Krystian Lupa (Poland)

MAR 03, 2020 | 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center


March 03, 2020: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM




Join us for an evening exploring the work of Polish theatre director, set designer, playwright, translator and pedagogue Krystian Lupa (born 1943)—one of the greatest European living theatre directors. Lupa studied in Poland physics, graphic design as well as directing for film and theatre. He collaborated with Konrad Swinarski, and was influenced by the works of Tadeusz Kantor. Lupa is famous for his unique method of working with the text and actors in specific “organic way”, often described as “laboratory rehearsals”.

Jay Wegman, Director of NYU Skirball Center, announced in January 2020 the cancellation of Lupa’s The Trial, based on the Franz Kafka novel, due to the withdrawal of financial support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM), the international exchange program of the Polish Ministry of Culture. The production from Nowy Teatr in Cracow (Poland) was scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2020.