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Krzysztof Warlikowski

Krzysztof Warlikowski born in Poland in 1962. He has created a new way of staging Shakespeare, his body of work contains subversive interpretation of Greek tragedies, but he is also well known for his staging of modern authors. His 2002 production of Sarah Kane’s Cleansed at the Festival d’Avignon and the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques in Montreal received wide acclaim. It was a turning point for Warlikowski’s international presence.

Since 2008 he has been the Artistic Director of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, where he has so far directed: (A)pollonia (2009), The End (2010), African Tales by Shakespeare (2011),Kabaret warszawski (2013) and The French (2015). He has also worked at Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris where Streetcar (2011) and Phaedra(s) (2016) with Isabelle Hupert in the leading role.

Warlikowski’s theatre productions were presented at the most important festivals, among others: Festival d’Avignon, Festival de Otoño in Madrid, Edinburgh International Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Next Wave Festival BAM in New York, International Theatre Festival Santiago a Mil In Chile, Seoul Performing Arts Festival in South Korea.

A separate field of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s work involves opera. Warlikowski is directing in the greatest European opera houses including La Monnaie in Brussels, the Paris National Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid and Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. He staged among others: Iphigenia in Tauris, The Makropulos Affair, Parsifal, The Woman without the Shadow, Medea, Lulu, Don Giovanni.