Theatre director, she graduated from the Polish Philology at the University of Warsaw and from the Faculty of Directing at the National Academy of Theatre of Warsaw.
Krystyna Meissner, photo: Wojtek Wilczyński / Forum
She graduated from the Polish Philology Department of the University of Warsaw and from the Faculty of Directing at the National Academy of Theatre in Warsaw. She has collaborated with the Television Theatre and the Polish Theatre (Teatr Polski) in Warsaw, where she staged Mrs Dulska's Morality / Moralność Pani Dulskiej by Gabriela Zapolska with Nina Andrycz starring the main part. She also directed Pedro Calderon de la Barca's "Life a Dream" (1978), Vladimir Mayakowsky's "The Bug" (1980), Juliusz Słowacki's "Balladine" (1985), Isaak Babel's "Dusk" (1987) and Jewgienij Zamiatin's "Flea" (1989).
As the artistic director of the W. Horzyca Theatre in Toruń, she closed the Festival of the North Polish Theatres and replaced it with the International Festival "Kontakt". For the creation of this festival, she was awarded by the President of Torun and in 1994, she received the "Passport of Polityka", the cultural award of the most important Polish weekly.
In 1997, Krystyna Meissner became the director of the most important theatre in Poland, The Old Theatre (Stary Teatr) in Kraków, but less than a year later the actors forced her to leave. In January 1999, she moved to the Contemporary Theatre (Teatr Współczesny) in Wrocław, where she is preparing another festival - "Dialog" - the first edition of which will take place this year. She is a member of the jury for the European Theatre Award, given each year in Taormina to the most outstanding theatre director.