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This day...

Legendary Varsovian theatre manager, director and composer. Active during the twenty-year interwar period. More »

On That Day

Theatre and film actor, director. Reciter, connoisseur of words, admirer of and expert on poetry. He had often said that the theatre had chosen him and not the other way around. More »

Faces of Culture.pl

Wiktor Rubin, photo: Tytus Żmijewski / Forum
Theatre director, born in 1978 in Siedlce. He is a long-term collaborator of Bartek Frąckowiak and Jolanta Janiczak.
Jan Klata, Photo: Christian Rolfes / Schauspielhaus Bochum
Theatre director and playwright, his first independent, professional staging was Nikolay Gogol's The Government Inspector.

News

24apr'14

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 »

22apr'14

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 »

18apr'14

source: Copernicus Science Centre
The unusual cast of this Copernicus Science Centre production are technologically advanced humanoid robots whose movements are powered by compressed air. The mechanical figures gather a wide audience... Read more »

16apr'14

“Polish theatre has made a significant change. This is brave, daring, risky” – said Jose Antunano and Michael Handelzalts, press commentators at this year's edition of the Warsaw Theatre Meetings. To... Read more »

14apr'14

Organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Poland. Come and Complain campaign is among the nominees for the title of Social Campaign of the Year 2013. Read more »

10apr'14

"The Merchant of Venice" by Andrzej Czajkowski is the year’s best premiere in the opera world, according to the International Opera Awards. The jury of the prestigious competition awarded the prize... Read more »

4apr'14

For the first time, the most prestigious Polish theatre venues have something in store for the youngest viewers. The craziest, most outgoing and funniest characters from Polish classics are making... Read more »

1apr'14

Maja Kleczewska, 09.01.2007, photo: Robert Jaworski/Forum
They're defiant, expressive, charismatic and have been furthering and guiding Polish theatre for the last couple of years. The ambitious and promising directors boldly mix styles and form. Read more »

27mar'14

Showered with international awards, Marta Górnicka’s revolutionary theatre project is moving into the world once again. At prestigious venues and festivals in France and Germany, she will present two... Read more »

19mar'14

This will be a surprising fusion of theatre and music, which shows the personality of our times - say the creators of the show “Shadows. Eurydice Speaks” Read more »

13mar'14

Andrzej Wajda during a rehearsal of "The Possessed" according to Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1971, Teatr Stary in Krakow, photo: Wojciech Plewiński / Forum
Forty years since it irreversibly altered the Polish theatre scene, Wajda's adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Possesed" resurfaces on the small screen. "The Possessed Years Later" is documentary film... Read more »

26feb'14

A month after the controversial Polish première, Ice (Lód), by prominent Russian director Konstantin Bogomolov, will inaugurate the Golden Mask Festival of performing arts in Moscow. The event is... Read more »

25feb'14

Mariusz Treliński’s vision of Boulevard Solitude, the opera created by Hans Werner Henze, is to be performed around the UK with the Welsh National Opera. Read more »

22feb'14

Two major exhibitions in Istanbul, Polish film reviews, concerts and up-to-date art presentations throughout Turkey, alongside a survey of Turkish art in Poland. The Polish year in Turkey lays the... Read more »
The entire world is looking at Ukraine, and Poland is no exception. Yet these last days have shown that Poles are not content with sitting idle while its Eastern neighbor is on the verge of civil war... Read more »

11feb'14

Theatre of the Eighth Day, a legendary Polish theatre group, travels to the United States with a riveting docudrama, The Files. Created from real surveillance records kept on the group by secret... Read more »

10feb'14

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews starts their artistic residencies programme - “Open Museum – Education in Action”. For this programme, the museum hosts Polish and foreign artists whose works... Read more »

7feb'14

This winter, two prestigious theatre festivals in India, the Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival and the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, host two Polish theatre companies: Studio Matejka and... Read more »

6feb'14

The construction and installation of the main exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is soon to be finished. How to present the 1000 year-long history of the Polish Jews? Read more »

27jan'14

photo: press materials
'Nasza klasa' (Our Class) by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, presented at the Galeasen Theatre, has been nominated for the prestigious annual cultural prize awarded by the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens... Read more »