TR Warszawa, formerly Teatr Rozmaitosci in Warsaw, has for decades been one of Poland's best-known stages. It has secured a reputation as a contemporary theatre that is open to new ideas while preserving theatrical traditions. TR has made its mark in Europe and won numerous awards at national and international theatre festivals. Poland's most popular stage directors - Grzegorz Jarzyna (artistic director since 1998, since 2006 also general director), Krzysztof Warlikowski, and Krystian Lupa - as well as the country's most famous actors, work at TR.
The theatre constantly looks for new forms of theatrical expression, not only in contemporary drama, but also in reinterpretations of classic plays. Well-known new stagings of classics include the controversially received production of Shakespeare's Hamlet (1999), The Tempest (2003), The Bacchae by Euripides (2001), all under the direction of Krzysztof Warlikowski; as well as Magnetism of the Heart after Aleksander Fredro's Maidens' Vows (1999), Prince Myshkin after Dostoevsky's The Idiot, (2000), and finally 2007: Macbeth (2005) - all directed by Jarzyna.
The 2003/04 season at TR was themed TEREN WARSZAWA (Terrain Warsaw) and sought to promote the potential and creativity of the city and its neighborhoods, as well as its people, by utilizing public spaces and abandoned factories and by involving young, talented artists from outside the theatre scene into the program.
In January 2000, monthly international encounters were introduced at TR, such as the Monday series "Exhibitions at TR", "Film at TR", "New Dramatic Art at TR", and "Concert at TR". The events present works of the best-known, most controversial, and most interesting young visual, musical, film and theatre artists from Poland and abroad. In the 2005/06 season, the theatre invited its audience to participate in a new project: TR/PL, which seeks to develop a dramatic form that corresponds to present-day Poland.
The season 2006/2007 started with Giovanni, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, based on Mozart's Don Giovanni and Moliere's Don Juan. Subsequent premieres have included A Couple of Poor, Polish-speaking Romanians by Dorota Maslowska, directed by Przemyslaw Wojcieszek, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, and Ragazzo dell'Europa, directed by its German playwright, Rene Pollesch.
Premieres of the current season include Shoemakers at the Gates directed by Jan Klata, based on Shoemakers by S. I. Witkiewicz (November 2007), and Hamlet, with the American Daniel Kramer directing (February, 2008)
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