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Thomas Richards; Mario Biagini, photo by Frits Meyst
Lincoln Center Festival,
the Polish Cultural Institute and
the Performance Studies Department,
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU


Part of On Grotowski and His Legacy. A three-day event at Lincoln Center

Monday, July 13, 2009
6:30-9:30 PM

Lincoln Center Festival
Rose Building, Kaplan Penthouse, 10th Floor
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
Tickets: admission free 

For the last 13 years of his life, Grotowski worked very closely with Thomas Richards whom he called his "essential collaborator," eventually changing the name of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski to include that of Richards. During those years of intense practical work, aside from passing to Richards knowledge of performing arts practice, Grotowski transmitted to him what he called "the inner aspect of the work." He entrusted Richards and Mario Biagini, a key member of the Workcenter since its beginnings and presently its Associate Director, as the sole legatees of his Estate, including his entire body of written work, specifying this designation as a confirmation of his "family of work." Since Grotowski's passing in 1999, Richards and Biagini have been continuing to develop the Workcenter's performing arts research in new directions.

The discussion, moderated by Prof. Richard Schechner, will center on the performing arts research of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, the directions of its past and present creative impulses, and on the potentiality of Grotowski's performing arts heritage to thrive today as a living legacy.

A part of TRACING GROTOWSKI'S PATH: YEAR OF GROTOWSKI IN NEW YORK, curated by Professor Richard Schechner and presented by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Performance Studies Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

On Grotowski and his Legacy: This three-day program at the Lincoln Center is presented in partnership with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and the Jerzy Grotowski Estate.

These events are made possible through the generous support from the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

More on Thomas Richards

More on Mario Biagini

Year of Grotowski Program


Curator's Introduction

A Grotowski Chronology

Special Thanks

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