Roman Pawłowski

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Roman Pawłowski - plenipotentiary of the TR Warszawa Director for programming. Theater curator, playwright, publicist. A graduate of Theater Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, in the years 1994-2012 a journalist of the culture division of 'Gazeta Wyborcza'. Exponent of documentary theatre and contemporary drama; editor of the anthology of Polish contemporary plays 'Pokolenie porno i inne niesmaczne utwory teatralne’ (The Porn Generation and Other Disgusting Theatrical Works) (2003) and 'Made in Poland. Nine Theatrical Plays from Poland' (2006), which gave impuls for the development of new dramaturgy in Poland. In 2008-2010 co-creator and lecturer at the Szkoła Laboratorium Dramatu (Drama Laboratory School) in Warsaw, the first dramaturgical school in Poland. Being a theatre critic, for his theatrical reviews he received the  Zbigniew Raszewski Award for the best Polish theatre critic (1995). Co-author of the concept and curator of the SOPOT NON-FICTION festival, the only Polish annual review of documentary theatre organized since 2012 in Sopot. Since 2013 he has been conducting original workshops on critical writing and non-fiction theater at the Laboratorium Nowych Praktyk Teatralnych (Laboratory of New Theater Practices) at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. He published a lexicon 'New Polish drama. Polish drama in the face of transformation' (2008) and a collection of interviews with leading Polish creators, theoreticians on the future of culture 'Bitwa o kulturę # przyszłość (Battle for culture # future)' (2015), awarded with 'Strzała 2015' by 'Gazeta Wyborcza' in Lublin . As a playwright, he made his debut working on the documentary drama series 'Jeżyce Story. Listen to the city!' directed by Marcin Wierzchowski (produced by Teatr Nowy in Poznań, 2013) based on the stories of residents of Poznań's district of Jeżyce. In 2014, as part of the 'Wielkopolska. Revolutions' together with Wojtek Ziemilski, he made the performance 'Kosmologia rozdrażewska' with the participation of astronomy enthusiasts from Rozdrażewo in Wielkopolska Province. As a playwright, he also collaborated on Grzegorz Jarzyna's ‘Martyrs’ based on the art of Marius von Mayenburg (produced by TR Warszawa, 2015).

Since 2014 he has been a programming consultant at the National Festival of Directing Art 'Interpretations' in Katowice. In 2010-2016 he was the curator of the International Theatre Festival 'New European Classics' organized by the Stefan Jaracz Theater in Łódź, he was also the co-author of the concept and program of the Warsaw festival 'ДА! ДА! ДА! Contemporary theatre, drama and performance from Russia '(2013).

From 2014 he is associated with TR Warszawa - first as a curator of the Teren TR workshop program, and then head of the TR Warszawa programme department and Deputy Artistic Director for programming. From 2018, he has been the Director’s plenipotentiary for programming. His tasks include developing the TR Warszawa program line and working with young creators.

Roman Pawłowski has developed the Młody TR (Young TR) programme at TR Warszawa, as part of which the theatre supports the development of new artistic talents, leading projects such as Teren TR, Debiut TR, organizing artistic residencies, guest presentations of diploma performances, or developing repertoire performances of young creators. As part of the Młody TR program in the last artistic seasons, creators who performed at TR were among others: Wojciech Blecharz ('Soundwork', 'Rechnitz. Opera – The Exterminating Angel'), Klaudia Hartung-Wójciak ('The Chinese'), Katarzyna Kalwat ('Holzwege', 'Rechnitz. Opera – The Exterminating Angel'), Anna Karasińska ('Ewelina's crying', 'Fantasia'), Jędrzej Piaskowski ('Puppenhaus. Treatment', 'Dawid Is Going to Israel'), Magda Szpecht ('The Possibility of an Island'), Piotr Trojan ('Grind/r') oraz Małgorzata Wdowik ('The Footballers', 'Fear').