General Director - Karolina Ochab
Artistic Director- Krzysztof Warlikowski
Music Director - Paweł Mykietyn
Nowy Teatr is created by Krzysztof Warlikowski and a group of his regular collaborators, including such outstanding actors as Stanisława Celińska, Magdalena Cielecka, Ewa Dałkowska, Maja Ostaszewska, Magdalena Popławska, Andrzej Chyra, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marek Kalita, Wojciech Kalarus, Piotr Polak, Jacek Poniedziałek, Maciej Stuhr, scenographer Małgorzata Szczęśniak, composer Paweł Mykietyn and dramaturge Piotr Gruszczyński.
Warlikowski’s European renown stems partly from his very particular view of the audience’s role in an artistic event. Nowy Teatr wants to exploit the spaces of dialogue with the audience, not narrowing its activity down solely to theatrical pursuits. It is a space that represents a new artistic situation, a free field of action for the invited artists and curators, a place developed by people with ideas.
One of Nowy Teatr’s aims is to get involved in the lives of the capital’s inhabitants and change the way they perceive the city. Nowy Teatr is not about giving performances but creating dialogues and initiating conversations about even the most uneasy subjects.
Nowy Teatr has been in existence since 2008 and is funded by the City of Warsaw. The theatre remains the primary domain of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s activity. Other individuals have been invited to work with the team and to help create the concept for its new space. One of the current undertakings is building a new home for the theatre – a multifunctional culture centre – in an industrial hall dating back to 1927 which once served as a facility of the Municipal Waste Management Company at the intersection of Madalińskiego and Sandomierska streets.
Over the past six seasons, Nowy Teatr’s productions have included (A)pollonia, The End, African Tales by Shakespeare, The Warsaw Cabaret directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski and the dance performance Nancy. Interview directed by Claude Bardouil, alongside interdisciplinary events such as X-Apartments and Parallel Cities, exhibitions, concerts and records (such as New Warsaw), lectures, workshops, meetings and other events. Nowy Teatr belongs to the most active institutions representing Polish culture in the international arena. For the last two years it has also been organising the "Instalakcje" new music festival, programmed by Paweł Mykietyn.
Updated: April 2014 (ab)