Press Release: TR Warszawa with Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis at St. Ann's Warehouse-New York

St. Ann’s Warehouse

the Adam Mickiewicz Institute  
and the Polish Cultural Institute New York


TR Warszawa’s 4:48 Psychosis

directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna

American Premiere 

St. Ann’s Warehouse, Dumbo, BROOKLYN, NY, Oct 16 – 26, 2014 

New York, September 17, 2014 – The Polish Cultural Institute New York, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw are proud to present 4:48 Psychosis—the last work by English playwright Sarah Kane. Adapted and directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, one of Poland’s most prominent theater directors, the play is a monologue by a young woman suffering from terminal depression. It was first staged at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court Theatre in London 18 months after the author’s suicide, and has been described as Kane’s personal confession and testament. The Royal Court production had its American Premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

It is a beautifully sculpted production, eloquently lit by Felice Ross on Małgorzata Szczęśniak’s depressing, institutional set, and driven by a superb, lacerating performance from Magdalena Cielecka, who unravels before your eyes. — Sarah Hemming, FINANCIAL TIMES


4:48 Psychosis  is continuation of successful  collaboration between the PCI and  St. Ann’s Warehouse -TR Warszawa’s Macbeth (Makbet)  was presented in 2008 and Festen (Uroczystość) in 2012.  

This American Premiere is made possible by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and The Polish Cultural Institute New York. The production is co-financed with funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Additional support is provided by NoraLee and Jon Sedmak.



Blake Zidell & Associates: Blake Zidell blake@blakezidell.com718-643-9052;  Polish Cultural Institute New York: Marzena Dawidziuk, marzena.dawidziuk@instytutpolski.org212-239-7300 x 3009, Magdalena Mazurek-Nuovo, , 212-239-7300 x 3006

WHAT:                   4:48 PSYCHOSIS

WHEN:                   Thu, Oct 16 – Sun, Oct 26, 2014

WHERE:                  St. Ann’s Warehouse

29 Jay St, New York, NY 11201; (718) 254-8779

TICKETS:             General admission: tickets start at $30, BOX OFFICE­  718.254.87­79­ 
Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 7pm

TRANSPORTATION:        Subway: F to York Street ; A and C to High Street;2 and 3 to Clark Street. Bus: B25 to the corner of Front Street and York Street


The ADAM MICKIEWICZ INSTITUTE (Instytut Adama Mickiewicza) is a government-sponsored organization funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Named for Polish national poet Adam Mickiewicz, its goal is to promote thePolish language and Polish culture abroad. The Institute operates a bilingual Polish-English portal called "" created in