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Jarosław Fret

Jarosław Fret

Founder and leader of Teatr ZAR, theatre director and actor; director of the Grotowski Institute; lecturer of the “Ludwik Solski” State Theatre School, Filial in Wrocław, curator of the theatre programme of Wrocław: European Capital of Culture 2016.

In 1999 – 2002 he carried out a series of expeditions to Georgia, Armenia and Iran, conducting research into the oldest forms of religious music of Eastern Christianity. In the following years, together with members of Teatr ZAR, he organized expeditions to the Athos Mountain, to Sardinia, Corsica, Armenia, Turkey and Israel.

Director of several theatre performances, including Gospels of Childhood. The Triptych which was presented in Los Angeles, Florence, San Francisco, Chicago, Sibiu, Athens, Edinburgh, Madrid, Belgrade, Paris, Cairo, Seoul, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi. In 2013 he completed the work on the Armine, Sister performance, for which he elaborated original musical dramaturgy and special stage architecture. He lectures and leads work sessions internationally. Awards and honours: in 2009 Teatr ZAR was named Best New Music Theater by “Los Angeles Times”; winner of a 2010 Wrocław Theatre Prize for the Gospels of Childhood. The Triptych.

Originator and coordinator of numerous nternational projects within the Grotowski Institute, including Theatre Olympics Wrocław 2016, the UNESCO-declared Grotowski Year 2009, the Masters in Residence programme and the International Theatre Festival “The World as A Place of Truth”. His efforts led to the opening, in 2010, of Na Grobli Studio, a new location of the Grotowski Institute.

Summer School | Timișoara, 2018

Cultural Leadership