Grand Prix at the 12th International Gombrowicz Festival in Radom
Grand Prix at 42th Theatre Confrontations in Opole
For the first time in her career, Anna Augustynowicz faces this – still untamed and metaphorical – play of Witold Gombrowicz.
Between the bride dressed in black and the procession of wedding guests in mourning outfits, the director precisely presents the human-human mass based on the lush and ambiguous language of Gombrowicz.
What do we see on stage? A nightmare? A grotesque vision of history? A fight for power over one’s own mind and memories? An illusion, where each story ultimately collapses and sinks?
Anna Augustynowicz – Theatre and television director. Graduate from Theatre Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the Faculty of Drama Directing at the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts. She belongs to the generation of young artists, who learned under the watchful eye of Krystian Lupa. She debuted in 1989, staging the play of Marek Koterski Życie wewnętrzne (Inside Life) at the W. Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz. Since 1992, she has been working as the Artistic Director at the Contemporary Theatre in Szczecin. She directed, for instance: in the Wybrzeże (Seashore) Theatre in Gdańsk, the Powszechny (Common) Theatre in Warsaw, the TR Warsaw, the Współczesny (Contemporary) Theatre in Wrocław, the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź. In 2014, she received the Zygmunt Hübner award Człowiek Teatru (Man of the Theatre) – a prestigious award for outstanding drama artists, who create the artistic theatre in the spirit of civic thought, contributing to its development.