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Two women face the truth of the dissolution of the European egalitarian dream.

Everywhere they look things are not equal; in the taxi at the end of the night, on the bench in the middle of a village, in the congregation, in the boardroom, in the home. They tell stories of abortion, sing about violence and dance about menopause. They remember the lies they were told as children and question the hope that things might be different for future generations.

The performance uses puppetry, comedy, song, text and movement to create a hybrid, humorous and powerful perspective on being a woman in Europe today.

“For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve” – Timothy 2:1

————-> HEARTBURN show trailer

Performed in English, Polish and Spanish with English surtitles

The Workshop

Your Story: A workshop for everyone who has ever identified as a woman – suitable for +15 – led by British visual artist Jo Johnston and the Heartburn cast.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Attendance is free of charge, but you must register in advance by sending an email to

After seeing the performance of Heartburn, we invite you to attend a free follow up creative workshop where you will work with members of the artistic team to create “story collages” of your experiences and feelings.

The new works of art created in the in workshop can then be uploaded to our website

I Love EU?

A Performative Examination of the EU

Can the European Union be an inspiration for a peaceful postnational world? Is it the non plus ultra expression of what the continent learned from two world wars? Or is it an incredibly strained construct that falls apart at the first signs of a crisis? How does a Eurocentric view differ from that of the increasing number of people forced to leave their homelands and gather at the borders of Europe and the EU in hopes of survival and a dignified existence?

Four performers explore these questions using 50 interviews conducted with EU citizens and non-EU citizens to create an open and interactive evening of theater.

In English and other languages