TR Warszawa

Grzegorz Jarzyna

Theatre, opera and film director, deputy artistic director of TR Warszawa. A graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University and the Directing Department of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Kraków. He made his debut with 'The Tropical Craze' (prod. Teatr Rozmaitości, 1997). Director of many theatrical performances, such as: 'Magnetism of the Heart' (prod. Teatr Rozmaitości, 1999), 'Doctor Faustus' (coprod. Polski Theatre in Wrocław, Hebbel-Theatre in Berlin, project THEOREM, 1999), 'Prince Myshkin' (prod. Teatr Rozmaitości, 2000), 'Unidentified Human Remains' (prod. Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw, 1998), '4.48 Psychosis' (coprod. Teatr Rozmaitości and Teatr Polski in Poznań, 2005), 'No Matter How Hard We Tried' (coprod. TR Warszawa and Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, 2009), ‘2007: 'Macbeth' (prod. TR Warszawa, 2005), 'T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T' (prod. TR Warszawa, 2009), 'Other Woman’ (prod. TR Warszawa, 2014), 'Martyrs' (prod. TR Warszawa, 2015). Grzegorz Jarzyna has also been directing opera performances, such as: 'The Gambler' (prod. Opera de Lyon, 2009), 'The Child and the Spells' (prod. Bavarian State Opera), 'The Dwarf' (prod. Bavarian State Opera, 2011) or ‘Giovanni’ (prod. 2006). His performances have been repeatedly presented at festivals and theatres around the world, including in Avignon, Edinburgh, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Stockholm, London, Dublin, Astana, Bucharest, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Wellington, Beijing and Hong Kong.

In 2015, the premiere of Grzegorz Jarzyna's film 'No Matter How Hard We Tried' took place, co-produced by TR Warszawa and the National Audiovisual Institute. The film was presented at many film festivals and at special screenings in Poland and abroad.
Among the latest performances and projects of Grzegorz Jarzyna are ‘Other People' – big participatory project carried out by artistic collective (prod. TR Warszawa, 2019), 'Two Swords' (produced by Beijing Propel Performing Arts & Media Co., Ltd. Shanghai Theatre Academy, TR Warszawa, 2018), ‘G.E.N.' (TR Warszawa, 2017), and 'G.E.N. VR', the world's first Cinematic VR with audience participation (prod. TR Warszawa, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, VR, 2018). This production, unique on a global scale, was shown at the international Performing Arts Meeting TPAM 2018 in Yokohama and at the 2018 Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance in New York.
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), Golden Order for the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg (2004), Polityka's Passport in the theatre category for 1998, Laur Konrad (1999), Prize of Konrad Swinarski for the best director (1999, 2009), the prize of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2010), a special prize for the lifetime achievement of the 15th Comedy Festival - festCO in Bucharest (2018). In 2007, for the performance 'Medea' realized in 2006 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna, he received NESTROY-Preis - one of the most prestigious theatre awards of the German-speaking area.

Since 1998 he has been the deputy artistic director of TR Warszawa (former Teatr Rozmaitości), from 2006 to 2012 he was the Executive Director of the theatre. He is the creator of the artistic profile and the leader of the TR Warszawa team. During more than 20 years of theatre management, he has built its brand and high position in the national and global artistic circulation. Under his supervision, TR Warszawa has become a place of artistic experiments and creative development.