WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

The show is accompanied with a workshop conducted by either John Cudak or Richie Mullaney. It is devoted to the life and the writing of Oscar Wilde and gives the additional opportunity to find out more about the times he lived in, and the times he was imprisoned and exiled in, his studies at Trinity College Dublin as well as Oxford University, his marriage, his London life and his Paris death.  Also a chance to learn more about his writing style, the Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Ernest, and The Ballad of Reading Goal. Lat but not least a look at some of the quotes like: “The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.”

John Cudak was born and raised in Chicago. He first came to Poland in 1968 at the age of six, and spent most of his childhood summer vacations here. After completing two years at the Warsaw University of Technology, he went back the States to pursue theatrical design interests and worked as stage carpenter and special event organizer in New York City. John has great experience working as an English teacher specializing in Drama Techniques. He’s also the author of a solo show, Joe’s Birthday.

Richie Mullaney graduated from Liberties College in Dublin. He is passionate about working with young people and is planning to work as a youth worker. While in Poland, he enjoys coordinating artistic and educational events and running workshops on Irish culture. He plays a small, but significant role in Wild About Oscar and is discovering that youth work might not be the only career he’ll follow.