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  • 2013-04-05
    Paweł Świątek nominated for Gwarancje Kultury 2013
    2013-04-04
    Premiere of Justyna Kowalska’s performance
    2013-02-14
    Ministry of Culture will finance festivals organized by KBF
    The editors of TVP Kultura announced nominations for Gwarancje Kultury 2013 awards. One of the nominees in the Theatre category is director Paweł Świątek. The jury appreciated the director ‘for his congenial translation of Dorota Masłowska’s prose into theatrical language in Paw k...
    On Sunday, the 7th of April, the premiere of No more 66 US – the latest performance by director Justyna Kowalska – will take place on the stage of the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre in Krakow. In the author’s own words, ‘it will be an interdisciplinary theatrical project using the ...
    This year, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will appropriate the amount of PLN 2,430,000 as a financial aid for festivals organised by the Krakow Festival Office. This has been the highest amount of such aid for the last two years. This year’s subsidy is PLN 275,000 more th...
  • 2013-02-05
    Divine Comedy performances will be staged at the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre!
    2013-01-16
    Ivan Vyrypayev wins Polityka’s Passport!
    2013-01-14
    Theatre only as a means
    'In the name of Jakub S.', the premiere performance of the Divine Comedy Festival 2011, will be staged at the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre from the 21st till the 24th of February 2013. The performance of the excellent duo Strzępka/Demirski was selected as the best performance at the R@por...
    ‘This is an award for having reminded the Polish theatre that the performing arts can be poetry, too. For having faith in the power of the narrative and the rigorous structure of the text and experiments with the actor's stage identity', these are the reasons for which Polityka'...
    ’Cinema or theatre as such are not particularly interesting to me. They are only a means. Of course, theatre is the most important teacher in my life, but my goal is to get to know myself, to find true freedom. And theatre gives such an opportunity. But you have to be careful. T...
  • 2013-01-08
    Skalpel and Pianohooligan at the Polityka’s Passports Gala
    2012-12-20
    KFO's events among the TOPs of the Year!
    2012-12-19
    Polityka’s Passports – the readers vote
    Next week, on the 15th of January 2013, a jubilee edition of the Polityka’s Passports Gala will be held at the Grand Theatre – National Opera. The Skalpel group from Wrocław, composed of Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło – guests of last year’s jubilee edition of the Sacrum Pr...
    Journalists of Dziennik Polski summarised the year 2012 in culture. Among five TOPs of the Year there were as many as three festivals organised by the Krakow Festival Office: Divine Comedy, the Conrad Festival and Sacrum Profanum, and two events involving the KFO as a partner: Off Plus Camera ...
    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Paszporty Polityki [Politica's Passports], the editorial section is handing the voting right over to the readers. During this exceptional jubilee edition of the award everyone can contribute to selecting the winners. The poll was launched today an...
  • 2012-12-13
    Divine winners! Krzysztof Warlikowski triumphant at the Divine Comedy
    2012-12-12
    The pen-ULTIMATE day of the festival: 12/12/12
    2012-12-11
    An additional Dantesque Scene
    The 5th edition of the Divine Comedy, the most important Polish theatre festival, has ended.On the 13th of December 2012, the closing ceremony of the 5th edition of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival took p...
    12.12.12 – day eight, the pen-ULTIMATE day of the festival. Some say it will be the end of the world. Together with the Mayans, we prepared some final events. ...
    An additional DANTESQUE SCENE will take place: a Purgatorio meeting on Wednesday, the 12th of  December 2012, at 8 p.m., at the Festival Centre (Bunkier Sztuki, Pl. Szczepański 3a). Aldo Vargas-Tetmajer, traveller, architect and lecturer at Jagiellonian University, will be the guest of the...
  • 2012-12-09
    Last opportunity to get tickets for DIVINE performances!
    2012-12-09
    Press conference on the 8th of December 2012
    2012-12-11
    The divine festival has begun!
    The first days of the festival attracted really huge crowds. Tickets were sold out immediately, but… some of them are still available for certain performances: Jesus Christ Saviour, Gyubal Wahazar’s Mother by Witkacy, Healter Skelter, The African Tales According To Shakespeare, ...
    On Saturday the 8th of December a press conference was held with the participation of: Bartosz Szydłowski – Director of the Festival, Robert Piaskowski – Deputy Director of the Krakow Festival Office, Magdalena Sroka – Deputy Mayor of Krakow and jurors of the INFERNO section: D...
    We started yesterday! A panorama of enthralling performances will be an opportunity to look at what is presently most important in the world of theatre. We have prepared a theatrical kaleidoscope of colours, forms and visions – a contest of the most interesting performances of the last sea...
  • 2012-12-05
    The Divine Comedy Festival has begun!
    2012-11-30
    Dantesque Scenes at the Divine Comedy Festival
    2012-11-27
    Additional tickets on sale!
    We have a bonus for spectators! Today at 6 p.m. in the Słowacki Theatre a dress rehearsal of the play ‘Pieta’ will take place. Entrance is free of charge! ...
    Like every year, the Purgatorio section (presenting, among others, theatrical world premieres) will also include Dantesque Scenes – meetings of theatrical creators, theoreticians and critics with the audience. Among guests there will be Stanisława Celińska, Krystian Lupa, Adam Ferency an...
    The 5th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival is approaching rapidly. From the 5th of December, Krakow will turn into the capital of the theatre, and the audience will set out on a journey across the afterworld. The journey will last till the 13th of December. ...
  • 2012-11-27
    The Minister of Culture has established additional awards
    2012-11-29
    See the film promoting the 5th edition of the festival
    2012-11-15
    La Tristura and 'Materia Prima' for the first time in Poland!
    The biggest theatrical hits of the last season and the most spectacular names of the Polish theatre will compete for 9 awards to be granted by the international jury in this year’s edition of the INFERNO competition. ...
    See the film promoting the 5th edition of the festival ...
    The Madrid-based theatrical ensemble La Tristura, considered one of the most interesting phenomena in Spanish theatre, will perform for the first time in Poland.  As a part of the Purgatorio – accompanying events of the Devine Comedy Festival, La Tristura will perform on the 24th and ...
  • 2012-11-14
    Divine Comedy presents: Faith or not faith as part of the Purgatorio!
    2012-11-13
    Dantesque Scenes - debate on spirituality in theatre
    2012-11-12
    Additional 'Waiting Room.0' by Krystian Lupa
    Faith or not faith is yet another festival project. We are preparing 5 premiere productions in cooperation with Polish theatres. The following theatres have been invited: Teatr Nowy from Łódź (Midget, Down and Other Elements) directed by Wiktor Rubin), the Drama Theatre for th...
    'Znak' Magazine and the Divine Comedy Festival invite everyone to a debate devoted to the place of spirituality and community in contemporary theatre. The panel will include: Jolanta Janiczak, Tadeusz Kornaś, Dariusz Kosiński, Radek Rychcik, Bartosz Szydłowski, Michał Zadara. Host: Wit S...
    Those who didn't manage to purchase a ticket for 'Waiting Room.0' by Krystian Lupa are invited to an additional performance on the 14th of December at 6 p.m.  Tickets are now available. ...
  • 2012-11-09
    What a Life Will It Be in the programme Divine Comedy
    2012-10-29
    Divine Schedule revealed!
    2012-10-29
    The first premiere of the 5th Divine Comedy: 'The Unfaithful'
    What a Life Will It Be, a breathtaking monodrama starring Agnieszka Przepiórska, written by Piotr Rowicki and directed by Piotr Ratajczak. A monologue of a mourning woman who loses her husband in an airplane crash. This controversial, topical, and moving production was incorporated into t...
    Divine Schedule revealed! We already know the titles and dates of Inferno performances, that is this year’s Polish contest, and Paradiso – new productions of young Polish directors. ...
    On the 8th of November, the premiere of a new performance, The Unfaithful, directed by Piotr Ratajczak, will take place. This will be the first premiere of the 5th Divine Comedy International Festival. ...
  • 2012-10-15
    Jerzy Jarocki passed
    2012-07-24
    You have to wrestle a little with that name
    2012-06-28
    The Polish state of dream
    Jerzy Jarocki, one of the most outstanding Polish theatre directors, died this morning in Warsaw. He was 83 years old. The information was confirmed by Jan Englert, director of the National Theatre, in which Jarocki was working on a production Węzłowisko. ...
    At the risk of sounding like a traitor, I think that there is an unhealthy bias in favour of directors in the world of Polish theatre today. There is this sort of impunity, with which we enter theatres – says Jan Klata, the new director of the National Old Theatre in Krakow in an interview...
    “A few weeks ago, Krystian Lupa began rehearsals for his new play, The City of Dream. This will be a new version of the legendary staging he produced in Krakow in the mid-1980s. The performance is based on the novel of Austrian graphic artist Alfred Kubin entitled The Other Side, cou...
  • 2012-05-17
    A Revolution in the National Stary Theatre
    2012-04-23
    A redneck in high society
    2012-04-24
    Strzępka and Demirski to receive the Gwarancja Kultury 2012 award?
    A great revolution awaits Krakow’s National Stary Theatre, Dziennik Polski informs. Jarzyna, Szydłowski, Klata, Zadara – these are the new names of the candidates for the post of the theatre’s director – reads the article in the daily. ...
     At a certain point in his political career, Lepper was a remarkably popular hero. I don't see why a hero should only have positive traits. If we use this category at all, there is no reason why it should be exclusively applied to people such as Lech Wałęsa...
    Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski are among the nominees for the Gwarancja Kultury 2012 awards granted by the management board of TVP Kultura. The director-writer duet was nominated in the Theatre category for Tęczowa trybuna 2012 in the Polski Theatre in Wrocław and for W imię Jakuba S. i...
  • 2012-04-11
    Bartosz Szydłowski in Dziennik Polski
    2012-03-08
    Jan Klata Talks about Theatre in Poland and Germany
    2012-02-03
    Gazeta Wyborcza on Monika Strzępka
    In our theatre, we have achieved three times the norm – says Bartosz Szydłowski, Director of the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre and Artistic Director of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival, in today's issue of Dziennik Polski. On the 13th of April, a casting call will be held at...
    You will find an interview with Jan Klata, a regular guest of the Divine Comedy Festival,  in today’s issue of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. – We have several parallel societies in Poland nowadays. The country is in several time zones – says the director, who stage...
    Monika Strzępka’s production, In the Name of Jakub S., based on a script by Paweł Demirski, was one of the four elements of The Polish Monuments series nominated for Kulturalne Odloty, the most successful part of last year’s edition of the Divine Comedy International Theatre F...
  • 2012-02-02
    Wisława Szymborska dies
    2012-02-01
    The awards ceremony of Kulturalne Odloty postponed
    2012-02-01
    Polityka on Krzysztof Garbaczewski
    Wisława Szymborska passed away in her sleep last night in her apartment in Krakow. The Noble Prize winner had been ill for several months and had undergone a serious operation in November. The sad news was confirmed by her personal secretary, Michał Rusinek....
    Due to the passing away of Wisława Szymborska, the awards ceremony has been postponed until next week. It will be held next Saturday, 11th February, at the Fabryka club. ...
    The latest issue of Polityka features an interview with theatre director Krzysztof Garbaczewski, this year's winner of Polityka's Passport for theatre. Garbaczewski's The Sexual Life of Savages was shown during the 4th edition of the Divine Comedy International...
  • 2012-01-31
    The Polish Monuments in TVP Kultura
    2012-01-18
    Polityka's Passports 2012 awarded
    2012-01-14
    Nominations for Kulturalne Odloty announced
    Next Wednesday (4th February), TVP Kultura will broadcast a report from the Divine Comedy Festival entitled The Polish Monuments. The emission is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. ...
    Krzysztof Garbaczewski, a theatre director, Rafael Lewandowski, a film director, Mikołaj Łoziński, a writer, Nicolas Grospierre, a photographer, Aleksandra Kuls, a violinist, Julia Marcell and Maciej Szajkowski, and Jerzy Jarocki (Nagroda Specjalna Kreator Kultury) -...
    Sacrum Profanum, the Polish Monuments series, and Piotr Orzechowski/Pianohooligan are this year’s contenders in Kulturalne Odloty (Cultural Highs), an annual poll organized by Gazeta Wyborcza. The Sacrum Profanum Festival and the Polish Monuments series were nominated in ...
  • 2012-01-03
    Przekrój on the Divine Comedy Festival
    2012-01-03
    Best theatre productions of 2011 according to Przekrój
    2011-12-29
    TOPS and FAILS 2011 according to Dziennik Polski
    Krakow’s Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival has now dethroned the Warsaw Theatre Meetings. The festival not only showcases productions, but also creates them, writes Jacek Wakar in the latest issue of Przekrój. ...
    Przekrój summed up the last year in theatre. Two out of the top five productions of 2011 were presented during the Divine Comedy Festival in December: The Brothers Karamazov directed by Janusz Opryński and Pan Tadeusz by Mikołaj Grabowski. ...
    The latest issue of Magnes magazine, the weekly supplement to Dziennik Polski, features a recapitulation of the last year - TOPS and FAILS 2011. The list includes as many as 9 Krakow festivals. Thank you! ...
  • 2012-01-17
    Live chat with the Director of the KFO at Onet.pl
    2011-12-29
    Shows of the Year according to Gazeta Wyborcza
    2011-12-30
    Polish Monuments at Łaźnia Nowa
    At high noon next Friday, on 20th of January, Onet.pl will host a live chat with the director of the Krakow Festival Office, Izabela Helbin, who will answer all your questions. The team of Onet.pl is waiting for them – DO NOT HESITATE TO WRITE! ...
    The journalists of Gazeta Wyborcza recapitulate the cultural face of 2011. A poll of the 5 Best Shows of the Year includes four performances staged as part of this year's 4th edition of the Divine Comedy Festival: A Piece on Mother and Fatherland (dir. Jan Klata), the winning Rainbow...
    The opening performances of four of the Polish Monuments which we saw during this year’s edition of the Divine Comedy Festival will be staged again at the Krakow-based Łaźnia Nowa theatre. In the New Year, the Łaźnia Nowa will present: In the Name of Jakub S., If not now, Then When, If No...
  • 2011-12-22
    Rzeczpospolita reviews the year
    2011-12-21
    Event of the Year according to Polityka
    2011-12-20
    Great capital for the future
    In today’s Rzeczpospolita, journalist and critic Jacek Cieślak looks back at 2011 in the theatre. “Directors portrayed martyrdom, the anguish of the fair sex and social disasters,” reads his article in the daily paper. “The main highlights of this year were: Rainbow Stand 20...
    Polish Monuments – a series of shows co-produced by the Divine Comedy Theatre Festival – are among the Events of the Year according to the Polityka weekly. ...
    “A smart, innovative, creative, charming and surprising city; a tourist market leader – this is the Krakow we showed to the world during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. And this is how it was also seen by foreign guests,” reads today’s Gaz...
  • 2011-12-20
    Divine Comedy Festival balance sheet
    2011-12-19
    The Divine Comedy on TVP Kraków
    2011-12-19
    The Divine Comedy at Interia
    The 15th of December saw the official closing gala of this year’s fourth edition of the Divine Comedy Festival. During the eight days of the festival we went on a frenetic, exhilarating journey through all the circles of theatre art. ...
    This Sunday (the 21st of December) at 6 pm and on the first day of Christmas (the 25th of December) at 7:05, TVP Kraków will broadcast a documentary on The Polish Monuments (Pomniki Polskie), recapitulating the Divine Comedy Festival that concluded last week. Viewers from all corners of Polan...
    Faithful festival fans will certainly recall the chats at Interia, when anybody had an opportunity to ask festival guests and organisers a question. This year, for change, we have prepared for you a series of interviews featuring some of the festival artists, now available at Interia.pl. T...
  • 2011-12-16
    A farewell to... theatre
    2011-12-16
    We already know the results of the competition!
    2011-12-15
    On the Divine Comedy in Gazeta
    Yesterday, we entered Hell for the last time, and it was the last time we knocked at the gates of Heaven. It was the last time we did penance in Purgatory. And the last time we witnessed the Dantesque Scenes. The theatrical c...
    We already know the results of this year’s 4th edition of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival. Rainbow Stand 2012 directed by Monika Strzępka was voted the best show, and Jan Klata was chosen as the best director (A Piece on Moth...
    “The Divine Comedy is almost on the home straight. It is hard to foresee the verdict to be announced tonight. At least, I have no decisive favourite so far,” said Joanna Targoń in today’s Gazeta Wyborcza.Read the full text   ...
  • 2011-12-15
    Theatre is born out of passion
    2011-12-15
    Divine Comedy on the home straight
    2011-12-14
    Tygodnik Powszechny about In the Name of Jakub S.
    In today’s issue of Dziennik Polski, Jan Klata, a guest at the Divine Comedy Festival, talks about dramatic direction, women and the thrill of emotion. ...
    The festival is slowly coming to an end. Just before the home straight, the festival isn’t slowing down. The artists present in the festival’s progr...
    “Demirski and Strzępka have struck this collective, national foundation myth a number of times now. This time, however, they do so in a methodological and full-length fashion. In the Name of Jakub S. is another Demirski & Strzępka staging of a story employing deconstruction as ...
  • 2011-12-14
    Tuesday in Hell
    2011-12-13
    The questioning goes on
    2011-12-13
    Meeting with Maja Kleczewska cancelled
    Besides the Dantesque Scenes in the Main Market Square, Tuesday's atmosphere was indeed infernal. Three competition presentations were held as part of the Inferno series, firing the audi...
    The second day of discussions with artists, the Monday instalment of Dantesque Scenes, is now behind us: a lot has happened, a lot was talked about and there was a lot to learned. ...
    We regret to inform you that, for the reasons beyond our control, today’s meeting with Maja Kleczewska has been cancelled. ...
  • 2011-12-13
    A guide around Edinburgh
    2011-12-13
    A divine beginning to the week
    2011-12-12
    Polish Monuments
    On Monday, Krakow hosted one of the most important festivals from Edinburgh. At the Pałac Pod Baranami, the organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe shared their hints and advice on how to enter their programme, stand out and “survive” to the very end of th...
    The beginning of the new week proved very busy for Divine Comedy fans. Monday's programme started early in the morning and finished right before midnight....
    It was a magnificent idea to have the Divine Comedy opened with the premiere performances commissioned by the festival. The highest emotions are always aroused by new, as yet undescribed and unassessed shows (with the assessed and described ones making up the festival programme),” ...
  • 2011-12-12
    Halfway through the frantic race
    2011-12-12
    Monument Builders to the stage!
    2011-12-11
    From Paradise to Hell
    We are halfway through the Divine Comedy Festival. The run so far has been exhausting, but participation really paid off. There were many surprises waiting along the way: the infernal thrills of the competition, Dantesque ...
    At the weekend, at Pałac pod Baranami, an event held at noon inaugurated a series of meetings with artists creating the festival's shows, i.e. the Dantesque Scenes. The first event - an interview with the creators of the Polish Monumen...
    Saturday in the theatre was exceptionally thrilling. We saw the first show participating in the Polish competition - The Polish Club by Paweł Miśkiewicz, and a stage reading of Citizen K. that took place as part of the Polish Monuments se...
  • 2011-12-10
    Forsake all Hope, or, a few words about the Polish competition
    2011-12-10
    A long day in purgatory
    2011-12-14
    The first day of the Divine Comedy Festival is over
    Today, competition hell will break lose. As part of Inferno, ten best Polish performances of the last season, carefully selected by strict judges - shrewd observers of theatre life - will compete in a great face-off. This year, the Divine Comedy jury includes Anna Burzyńska, Joanna Derkaczew, Aneta...
    The second day of the 4th International Divine Comedy Festival is now behind us. It was full of premieres and performances worthy of Dante's Purgatorio....
    During the first performances of the 4th Divine Comedy Festival, the Chamber Stage of the Stary Theatre and the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre were filled to the last seat. Everybody was impatiently waiting for the curtain to go up for the first tim...
  • 2011-12-08
    Theatre meetings between East and West
    2011-12-08
    Divine on the start line!
    2011-12-07
    Fight for culture
    Krakow is on a roll, just as is Krakow’s theatre. For all fans of the Divine Comedy, the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre has prepared a tasty treat. As part of the long-term international project entitled ‘21st-century theatre. East meets West – West meets East’, in December, th...
    The biggest Krakow theatre feast starts today! The festival includes almost 40 exceptional events – performances, workshops and meetings with artists. The Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival has officially opened its circles for you! ...
    We are embarking on a journey across all circles of contemporary theatre from Poland and the world. On the eve of the 4th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival, Bartosz Szydłowski, Artistic Director of the Festival writes: ...
  • 2011-12-07
    Edinburgh in Krakow
    2011-12-07
    Divine Comedy on the Internet
    2011-12-07
    Festival preparation
    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Road Show Kraków will be held on the 12th of December. This mysterious sounding name heralds the arrival of Tomek Borkowy, who along with a group of people closely associated with the Edinburgh Festival, will talk about what this festival is about and what yo...
    All faithful theatre fans know that you can follow the news about the Divine Comedy on the Net. The Festival website features up-to-date news and articles recapitulating the most important events. Those who crave even more can visit the festival’s Facebook profile, where you can...
    4th Divine Comedy Festival starts tomorrow! All theaters are already getting ready for performances. See photos from the rehearsal for the play Pan Tadeuszor the Last Foray in Lithuania. ...
  • 2011-12-05
    A hot show stimulates audience’s appetite
    2011-11-29
    On Krakow’s theatre in today’s Rzeczpospolita
    2011-11-28
    Divine Comedy Stimulates Appetites
    The Theater Oberhausen’s performance of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House, the prelude to the 4th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival, is now behind us. The auditorium of the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre was filled to the last seat and the show finished wi...
    "Expenses on theatre festivals have benefited Krakow, and the city is also besieged with tourists because of its exposure as a European City of Culture in 2000. And now, it is also organising Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences and the Divine Comedy," says today’s Rzeczpospolita. ...
    The Divine Comedy is about to make itself comfortable in Krakow for the fourth time, with another foretaste of the festival coming this Sunday, the fourth of December! The Łaźnia Nowa Theatre will stage Ibsen's A Doll's House, as performed by the Oberhausen Theatre....
  • 2011-11-28
    Pens in hands, monuments onto the stage
    2011-11-22
    Farewell to hope, or a few words on Dantesque Scenes
    2011-11-21
    From Scotland to Poland
    A theatre stage is an extremely complex and sensitive phenomenon. It is expected to provide accurate social assessment, discuss current issues and, far away from sensational press discourse, help in rational assessment and identification of optimum solutions to conflicts and tensions within the nati...
    All brave souls who venture to roam the circles of the Divine Comedy; the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, can meet divine guides. As part of the Dantesque Scenes series - meetings with invited creators of competition performances and Polish Monuments - they will expound on the int...
    At the conference preceding the 4th DIVINE COMEDY Festival, the organisers announced some very interesting accompanying events, and unveiled their most closely guarded secret – the event’s schedule! One of the extra events announced will be the Edinburgh show case. This mysterious-so...
  • 2011-11-17
    Marriage from a backstage perspective
    2011-11-14
    The divine path of the festival
    2011-11-10
    See how we announced the programme!
    You are well aware that the Divine Comedy loves surprising its faithful audience. That’s why, before the Festival settles in Krakow for good, on the 4th of December the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre in Nowa Huta will host a special event, which will perfectly complement the international current o...
    The programme of this year’s festival is very busy – and interesting enough for it to be a shame to miss even one of the performances. That’s not surprising – we’ve invited only the very best. Responding to your questions and doubts and in order to facilitate moving ...
    The programme of this year’s edition of the Divine Comedy Festival, shrouded in mystery to the last moment, has been finally unveilved. We know the events, artists’ names, and ticket sales for selected performances have just commenced! ...
  • 2011-11-22
    We know the programme of the 4th Divine Comedy
    2011-11-04
    Four seasons of Divine Comedy
    2011-09-28
    Nosferatu in Warsaw
    The 4th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival is a journey through all parts of contemporary theatre from Poland and around the world. The international part of the festival was presented at the end of last year’s theatrical season. In May, Krakow hosted the J...
    The 4th Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival is approaching fast. We will soon learn the names of the artists and the titles of the performances that will be competing to be the best performance of the season. The programme of this year’s edition is still a secret, so before we get to ...
    From the dark tales of the days of yore to teen flicks and TV series - recent years have seen a comeback for the vampire craze. The myth, appropriated by pop culture, has repeatedly hit the jackpot for film and TV producers. Is it as attractive for the theatre?...
  • 2011-09-22
    Teatr Polska – "Divine" Artists
    2011-09-01
    Lupa, Strzępka and Demirski at the European Culture Congress
    2011-08-30
    Jarocki directs at the National
    Teatr Polska, the third edition of the project organised by the Theatrical Institute in Warsaw, is about to begin. The Teatr Polska is an attractive cultural proposal addressed primarily to communities with limited access to theatrical works. On the one hand, it is an attempt to encourag...
    Krystian Lupa, Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski will take part in the Trickster 2011 project held as part of Wrocław's European Culture Congress. The programme includes three premiere shows of Krystian Lupa’s latest performance Waiting Room. 0 (produced with Dorota Masłowska...
    Rehearsals for another much-awaited premiere at Warsaw’s National Theatre scheduled for the beginning of the coming season are underway. On the 17th of September, at ul. Wierzbowa, Jerzy Jarocki will stage Sprawa, a show based on Juliusz Słowacki’s Samuel Zborowski. ...
  • 2011-08-22
    Premieres at Wrocław's Teatr Polski
    2011-08-19
    Demirski in Solidarność Camp
    2011-08-05
    Divine Shakespearean
    The coming end of the holidays is also the beginning of another theatrical season, and more and more theatres are revealing their repertoires for the coming year. Premieres proposed in the new season by Wrocław's Teatr Polski seem particularly interesting for fans of the Divine Comedy: the ...
    Robert Kuśmirowski, Roman Dziadkiewicz and Łukasz Surowiec will take part in the Solidarność Camp project prepared by Nowy Teatr in Warsaw and the Wyspa Art Institute/Wyspa Progress Foundation in Gdańsk. During the display of the project in Kiev, a text by Paweł Demirski called Diamenty to ...
    The summer is in full swing: during the traditional summertime theatre holiday, festivals take over. Some festivals dedicated to ballet, theatre, drama, dance or dance theatre are already over, but waiting for the Divine Comedy Festival in December, over the next month you will be able to feel t...
  • 2011-08-01
    Preview showing of Vyrypaev’s Illusions coming up in September
    2011-07-28
    Krystian Lupa at Taipei Arts Festival
    2011-07-22
    Klata and the speedway
    On September 9th, the stage of Warsaw’s Teatr na Woli will see the Polish preview performance of Illusions, a play by the Russian playwright Ivan Vyrypaev, directed by Agnieszka Glińska and translated by Agnieszka Lubomira Piotrowska. The set design was created by Agnieszka Zawadowska, an...
    Krystian Lupa – one of the greatest Polish theatre directors – will present his Rodzeństwo (The Siblings) at the Taipei Arts Festival. During the festival, which starts today (July 28th) and will last for four days, the play will be staged four times. It will be performed in Polish ...
    The Hieronim Konieczko Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz will finish the season very late this year – on July 29th. The summertime might encourage theatre fans and regulars of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow to plan their free time so that they can take part in an impo...
  • 2011-07-19
    Demirski and Strzępka get another award
    2011-07-19
    Men’s Holiday
    2011-06-10
    Somewhere Between a Holiday and a Massacre
    A show by playwright Paweł Demirski and director Monika Strzępka entitled Był sobie Andrzej, Andrzej, Andrzej i Andrzej (There was once Andrzej, Andrzej and Andrzej) from the Szaniawski Theatre in Wałbrzych, has won the 17th National Competition for the Performance of a Polish C...
    Interview with Heidi Abderhalden   ...
    The Los Santos Inocentes fiesta held in Guapi on December 28th is exotic and quite obscure, even to native Colombians. Related as it is to the Catholic Holy Innocents’ Day, which is celebrated with special reverence in Spain and South America, it is only in that small remote town that...
  • 2011-06-07
    Just a touch of madness
    2011-06-03
    Those Colombians are not entirely normal
    2011-06-01
    Presidency marked by culture
    Interview with Ximena Vargas, video operator on Holy Innocents Day (Święto niewiniątek). ...
    Interview with Rolf Abderhalden, director of Holy Innocents Day (Święto Niewiniątek) ...
    As many as four events organized by the Krakow Festival Office are on the list of the Polish EU Presidency 2011 Cultural Program. The official calendar of the Polish presidency includes the Sacrum Profanum Festival, Opera Rara series, International Joseph Conrad Literature Festival and the...
  • 2011-05-23
    The Japanese not only about the Japanese
    2011-05-20
    A moving documentary performance from Columbia!
    2011-05-19
    Collision of cultures
    The international section of the Divine Comedy has just been launched. On the 17th and the 18th of May, and 6 months before the competition part of the Festival a performance by the chelftisch group from Japan was held. ...
    We would like to invite you to this year’s second performance, presented as part of a monthly series of performances making up the international section of the Divine Comedy Festival. ...
    An interview with Toshiki Okada, director of the performance The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise. ...
  • 2011-05-12
    The Divine Comedy Festival is changing form
    2011-05-09
    The Factory 2 performance goes to Brussels
    2011-05-02
    The Demirski – Strzępka duet in the Trickster 2011 project
    The Divine Comedy Festival is changing form – The well-known international Krakow theatre festival, so far associated with wintery Decembers, will now accompany audiences all year round as we begin presenting performances as part of the international section every month! ...
    The Factory 2 performance, staged at the Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre in Krakow and directed by Krystian Lupa, has been invited to participate in the Kunsten Festival des Arts to be held in Brussels from the 21st – 22nd of May. ...
    As part of the Trickster 2011 project accompanying the European Culture Congress, theatre duet, Paweł Demirski and Monika Strzępka, will carry out a theatre and social action entitled Tęczowa Trybuna (Rainbow Stand), concerning the democratisation of public life and public space. In the area ...
  • 2011-05-02
    Conrad Festival and Unsound in the World League of Polityka magazine
    2011-05-02
    The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise
    2011-03-15
    A new part of Krzysztof Warlikowski
    The latest issue of the Polityka weekly unveils a list of the most important cultural events in Poland. The prestigious group of 10 events, all carrying World League status, includes the Joseph Conrad International Literature Festival and the Unsound Festival. Other recognised events included th...
    The Łaźnia Nowa Theatre and Krakow Festival Office are delighted to invite you to an acting and dance show by one of greatest theatre groups in Japan! ...
    The latest film by Łukasz Barczyk marks the acting debut of an outstanding theatre director, Krzysztof Warlikowski, who plays the main part in Italiami. ...
  • 2011-03-09
    Strzępka and Demirski in Duży Format
    2011-03-01
    Polish performances in Moscow
    2011-02-21
    ‘Wdechy 2010’ goes to Karolina Gruszka and Ivan Vyrypajev
    The last issue of Duży Format includes an interview conducted by Magdalena Grzebałkowska and Dorota Karaś with a theatre duo, Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski. The artists talk about their work, plans for new performances, thesources of their ideas and a new performance entitled Tęczowa ...
    In March five Polish performances, including Krzysztof Warlikowski’s (A)pollonia, Maja Kleczkowska’s Babel and Mała narracja (A little narration) directed by Wojtek Ziemilski, will be presented at the 17th Golden Mask Festival in Moscow. ...
    The director, Ivan Vyvypaev and actress Karolina Gruszka received the ‘Wdechy 2010’ award in the ‘Personality of the Year’ category, for their two original stage shows: Taniec Delhi (Delhi Dance) and Lipiec (July), performed in the Warsaw National Theatre and Teatr na Woli...
  • 2011-02-03
    Karolina Gruszka and Iwan Wyrypajew nominated to the Wdechy 2010 award
    2011-02-15
    Magdalena Sroka nominated for a MocArt 2010 Award
    2011-02-03
    About the Divine Comedy in TVP Kultura on Saturday
    The actress Karolina Gruszka and director Iwan Wyrypajew compete for the Wdechy 2010 award in the category Man of the Year. The Warsaw Gazeta Wyborcza daily, the competition organizer, in its nominating of the two artists valued their “search of new language of theatre and a breath of fres...
    Magdalena Sroka, until the 31st of December 2010 the director of the Krakow Festival Office, since when she was made Deputy President of Krakow, responsible for culture and promotion of the city, was nominated for a MocArt 2010 Award in the ‘Personality of the Year’ ...
    We invite you to watch a film coverage from Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival on coming Saturday (5th February) at 11.35 a.m. on TVP Kultura. Krzysztof Glondys is the author of the film. ...
  • 2011-01-19
    Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski got Polityka’s Passports
    2011-01-05
    Germans are enchanted with the Divine Comedy
    2010-12-13
    The Divine Comedy is finished
    Monika Strzępka i Paweł Demirski – creators of There was Andrzej Andrzej Andrzej and Andrzej performance awarded at the last edition of Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival – were awarded yesterday in Warsaw with prestigious Polityka’s Passport in the Theatre category....
    In the pre-Christmas issue of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Renate Klett summarises the 3rd edition of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in her text Let’s Burn Leaders and Masters. “The festival is named the Divine Comedy, therefore it consists of three parts: t...
    Yesterday in Krakow the 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival came to an end. Although the winner of the competition part had become known earlier during the Festival, theatre fans in Krakow could take part in shows of theatrical performances and meetings with invited guests till Sund...
  • 2010-12-12
    Day tenth
    2010-12-11
    Weekend with the Divine Comedy
    2010-12-10
    There are still three days of the Festival to go
    The last day of the 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow is ahead of us. Before the summary of the Festival, its competition block, the part devoted to young Polish directors (Paradiso) and accompanying events (Purgatorio), we invite you once more to the Łaźnia Nowa Theat...
    The 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival is slowly coming to an end. We invite you to spend the last two festival days in the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre, where you can take part in projects prepared by special guests of the Divine Comedy – artists from the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotow...
    The last three days of the 3rd Divine Comedy International Festival are ahead of us. They will be dominated by theatres focusing on the mutual relation of the stage and life. At the end of the Divine Comedy, we propose unusual meetings with a special guest: Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thom...
  • 2010-12-09
    Seventh day
    2010-12-08
    Day sixth
    2010-12-30
    Dziennik Polski appreciates the Divine Comedy
    Even though the competition part is over, the 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival is not slowing down. After the announcement of results and last shows of performances in the Inferno section, we still look closely at young Polish directors and take...
    Although the previous day of the festival was full of emotions related to the announcement of results of the competition, afternoon and evening performances were attended by a large audience as usual. The last performance presented in the competitio...
    The cultural year was summarised today by journalists of Dziennik Polski: Agnieszka Malatyńska-Stankiewicz, Jolanta Ciosek, Rafał Stanowski, Marcin Wilk, Paweł Gzyl and Wacław Krupiński. Among TOPs of the year 2010, they nominated three events organised by the Krakow Festival Office: the Di...
  • 2010-12-07
    Award winners will be known already today!
    2010-12-06
    The Polish Theatre in Moscow – a special Polish program at the 17th Golden Mask Theatre Festival
    2010-12-08
    Divine Comedy – the results are already known!
    Although the 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival has only reached the halfway point, we will be waiting impatiently for the jury’s decisions already today from 9.00 p.m. in the Bunkier Sztuki café (Pl...
    The Golden Mask is a Russian theatre award granted since 1994. In 2008 this award went to Krystian Lupa for his performance The Seagull based on Chekhov’s prose. The Golden Mask is not only an extremely prestigious award, but also a flourishing Russian festival. Every year in Moscow the mo...
    The jury decided that There was Andrzej Andrzej Andrzej and Andrzej directed by Monika Strzępka was the best performance of this year’s edition of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow. Yesterday, late in the evening (Tuesday, 7 December), results wer...
  • 2010-12-06
    The verdict will be announced tomorrow!
    2010-12-05
    Third day of Divine Comedy
    2010-12-04
    Divine Comedy – Day 2
    The first weekend of the 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow has just passed. The whole week of great theatrical events is still ahead of us. And tomorrow, late in the evening, the jury will announce its verdict! ...
    The weekend has just begun. Why not spend it with the Divine Comedy? We are sure that everyone will find something for himself in the rich program of the Festival. Let us now have a look at ...
    Even a new attack of winter and related transport difficulties did not discourage theatre fans, who have been travelling across Krakow on the routes between the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre, the Bagatela Theatre and the Stary Theatre since Thur...
  • 2010-12-03
    Divine chats at Interia.pl
    2010-12-03
    Divine Comedy – the first day of the Festival has just ended
    2010-12-02
    The Polish Theatre in Moscow
    Like every year, we invite you to participate in Divine Chats organised at the Interia.pl website. Today at 12.00 a.m. your questions will be answered by Jerzy Jarocki, tomorrow at 11.00 a.m. by Karolina Gruszka and Ivan Vyrypayev and at 3.00 p.m. by Jan Klata. In addition, on 8 December, one da...
    The first day of the festival, which was full of intense competitions and emotions, is over. Already on the first day, the audience of the Divine Comedy could choose between four competition...
    The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Golden Mask Festival invite all interested persons to a press conference “The Polish Theatre in Moscow” on 6 December at 11.00 p.m. in the Wyspiański Pavilion (Pl. Wszystkich Świętych 2). The following persons will take part in this conference...
  • 2010-12-02
    See photos to The End
    2010-12-02
    The Divine Comedy will start already today in Krakow
    2010-12-01
    The Divine Comedy will start already tomorrow!
    When a snow storm was raging behind the windows, a rehearsal for the performance The End directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski was starting at the Big Stage of the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre in Krakow. A few hours before the performance that will begin in the Nowa Łaźnia...
    There are only a few hours left till the beginning of the 3rd International Divine Comedy Festival. All stages of Krakow are already filled with festival fever: stage designs are being mounted, rehearsals are being performed and the most eminent critics and custodians of art ha...
    At 2.00 p.m. we invite you to the Wyspiański Pavilion, where the Festival will be inaugurated.The 3rd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival will start already tomorrow (Thursday, 2 December). In the wintertime, Krakow will see the best Polish performances of the last season se...
  • 2010-11-24
    Nominations for Polityka’s Passports at the Divine Comedy Festival!
    2010-12-02
    Babel directed by Maja Kleczewska to open the Inferno portion of the Divine Comedy Festival
    2010-11-23
    Dantesque Scenes in the Festival Centre
    We already know the names of artists nominated for prestigious Polityka’s Passport for the year 2010 in the Theatre category. These are: Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski, Sebastian Majewski and Wojciech Kościelniak. The winner of the award will be known in January. Before ...
    She is the author of performances that are both bold and unsettling, and she is a laureate of the prestigious Paszport Polityki award. Ten years after her directorial debut, Maja Kleczewska’s position in the Polish theatre is already firmly established. She directs at Warsaw’s N...
    The Divine Comedy Festival includes not only the presentation of the best theatrical performance of the already passing season, but also numerous accompanying events. Dantesque Scenes – meetings of creators and actors of performances selected for the competition within Paradiso ...
  • 2010-11-23
    The angel beauty and the devilish genius at the Divine Comedy festival
    2010-11-23
    See the film promoting the 3rd edition of the festival
    2010-11-23
    James Bond and Theatrical Whims
    Ivan Wyrypayev is described by critics as a prophet, a genial madman and a poet of cruelty. The director says that his performance Lipiec (July), which will be presented during the Divine Comedy festival beginning on 2 December, is a kind of “Christmas parable for children, fairy tal...
    Design, animation: Screen Factory, Kraków ...
    The 8th Theatrical Whims in Wałbrzych (Wałbrzyskie Fanaberie Teatralne), a popular festival attracting theatre fans from all parts of Poland, will begin already tomorrow. This year the festival is being organized under the slogan: Trzy razy nie: niezależny/niezależna/niezależne. ...
  • 2010-11-17
    Krystian Lupa’s performances in Silesia
    2010-10-21
    6 senses expanded with two festivals
    2010-09-08
    Jury’s verdict – results of the competition
    A few days ago in Chorzów the Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris Festival was inaugurated; already in the first few days there was an opportunity to see such eminent artists as Ute Lemper or Laurie Anderson. The rich schedule of jazz and alternative music concerts contains also some ...
    The Czesław Miłosz International Literary Festival and Unsound Festival will be a part of the “6 senses” project from the next year.Letters of intent in this matter were signed today by: Jacek Majchrowski – Mayor of Krakow and Małgorzata Płysa – Manager of the Tone ...
    After the voting conducted during the session closing the 2nd International Theatre Festival Divine Comedy, Members of the Jury gathered in a closed meeting at the Art Bunker chose the winners. ...
  • 2009-12-14
    Festival's ending
    2009-12-14
    Ana Marta Pizarro - jury of the Festival
    2009-12-14
    Norman Armour - jury of the Festival
    Festival's ending, ceremonial announcement of jury's verdict and presenting of awards will take place today (Monday,14th December). ...
    Ana Marta Pizarro is the new director of the Latin American Theatre Festival, held in Bogotá every two years, which is one of the largest and most significant theatrical events in Latin America. ...
    Norman Armour is the director of the International Performing Arts Festival PuSH, held in Vancouver, with its mission to present the best contemporary work in the performance arts, with a special emphasis on visionary works that break through established artistic boundaries, and on ...
  • 2009-12-13
    Meeting with Lupa cancelled
    2010-09-09
    Report from the meeting with Remigiusz Brzyk and Tomasz Śpiewak
    2009-12-11
    Barbara Wysocka was festival's chat guest
    Due to the unpredicted circumstances today’s meeting with the director Krystian Lupa at noon has been cancelled. ...
    The leading subject was Socialist realism – capitalism, searching for the identity of the place, where theatre is done. The director, Remigiusz Brzyk, told about a complex history of Teatr Nowy in Łódź, which became the inspiration to the realisation of Brygada szlifier...
    Barbara Wysocka polish actress and director was festival's chat guest.  ...
  • 2010-09-09
    Report from the meeting with Piotr Cieplak
    2009-12-11
    Marina Davydova - jury of the Divine Comedy 2009
    2009-12-11
    Meeting with Iwona Kempa is cancelled
    The leading question of the Dante Stages on Wednesdays at Wyspiański Pavilion was: Must every old thing die irrevocably for the new to be born? Piotr Cieplak – director of the show Król umiera, czyli ceremonie – was to answer this question. ...
    Marina Davydova one of the jurors of the festival. Theater columnist, art-director of NET-festival....
    Due to the unpredicted circumstances the Monday meeting with Iwona Kempa - the director of "Private Confessions" and the actress Dominika Bednarczyk has been cancelled. ...
  • 2009-12-10
    Rafał Maćkowiak was festival's chat guest
    2009-12-10
    Download Divine Counter
    2009-12-09
    Grzegorz Jarzyna was festival's chat guest
    Rafał Maćkowiak, polish film, television, and theatre actor of the young generation was festival's chat guest. ...
    The countdown to the end of the Divine Comedy has already begun. Why not download and insert in your own Internet page or a blog our multimedia insert – a meter counting down to the exact time of the finale. You can add your own Divine Counter to your website / blog. ...
    Grzegorz Jarzyna, director, and managing and artistic director of TR Warszawa (formerly the Rozmaitości Theatre), the stage that has for years enjoyed a solid reputation as a modern and questing theatre, one of the most interesting in Poland, was festival's chat guest. ...
  • 2009-12-11
    Report from the meeting with G. Jarzyna and D. Masłowska
    2009-12-08
    Anja Dirks - jury of the Festival
    2009-12-11
    Night returns from Łęg i Łaźnia Nowa
    Today the guests of the Życiopisanie – ofiarowanie meeting, which took place in the Wyspiański Pavillion were Grzegorz Jarzyna, the director of two performances presented during the festival i.e. T.E.O.R.E.M.A.T and No matter how hard we tried, and Dorota Masłowska a popul...
    Anja Dirks, one of the jurors of the festival is the artistic director of international festival for contemporary theatre Theaterformen in Hannover / Braunschweig since july 2008...
    Travel back from the Łęg TV Studio and the Łaźnia Nowa Theatre....
  • 2009-12-08
    The Divine Comedy – the festival is underway …
    2009-12-04
    The Divine Comedy – great opening on Monday!
    2009-12-02
    Chats with Festival guests hosted by interia.pl web portal
    On 7 December at 4:00 the long awaited theatrical event of this season – the 2nd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival – was officially opened in the Wyspiański Pavillion. ...
    2nd Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival starts this Monday....
    Apart from the competition and the young directors performance review, theatre fans will also have the opportunity to meet with Festival guests live, in the Wyspiański Pavilion as well as online. Well known stage and film personalities have been invited to nationwide chats on the ...
  • 2009-11-30
    ALAN LOCKWOOD - jury of the festival
    2009-11-27
    Will The Divine Comedy shake up theatrical Krakow and Europe?
    2009-11-26
    Press Conference Report
    Alan Lockwood – is the American theatrical critic, expert in theatre and contemporary drama, and also in Polish theatre and film, who writes from the New York perspective. He reviewed presentations of Wajda’s films and Jarzyna’s shows in New York. Lockwood has published in New York...
    Rafał Romanowski from Gazeta Wyborcza wonders whether The Divine Comedy will shake up theatrical Krakow and Europe....
    “The Divine Comedy is a festival that carries the potential of a large theatrical exchange,” said Bartosz Szydłowski, Artistic Director of The Divine Comedy festival at the press conference for its announcement. ...
  • 2009-11-25
    FRIE LEYSEN - jury of the festival
    2009-11-24
    The Festival press conference
    2009-11-13
    Inferno 2009: Competition Results
    We are awaiting Krakow’s celebration of theatre: the beginning of the Divine Comedy Festival. During the days of the festival, Krakow will be visited not only by the most distinguished Polish artists of the theatre but also by experts in the field and theatre lovers. The productions selected f...
    The Organizers of the 2.International Theatre Festival Divine Comedy invite for the press conference proclaiming the Festival. On Tuesday November 24, at half past noon in Wyspianski Pavilion in Krakow (pl. Wszystkich Świętych 2) the Organizers: Magdalena Sroka – Director of The Krakow Festi...
    Presented below is the list of productions which scored highest in this year’s voting by the selecting critics. The selection rules were simple: each vote stood for one point and the number of points scored was the sum of votes cast for a given production....
  • 2009-11-13
    The jury of the Divine Comedy 2009 festival has already been established.
    2009-11-13
    Twelve Angry Men
    2009-11-13
    Press acreditation
    This year’s jury for the Inferno competition, held during the Divine Comedy Festival, is truly impressive. The Festival productions will be judged by Frie Leysen – director of Theater der Welt; the director of the festival PuSH in Vancouver, Norman Armour, - the ar...
    The programme for this year’s Inferno - the competition for the best Polish theatre productions of the last season - has been finalised, following a selection process conducted by a specially appointed panel of critics....
    In order to apply for press accreditation for the 2nd International Divine Comedy Theatre Festival please download the appropriate form, fill it in and send back to us by 3 December at the following address. All accreditations will be acknowledged by mail, although the organizer reserves the right t...
  • 2009-11-10
    The Divine Comedy festival web page is working


    The web page is fully operational. New performances will soon be added to the programme of In the Purgatorio and Paradiso circles. Check this week for more up-to-date news, multimedia features such as photos, desktop wallpapers and posters and information about the artists partici...