Center for Research on Contemporary Polish Drama

Room 302; Tel. 866
The Director’s Office Hours: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Members of the Center:
Professor Jacek Kopciński – Director
Professor Maria Prussak
Professor Anna Nasiłowska-Rek
Ms. Marlena Sęczek, M.A.
dr. Agnieszka Kramkowska-Dąbrowska

Cooperating scholars:
Anna R. Burzyńska, Ewa Guderian-Czaplińska, Maria Kozyra, Katarzyna Michalak, Ewa Partyga, Blanka Rusinowska, Anna Szymonik, Tamara Trojanowska, Paweł Bem, Tomasz Bocheński, Łukasz Cybulski, Artur Grabowski, Zbigniew Majchrowski, Tadeusz Nyczek, Adam Wiedemann, Grzegorz Wroniewicz.

The Center was created on December 1, 2011. It has been operating since January 1, 2012.

The Center for Research on Contemporary Polish Drama began, as part of the National Program for the Development of the Humanities, a five-year project "Dramat polski. Reaktywacja" [Polish Drama: A Resurgence]. Its purpose is to study comprehensively Polish dramaturgy of the second half of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty first centuries, to prepare scholarly editions of the most important dramatic works, and to publish and popularize the plays of selected playwrights. Therefore, the Center has been working on the preparation and publishing of a series of ten volumes of drama and an anthology of contemporary drama titled Trans/formacja. Dramat polski po roku 1989 [Trans/formation: Polish Drama After 1989].
To create a possibly full and diverse picture of Polish dramaturgy, efforts were made to organize an international conference (2013) and to publish a post-conference volume (2014). The publication of dramatic works will be accompanied by a cycle of performative readings, popularizing Polish dramaturgy.
The first volume of the anthology, which is scheduled for publication in December 2012, will include the following plays:
1. Nondum by Lidia Amejko
2. Czwarta siostra [The Fourth Sister] by Janusz Głowacki
3. Czwarta osoba [The Fourth Person] by Artur Grabowski
4. Dzień Świra [The Day of a Psycho] by Marek Koterski
5. Człowiek ze śmieci [A Man of Garbage] by Ewa Lahnit
6. Świetlistość [Brightness] by Jerzy Łukosz
7. Miłość na Krymie [Love in the Crimea] by Sławomir Mrożek
8. Requiem dla gospodyni [Requiem for a Housewife] by Wiesław Myśliwski
9. Katarntka by Tomasz Man
10. Ofiara Wilgefortis [Wilgefortis’ Sacrifice] Piotr Tomaszuk

The second volume will contain these plays:

1. Nad [Above] by Mariusz Bieliński
2. Porozmawiajmy o życiu i śmierci [Let’s Talk about Life and Death] by Krzysztof Bizio
3. Wałęsa by Paweł Demirski
4. Trash story by Magdalena Fertacz
5. Ciemny las [The Dark Forest] by Andrzej Stasiuk
6. Między nami dobrze jest [It’s All Right Between Us] by Dorota Masłowska
7. Łucja i jej dzieci [[Lucy and Her Children] by Marek Pruchniewski
8. Cukier stanik [Cukier Bra] by Zyta Rudzka
9. Śmierć człowieka wiewiórki [The Death of the Squirrel-Man] by Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk
10. Norymberga [Nuremberg] by Wojciech Tomczyk
11. Piaskownica [The Sandbox] by Michał Walczak
12. Made in Poland by Przemysław Wojcieszek

Editor: Professor Jacek Kopciński. Reviewer: Professor Maria Prussak.

During the years 2012-2016, the publication series "Dramat polski. Reaktywacja" [Polish Drama: A Resurgence] will include ten volumes, each with a selection of dramatic texts, introductory essays, footnotes, notes, and photos. The volumes will comprise the plays of the following authors:

1. Miron Białoszewski
2. Roman Brandstaetter
3. Janusz Głowacki
4. Stanisław Grochowiak (publication in 2012)
5. Ireneusz Iredyński
6. Helmut Kajzar
7. Tymoteusz Karpowicz
8. Janusz Krasiński
9. Bogusław Schaeffer
10. Mieczysław Piotrowski (the works never published; publication in 2012)
11. Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz
12. Anna Świrszczyńska

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