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Karol Wojtyła, 1979, Kraków, photo: Jan Morek /Forum
Pope John Paul II, of the Holy Catholic Church. Theologian, philosopher, preacher, poet, playwright
Its style is often described as theatre of gestures and visual narration. Apart from performances, it also organises happening-like theatre actions, theatre workshops, and functions as an interdisciplinary cultural centre.



Soon, the European Solidarity Centre will start welcoming its first guests. At its core it a permanent multimedia exhibition. It carries the story of the Solidarity and other opposition movements... Read more »


Return to the Voice from Song of the Goat Theatre premiered on August 6 at Scotland’s Fringe. Well known at the festival, the artists received several awards for their Songs of Lear back in 2012. Read more »


On nights this August, traditional Scottish songs performed by Polish artists will resound in the interiors of a 12th century cathedral located in the heart of Edinburgh. The ingenious Return to the... Read more »


Women with moustache and guys in dresses, a madman in a wig, and a pioneer-woman of socialism in manly attire. This is no nightmare Catholic conservatism, this are the classics of Polish cinema,... Read more »


Szymon Szurmiej photo by K. Żuczkowski / Przegląd / Forum
Polish-Jewish actor, director and general manager of the Esther Rachela and Ida Kamińska Jewish Theater in Warsaw died today at the age of 91. Read more »


Music and theatre from Poland are presented at Edinburgh's two major record-beating festivals. Scotland hosts showings of Song of the Goat Theatre's Return to the voice project, as well as the I,... Read more »


W brings you a selection of what we believe were the loudest scandals and tensions on the frontiers of theatre and politics, as well as religion. How has provocation evolved from the times... Read more »


From the Baltic Sea to the Sudetes, from klezmer to Gothic. Summer music festival guide by Read more »


A heretic and a great reformer of theatre, a communist and a romantic, a demanding director and a ingenious theoretician of 20th century theatre. Here is an A-Z list of facts and details from the... Read more »


Internet users, artists and activists are standing behind Rodrigo Garcia's play Golgota Picnic, which was stopped from being shown at the Theatre Festival Malta in Poznań. Alternative readings and... Read more »


120 young representatives of various cultures and nationalities from 18 different countries visit Poland as part of the Brave Kids project. Throughout June, they present their skills at numerous... Read more »


After Edinburgh and Avignon comes Sibiu International Theatre Festival. The Romanian theatre festival is attended by 60 thousand people every day. Its 21st edition features an illustrious Polish... Read more »


Exotic African rhythms, Israeli dance, martial arts from Sumatra and loud shows from Latin America - these are some of the items on the list of performances that will take place on both open air and... Read more »


With its complex history and fascinating present, Poland has proven a fruitful ground for theatre makers. In fact, some of the world’s most influential and revolutionary artists of the Occidental... Read more »


History has always provided numerous challenges in the two nations’ relations, but the cultural heritage and kinship never failed to result in many fruitful artistic exchanges between Russians and... Read more »


Grzegorz Jarzyna laureatem Honorowej Nagrody 19. Istanbul Theatre Festival. Reżysera i dyrektora TR Warszawa doceniono za całokształt osiągnięć artystycznych. Read more »


The first part of workshops organized by will start in the first half of May. This year's edition of the event will be hosted by Grodno (Belarus), Kishinev (Moldova) and Krakow (Poland),... Read more »


Tadeusz Różewicz (masked) and Stasys Eidrigevicius in the painter's workshop on Lubelska Street, Warsaw, 2006., photo: Janusz Drzewucki
Paying tribute to a man who "saw the forgetting of history as a disaster," the world press is characterising, comparing and placing Różewicz in the history books. Read more »


Tadeusz Różewicz, photo Elżbieta Lempp
Tadeusz Różewicz, one of the most acclaimed Polish contemporary poets, novelist, playwright and essayist, died on April 24 in Wrocław. Read more »


Experimental Polish artists once again set off to the rural corners of Poland to turn the world of the village-dwellers upside down! Rubin, Janiczak, Borczuch and Ziemilski - these are the names of... Read more »