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An engaging and intelligent story that shows just how pointless and irrational the rules governing a closed group can be, and that it's always worth being open-minded to others. We learn that there is more to be gained by searching for the truth, no matter how inconvenient, and through tolerance than through senseless war that only brings about destruction.

Driven by their puffed-up sense of honor, a playground gang called the Mighty Pigeons is planning to take revenge and declare war on the “bloodthirsty” Dolores Cat, scourge of the neighborhood birds. The Pigeons blame Cat for the death of their leader, Janusz, even though there is no convincing proof of her guilt. Opposing this potentially devastating war is Przemek, a Sparrow trying to join the Pigeons' gang. As a Sparrow, a stranger among the Pigeons and a bird of much lower standing, he doesn't seem to have much of a chance. But he manages to win over the hostile Pigeons thanks to his wits and courage, and achieve an outcome that is to the benefit of all the characters.

Beak to Beak won an award at the 2013 Theatre Play for Children and Young Adults Competition organized by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań.

Recommended for spectators aged 10 and up.

The play was awarded for editing (Jakub Motylewski), while the acting team creating the roles of birds received the Award of the Rector of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy in Warsaw, awarded to students or graduates of this Academy during the 4th edition of TEATROTEKA Fest in 2020.


  TRAILER (in Polish)


CAST: Marcin Bubółka, Piotr PiksaMarcin Stępniak, Karolina BaciaFilip Orliński, Marta MalikowskaPaweł Paprocki 

AUTHOR: Malina Prześluga,

DIRECTOR: Magdalena Małecka-Wippich,



COSTUMES: Marta Kodeniec​,

MAKEUP: Milena Jura, Ewa Wiączek,

EDITING: Jakub Motylewski PSM,

MUSIC: Marcin Albert Steczkowski, Marcin Wippich,

CHOREOGRAPHY: Alisa Makarenko​,

SOUND: Mateusz Irisik​,


PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko,  

PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus.


TIME: 46'55''




Writer and playwright. Graduate of cultural studies at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań and the Drama School at the Drama Laboratory in Warsaw. Author of six books for children and numerous plays performed in dramatic and puppet theatres in Poland. Multiple winner in the Competition for Theatre Plays for Children and Youth organized by the Children's Art Center in Poznań. In 2013, she won the main prize, and the audience and journalists awards in the Metaphors of Reality competition for drama Kwaśne mleko (Curdled Milk). She also writes plays and drama for adults, including the drama Garnitur Prezydenta (The President's Suit) which received the second prize in the Contact Zone dramaturgy competition organized by Współczesny Theatre in Wrocław. Winner of the Minister of Culture Award for achievements in the field of literature and dramaturgy for children (2015). Author of the dramas Passed Away and Abandoned realized as part of the Teatroteka series.




Director, writer, chamber musician. A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (2005) and Postgraduate Studies in Literature and Art at the Jagiellonian University (2008). Founder of the POLONIKA string quartet (formerly Opium String Quartet), nominated for the Fryderyk (Frédéric) award for her debut album (2010) and awarded with the Fryderyk (Frédéric) statuette in the Contemporary Music category for the Chagall for Strings album (2014). She has performed in most European countries, as well as in China, Canada and the United States. In 2016 appeared her first book entitled Nietypowa baba jestem (I Am Not an Ordinary Hag), published by ZNAK publishing house. She is the author of opera for children Językowo-operowy zawrót głowy (Lingual-Operatic Wooziness) (2017). She took part in numerous dramatic and literary workshops, conducted, among others by such artists as: Janusz Głowacki, Marek Koterski, Nikołaj Kolada, Hanna Krall, Mark Ravenhill, Olga Tokarczuk, Agata Tuszyńska, Iwan Wyrypajew and Adam Zagajewski. As a director, she made her debut in 2018 with the staging of the opera Awantura w Recco (Brawl in Recco) at the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz and with a film about a poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, made for TVP Kultura TV channel. Since 2019, Magdalena Małecka-Wippich has been cooperating with the Warsaw Chamber Opera as an assistant in musical productions. She studies at the Directing Department of the A. Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw.