TR Warszawa, Warsaw/Poland

TR Warszawa is one of Poland’s most important theaters. As the creator of the theater, Grzegorz Jarzyna has established an acclaimed team of artists and built a home for artistic experiments of all kinds, which also attracts other directors such as René Pollesch and Kornél Mundruczó or the recently invited Luk Perceval and Philippe Quesne. In addition to its international search for new talent and a new language for contemporary theater, TR Warszawa is also dedicated to promoting emerging voices in the Polish performing arts scene.

Katarzyna Kalwat is a director and a graduate in political psychology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as well as from the Directing Department of the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theater Academy in Warsaw. SheThe director is interested in processual forms and working at the interface of different artistic disciplines as well as studying the common ground between performance and theater. Some of her notable productions include a performance of Holzwege (as part of the Young TR program at TR Warszawa, 2016) that won the Grand Prix at the 22nd National Competition for the Display of Polish Contemporary Art, Reykjavik '74 (Wilam Horzyca Theater in Toruń, 2017), Landszaft (Łaźnia Nowa Theater in Krakow, 2017), and Robert Walser. I would prefer not to to (CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, 2018). She is the laureate of a French Government scholarship for documentary film and the director of Rechnitz. Opera. The Exterminating Angel, produced by TR Warszawa.

Anna Tomczyńska is a photographer, stage and costume designer, and visual artist. She works at the intersection of the visual arts, theater, performance, and psychology. She graduated with a PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw. She has designed sets and costumes for four films as well as over thirty performances in Poland and Russia. Her works have been presented at four solo exhibitions and more than twenty group exhibitions. For POSTWEST she designed the set for Maria Klassenberg, directed by Katarzyna Kalwat (TR Warszawa).

Wojtek Blecharz (Voytek Blehash) is a composer. Since 2012 Blecharz has been curating the Instalakcje music festival at Warsaw’s Nowy Theater, featuring non-concert music: sound installations, performance installations, sound sculptures, music videos, music theater and others. Blecharz has also directed three of his opera-installations Transcryptum (2013) commissioned by Grand Theater National Opera in Warsaw, Park-Opera (2016) commissioned by Theater Powszechny in Warsaw and Body-Opera commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (2016). In 2018 composed opera FIASKO, commissioned by Staatstheater Darmstadt, in 2019 Rechnitz.Opera for 6 actors and 4 cellos, commissioned by Warsaw Autumn Festival and TR Warszawa. Currently working on his 3rd Symphony for 200 wireless speakers commissioned by Donaueschingen Musiktage  and a retrospective for New Empathies Festival (Radial System, Berlin).

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