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  • Heldenplatz

  • 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 July
    • L'Autre Scène du Grand Avignon - Vedène
    • Running time 4h10 including intermissions


  • After graduating from the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, Krystian Lupa studied at the National Film School in Łódź, then at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków. He began his career as a director towards the end of the 1970s, before becoming an artist-associate at the Teatr Norwida (1977-1985). Influenced by Kantor, he used his time there to defend his love of experimental theatre and to direct plays by Polish authors like Witkiewicz or Gombrowicz. In 1986, he became the director of the Stary Teatr, where he remained until 2013. Fascinated by Russian, German, and Austrian authors like Musil, Dostoyevsky, Rilke, Bulgakov, Chekhov, and particularly Bernhard, he has adapted many of the latter's dramatic and literary texts. In The Theatre of Revelation, Krystian Lupa, who likes to work as a scenographer or a costume and light designer as much as as a director, developed his conception of theatre as a tool to explore the spiritual situation of individuals struggling within “times of great cultural upheaval.”

    Portrait © D. Matvejev