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An Evening with Krystian Lupa (Poland)

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Mar 3, 2020
Mar 3, 2020
Segal Theater
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Tuesday, March 3
Segal Theatre
:30pm Artist Talk

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

Krystian Lupa (Poland). Photo by Magda Hueckel.


Join us for an evening exploring the work of Polish theatre director, set designer, playwright, translator and pedagogue Krystian Lupa (born 1943)—one of the greatest European living theatre directors. Lupa studied in Poland physics, graphic design as well as directing for film and theatre. He collaborated with Konrad Swinarski, and was influenced by the works of Tadeusz Kantor. Lupa is famous for his unique method of working with the text and actors in specific “organic way”, often described as “laboratory rehearsals”.

Significant productions are based on texts of Robert Musil, Thomas Bernhard, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Rainer Maria Rilke, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz or Witold Gombrowicz. Awards include Witkacy Prize – Critics’ Circle Award, Gold Gloria Artis Medal, Order of Polonia Restituta, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Austrian Decoration for Science and Art.

Jay Wegman, Director of NYU Skirball Center, announced in January 2020 the cancellation of Lupa’s The Trial, based on the Franz Kafka novel, due to the withdrawal of financial support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (IAM), the international exchange program of the Polish Ministry of Culture. The production from Nowy Teatr in Cracow (Poland) was scheduled for March 7 and 8, 2020.

Sunday, March 8 from 1:00 pm in response to the cancellation of Krystian Lupa’s The Trial. NYU Skirball Center will join with The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, PEN America Center, and the Segal Center to present a marathon reading of Kafka’s novel on March 8 at 3 pm at NYU Skirball Center. The reading will be preceded at 1:00 pm by a panel discussion with Krystian Lupa and others on the global escalation of artists-at-risk.

The Trial, by Franz Kafka. Directed by Krystian Lupa (Poland).                 Nowy Theatr, Warsaw. Photo by Magda Hueckel.


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