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Friday 17 April 2020

SEGAL TALKS: Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa) with Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski (Poland)

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Friday 17 April 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Grzegorz Jarzyna (TR Warszawa) with Agata Kołacz & Roman Pawłowski (Poland) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Friday 17 April 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 5 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1).

Watch for an update on the situation for theatre artists in Warsaw, Poland.

See the other archived videos that belong to the Segal Talks livestream series.


Grzegorz Jarzyna is the artistic director of the TR Warszawa–one of the most innovative and progressive theaters in Europe. Jarzyna has staged classical dramas reinterpreted in a bold and innovative way, adaptations of famous European novels, world-famous contemporary dramas, as well as operas. In June 2008, his Macbeth was staged at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York, where a special stage was built under the Brooklyn Bridge. Grzegorz Jarzyna is a laureate of many awards and distinctions, including awards of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for outstanding services to Poland in the world (2002). In 2007 he received NESTROY PREIS - one of the most prestigious theater awards in Europe. Under Jarzyna’s supervision, TR Warszawa has become a place of artistic experiments and creative development of many artists present today on Polish and international theater stages and film. His vision includes the search for new theatrical forms and innovative ways to support the development of young theatre artists. Jarzyna is the initiator and co-creator of the 'Strategy of TR Warszawa Team for 2019-2023', with the goal to build a new theatre for the 21stCentury on the Defilade Square in Warsaw.

Agata Kołacz is the head of International Projects of TR Warszawa, producing works of internationally acclaimed artists as Kornel Mundruczó, René Pollesch, Luk Perceval, Philippe Quesne and the rising talent of Polish performing scene as Anna Karasińska or Magda Szpecht. She is as well the advisor on International Relations for Malta Festival Poznań, where since 2010 was developing the Industry Guest Department, producing the French open-air performances and the original productions of the Festival like „Slow Man” composed by Nicholas Lens. In Poznań, she was the developing as well No Women No Art Festival and Association promoting female artist in contemporary culture. She was in charge of communication for Old Brewary New Dance Programme and Arts Station Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk.

Roman Pawłowski is a theatre curator and deputy artistic director at TR Warszawa. Since 1994 he has been writing for the Polish Newspaper Gazette Wyborcza. He has published two collections of new Polish drama and has been curator of several theatre festivals as well as the co-founder of the School of Drama in Warsaw.

TR Warszawa, a recognized contemporary theatre company in Poland led by Grzegorz Jarzyna, 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 René Pollesch, Kornél Mundruczó, Luk Perceval or Philippe Quesne (both in 2021). 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 Other People based on the rap-novel of Dorota Masłowska. In its current repertoire there are also productions of young directors such as Fantasia directed by Anna Karasińska, Always Coming Home by Magda Szpecht, as well as productions of acclaimed directors was Michał Borczuch’s My Struggle based on Karl Ove Knausgård’s books or California / Grace Slick written and directed by René Pollesch, or Pieces of a Woman, written by Kata Weber and directed by Kornel Mundruczó.

About Segal Talks

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the third weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World.

The newly introduced SEGAL TALKS is in English, ad-free and will be live-streaming on howlround.tv, on the Segal Center Facebook page, as well as on the Segal Center YouTube Channel. Each session will be archived on both platforms, HowlRoundand the YouTube Channel, and will raise money for a theatre artist or a company. In collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College.

Viewers can submit questions during the live streaming at: [email protected]

Participants from Week Two included:
Laila Soliman, Dalia Basiouny (Egypt) + Sahar Assaf (Lebanon); Chou Tung-Yen, Kathy Hong, Wu-Kang Chen (Taiwan); Lucia Calamaro, Graziano Graziani, Valeria Orani (Italy); Meredith Monk (New York, US); Aristide Tarnagda & Safoura Kaboré (Burkina Faso).

Participants from Week One included: Taylor Mac & Kristin Martin (New York, US); Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong) + Hanchen Feng, Shuyi Liao (China); Thomas Ostermeier (Germany); Marco Martinelli, Ermanna Montanari (Teatro delle Albe) (Italy); Toshiki Okada (Japan)

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