Piotr Borowski


Piotr Borowski, photo Kazimierz Rolbiecki

photo Kazimierz Rolbiecki

Piotr Borowski is an actor and theatre director. He is the founder of the Warsaw-based independent theatre company Studium Teatralne. In 1975, Borowski began his association with Jerzy Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre. He took part in Special Project conducted within Grotowski’s Active Culture programme and was involved in organising the University of Research of the Theatre of Nations in Wrocław. He also co-founded the Centre for Theatre Practices Gardzienice, where he was an actor and musician from 1977 to 1983. Invited by Jerzy Grotowski, he moved to Italy, where in Pontedera the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski was being created. Between 1985 and 1993, Borowski co-created Grotowski’s last project Action, conducted in the domain of Art as Vehicle. After returning to Poland in 1995, he started building an independent theatre company. In September 1997, he officially set up Studium Teatralne at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw and went on to stage the following performances: City, Midnight, Man, Parsifal, Hamlet, Henryk Hamlet Hospital, Chasing the King of Hearts by Hanna Krall, The Line of Return, What Happened to Our Fairy Tale? by Hanna Krall, Whispers of the Earth by Marcin Cecko and Party: Take(a)part. In 2012, he directed Shakespeare’s Tempest at Varasanta Theatre in Bogota, Columbia. Piotr Borowski has taught theatre workshops with young actors and art students in Brazil, England, Venezuela, Columbia, Italy and Poland.