Portrait of Doom

In 1937 Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska explored a new medium – radio.  She drew on her experiences in ‘Portrait of Doom’, an autobiographical dark comedy about painting. In the play, the subjects depicted by portrait painter August suddenly start to die. However, commercial ruin can be avoided if he agrees to paint his own daughter.

Play by Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, translated by Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard. Directed by Theodora Tavener. Recorded at Facility by Voicebiz.


August – Peter Czajkowski 

Ada – Tina Jones

Valeria – Aliona Baranova

Janek – Will Bishop