of the Imagination’, Poor, Miserable, Discarded & Found: Objects of the Polish Avant-Garde Theatre. Available at: (Accessed on: 27 March 2020).

8. Swica, M. ,Suchan, J. (2005) Tadeusz Kantor. Interior of the Imagination. Available at: (Accessed on: 14 April 2020).

9. Watson, N. (2015) My Meeting with Kantor's Umbrella. ed. by Kobialka, M. and Zarzecka, N., Polish Theatre Perspectives: London and Wrocław, doi:

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