Krystian Lupa

I feel compelled to constantly redefine theatrical events as meetings between people. My audience needs the theatre to not go crazy – or, alternatively, to go crazy since not going crazy is boring. The audience needs the theatre in order to travel.

Lupa has created more than 100 stagings both in Poland and abroad, and is the winner of numerous prizes and awards. His plays explore moments of crisis and change when existing value systems no longer apply – this includes works by Robert Musil, Hermann Broch, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Thomas Bernhard. Bernhard and his plays dealing with complicated family relations are a particular focus. Lupa’s students include leading contemporary Polish directors including Krzysztof Warlikowski, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Maja Kleczewska and Jan Klata. Their work reflects Lupa’s belief that theatre is a means of exploring the deeply hidden truth about people and a space for unlimited creative freedom.

Krystian Lupa at MICET: Audiotheque, Set Design app, Factory 2 Director’s Script app