In 1998, a year after his critically acclaimed debut with The Tropical Craze, Grzegorz Jarzyna was offered the direction of a small Warsaw stage called Teatr Rozmaitości. Since that time, he has transformed it into TR Warszawa, one of the most important theaters in Poland - and one of the best known Polish theaters around the world.
TR Warszawa is home to artistic experiments of all kinds. Jarzyna has created a place that not only provides space for his own work, but also attracts other brilliant directors such as Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Jan Klata, René Pollesch, and Kornél Mundruczó. He has built an an acclaimed team of actors, composers, and designers. Always on the lookout for new talents and a new language for contemporary theater, TR Warszawa has commissioned several new dramas, made some bold reinterpretations of classics texts, opened its stage to young actors and directors, and explored the potential of non-traditional performance spaces in the city.
Among the theater’s latest productions are Grzegorz Jarzyna’s Martyrs based on text by Marius von Mayenburg, Ivona, Princess of Burgundia coproduced with Theatre of Nations in Moscow, G.E.N, a story about an alternative community, Two Swords based on Forging the Swords by Lu Xun and renewal of No Matter How Hard We Tried adapted from Dorota Masłowska’s acclaimed drama. In its current repertoire there are also productions of young directors such as Jędrzej Piaskowski’s Puppenhaus. Treatment and Fantasia directed by Anna Karasińska as well as productions of directors who have already gained their status of such as Michał Borczuch’s My Struggle based on Karl Ove Knausgård’s books or California/Grace Slick written and directed by René Pollesch.
TR Warszawa receives invitations to various festivals and stages in Europe and beyond, and has performed among others in Avignon, Paris, Lille, London, Edinburgh, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Berlin, Istanbul, Munich, Vienna, Stockholm, Dublin, Brussels, Madrid, Minsk, Bucharest, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Wellington, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tianjin and Harbin. At the very end of 2016/2017 artistic season at TR Warszawa the audience was treated to the marvellous performance of Macbeth by Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, directed by Tang-Shu-wing, which took place at TR Warszawa on June 28-29, 2017. In January 2018, Grzegorz Jarzyna made his first premiere in China - produced by TR Warszawa, Beijing Propel Performing Arts & Media Co., Ltd. And Shanghai Theater Academy with the production of Two Swords by Lu Xun's Story. The world premiere of Two Swords took place in Beijing, the show was also presented in Shanghai and Harbin. In February 2018 in Yokohama, Japan, the premiere of the recording of his performance G.E.N in video technology 360 degrees / VR took place. G.E.N VR is the world's first registration of a theater performance in VR technology, made live with the audience.