Jacek Sieradzki


Jacek Sieradzki, photo Archiwum Festiwalu R@Port

photo Archiwum Festiwalu R@Port

Jacek Sieradzki is a theatre critic. In 1979, he graduated from the Department of Theatre Studies at the National Academy of Theatre Arts, Warsaw, where he was Assistant Professor from 1979 to 1981. In 1979–1980 and 1980–1981, he was literary secretary at Warsaw’s Comedy Theatre. In October 1981, he joined the staff of Teatr monthly. In 1984, he moved to Dialog, where he became editor-in-chief in 1991. In 1985–1986, he contributed to Twórczość. In 1986–2002, he was a permanent reviewer for Polityka weekly. In 2003–2011, he contributed to Przekrój weekly magazine. At the turn of the century, he regularly reported and commented on the theatre scene on Polish Radio (Klub Teatralny Dwójki) and in TVP Kultura (Tygodnik Kulturalny). Currently, he writes regular columns in Odra and Zwierciadło magazines. After 1989, he was on the Theatre Council of Polish Minister of Culture and Art Izabella Cywińska. In 2004, he was appointed to the artistic committee of the National Competition for the Best Production of a Contemporary Polish Play. He has been the competition’s co-ordinator since its eighth edition. In the mid-1990s, he initiated a competition for the best concept of a theatre festival in Katowice, Poland, and then served as artistic director of several editions of the Festival of Directing Art: Interpretations. He currently is Artistic Director of the Polish Contemporary Plays Festival R@Port, Gdynia.