On a visit to Romania in 1997, I met a homeless boy who was about 8 years old. Somehow it happened that I gave him a bottle of shampoo. The next day, he found me and showed me that he had washed his hair, only he had very carefully washed one side and not the other. When I asked why, he said that he wanted to show me the amazing difference between dirty and clean.

His name was Cosmin (and we added the o) and he could turn cartwheels like no one I have ever met.

In ancient Greek, Cosmin means to be in solidarity with life.

Dirty and clean, light and dark – Cosmino make theatre in solidarity with all the complexities of humanity.

Cosmino aims to share:
The potential of polarity
The art of a dream
The beauty of pain
The fragility of happiness

Cosmino Productions was founded in Coventry, UK in 1998 by Rachel Karafistan. Then in 2000, while working as an actor on ‘Millenium Mysteries’ a coproduction between the Belgrade Theatre and Polish company, Teatr Biuro Podrozy, staged in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, Rachel met Polish actor, Kuba Pierzchalski and their collaboration through life and art began.

Today they live and work in Berlin, Germany with their two children.


Salzburger Landestheater 2019

Salzburger Landestheater 2017

Northampton University 2013

Greenwich Theatre 2009

Greenwich Theatre
In association with East 15 Acting School 2008

Bretton Hall Campus, University of Leeds 2005