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The Grotowski Centre

Creation of the Centre

List of the Centre’s directors

  • 1st January  – 30th September, 1990: Zbigniew Osinski (founding director), Alina Obidniak (vice-director)
  • 1st October, 1990 – 31st May, 1991: Zbigniew Osinski (director)
  • 1st June, 1991 – 31st January, 2004: Stanislaw Krotoski (director), Zbigniew Osinski (artistic director)
  • 1st February, 2004 – 30th September, 2004: Jaroslaw Fret (director), Zbigniew Osinski (artistic director), Grzegorz Ziolkowski (programme director)
  • 1st October, 2004 – 28th December, 2006: Jaroslaw Fret (director), Grzegorz Ziolkowski (programme director) 

In the period 1991–2005, the Grotowski Centre was publisher of the journal Notatnik Teatralny. The editorial team consisted of the following persons: Krzysztof Kopka, Robert Rozcki, Jerzy Lukosz, Wojciech Malinowski, Teresa Blajet-Wilniewczyc, Zbigniew Jedrychowski, Krzysztof Mieszkowski. Today, Notatnik Teatralny is published by the Wroclaw City Library.

Alina Obidniak. Fot. ukasz Giza  Zbigniew Osiski. Fot. Tomasz Hood  Stanisaw Krotoski. Fot. Archiwum


Below are reference notes to texts concerning the founding of the Grotowski Centre, which relate the motivations for its creation and recall a picture of the Centre from previous years.

  • Tadeusz Burzynski, Janusz Degler, Jozef Kelera, A Memorial. Regarding the Creation of the Museum and Archives of Teatr Laboratorium and Laboratory Institute in Wroclaw, July 1984  PDF
  • Zbigniew Osinski, The Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski’s Work and of Cultural and Theatrical Research in Wroclaw. A Program Proposal, 21st June,1989  PDF
  • Tadeusz Burzynski, The Source, published in Gazeta Robotnicza, no. 49, 27th February 27,1992  PDF
  • Zbigniew Osinski, The Cultural Centres in Poland of the 1990s, 1994  PDF
  • Tadeusz Burzynski, The Laboratory of the Humanities, in Gazeta Robotnicza, no. 99, 24th May 24, 1995  PDF
  • Janusz Degler, Once Upon a Time... A Brief History of the Centre for Study of Jerzy Grotowski's Work and Cultural and Theatrical Research (1984–1990), January 2000 PDF