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Weronika Szczawińska

Poland

Theatre director, a dramaturgist and a playwright, a cultural studies expert. In her research she has dealt with issues of relation between theatre and collective memory, gender representation, revisions of theatre tradition and canon, political theatre. She has directed among others: "Provincial Artists" inspired by Agnieszka Holland’s movie (Powszechny Theatre in Łódź), "How To Be Loved" inspired by a short story by Kazimierz Brandys and a movie by Wojciech Jerzy Has (Juliusz Słowacki Baltic Theatre in Koszalin). Author of the series of lectures and workshops "The Stage of After-Images. Memory in Theatre". Dramaturgist of  "Komornicka. The Ostensible Biography" directed by Bartosz Frąckowiak (HOBO Art Foundation, In Vitro Pre-Premiere Stage in Lublin, Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz) and performing lectures meant for close collaboration between artists and scholars "Book of the Debt and User-friendly. The Bot and His Actor" also directed by Bartosz Frąckowiak.

Since 2002 she has published several essays and reviews for magazines dedicated to art and culture ("Didaskalia", "Dialog", "ResPublica Nowa", "Teatr", "Ha!Art", "Dramatika", "Widok").