What to Do with What Is Now? At School and in the Theatre | Kempa | Polish Theatre Journal

ISSN 2451-2966


From the left: Iwona Kempa and Iga Gańczarczyk during the 'Change - now!' conference, Teatr Ochoty, Warsaw, 8 October 2019, photo: Marta Ankiersztejn
Iwona Kempa

What to Do with What Is Now? At School and in the Theatre


The text The Actresses, or Sorry for Touching You by Michał Telega was presented during an exam performative reading along with an appendix, which was an appeal to the Krakow AST Rector – Dorota Segda, to appoint spokesman for equal treatment, together with a team representing the academic community, who, together with a chosen law office and professionals in equality, will draft a college Code of Ethics. These are the first steps towards implementation of an anti-violence and anti-discrimination policy at the AST.


Dorota Segda; Michał Telega; Theatre School; Ethics; AST; Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow

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Iwona Kempa

Theatre director. She debuted in 1996 at the W. Horzyca Theatre in Toruń with Caricatures by Kisielewski. She mainly stages modern drama and prose, whereas most of her productions are Polish premieres. She was member of juries at most important Polish festivals: Interpretacje Festival of Directing Art in Katowice, Festival of Drama Schools in Łódź, Raport Festival in Gdynia. Since 2013 Kempa has been teaching at the Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, and since 2016 – Dean of the Faculty of Drama Directing. In 2018 she earned her habilitation. At the Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow Kempa teaches 'Working with actor', and due to the function served, artistically and organisationally supervises the fast-developing Forum for Young Directors, being the most significant review of directors’ debuts in Poland.