about TR

TR Warszawa has been one of the best known theatres in Poland for over 10 years. It is regarded as a modern theatre open to new ideas, a theatre that cultivates the best theatrical traditions. TR’s high position in various rankings of young European theatres is confirmed by numerous awards won by the company at national and international festivals.

It attracts brilliant directors – Grzegorz Jarzyna (Artistic Director since 1998 and since 2006 also General Director), Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski, René Pollesch, Kornel Mundruczo as well as representatives of younger generations, such as Michał Borczuch. TR’s actors are among the best in Europe. The search for a new language of theatrical expression means for the company a necessity of not only reaching for new, contemporary dramatic texts but also of reinterpreting the classics. As a centre for broadly defined artistic experiments, TR Warszawa has been hosting a series of visual arts and contemporary drama presentations since 2000.

Following the success of TEREN WARSZAWA (Area Warsaw) in the 2003/04 season - which was initiated to explore the artistic potential of the city, as well as offering creative opportunities to young, talented people – several new productions have been presented in spaces outside the theatre, from an old printing house to modern office building. During the 2004/05 season, the company organized the TR/PL project in order to find a new dramatic form for contemporary Poland. More than 10 playwrights participated, exploring changes that have taken place in the country in recent years.

Among the theatre’s latest projects are T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T. based on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna; a co-production with Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz of Dorota Masłowska’s No Matter How Hard We Tried; Areteia by Grzegorz Jarzyna, a co-production with Schauspiel Essen prepared as part of the programme RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture; Jackson Pollesch by René Pollesch; Nosferatu by Grzegorz Jarzyna, inspired by Bram Stokers’ Dracula; Kornel Mundruczo's The Bat based on Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II and City of Dream by Krystian Lupa, which premiered at Theatre de la Ville in Paris.

TR Warszawa is invited to various festivals and stages in Europe and beyond, in Avignon, Edinburgh, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Stockholm, London, Dublin, Brussels, Minsk, Bucharest, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles Wellington and Hong Kong.