Staging Clichés and Settling Scores | Sztarbowski | Polish Theatre Journal

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Paweł Sztarbowski

Staging Clichés and Settling Scores

Cover of  <i>Kolęda-nocka</i> Programme, dir. Krzysztof Bukowski, Musical Theatre, Gdynia, premiere: 20 Dec. 1980.

Cover of Kolęda-nocka Programme, dir. Krzysztof Bukowski, Musical Theatre, Gdynia, premiere: 20 Dec. 1980.

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Paweł Sztarbowski, 'Staging Clichés and Settling Scores', Polish Theatre Journal no. 2(6)2018.

Paweł Sztarbowski

PhD. He graduated from the philosophy programme at the University of Warsaw, attended Theatre Studies at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He completed his doctoral dissertation, ‘Teatr i Solidarność.O teatrze wspólnoty’ [‘Theatre and Solidarity: On the Theatre of Community’] supervized by Prof. Krystyna Duniec, in the Institute of Art of the Polish  Academy of Sciences. From 2006 to 2011, he worked in the Theatre Institute in Warsaw as the head of the department of theatre promotion, and from 2011 to 2014 in the Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz as the deputy director and programme director of the Festival of New Dramaturgies. Since September 2014, he has been working in the Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw as the deputy director responsible for programming. He was a creator of Nowa Siła Krytyczna [the New Critical Force], a group of young critics writing for the Polski Wortal Teatralny at He has collaborated as critic and writer with Tygodnik PowszechnyNotatnik TeatralnyTeatrDidaskaliaOpcjeMetroNewsweek Polska, as well as international theatre journals including Theater der ZeitSvet e Divadlo and Theatre Seasons. He has been a regular columnist for the website and author of many academic papers on theatre, presented at Polish and international conferences and published in essay collections. He edited the collections Liberated Energy(Warsaw, 2011) and Teatr wspólny (Bydgoszcz, 2013).