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Bartek Frąckowiak

Associate Director at The Hieronim Konieczka Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz. He is also a theatrical director, dramaturgist and curator-producer. Mr Frąckowiak is a graduate of the Interdepartmental Individual Studies of Liberal Arts programme at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw. He is a Postgraduate Chair of Drama, Theatre and Spectacle at the University of Adam Mickiewicz. He debuted as stage director at the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdansk with the play Priest H., id est. Angels in Amsterdamii, based on an original text by M. Pankowski, in 2009; as a dramaturgist, he debuted with A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Wiktor Rubin at The Hieronim Konieczka Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz in 2006.

Since 2010, he has been the Board Chairman and Program Director of the HOBO Art Foundation, an organisation working for the development of visual and performative arts and the implementation of theatrical and performative co-productions (i.a. Komornicka. The Ostensible biography  with The Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz, Disastronauts with the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, performative lectures together with Bęc Zmiana Foundation), as well as cultural and artistic education projects promoting the removal of borders between art and science, in the name of connecting development and research. He has directed numerous performances, including Komornicka. The Ostensible biography (2012), In Desert and Wilderness. From Sienkiewicz and from Others, by W. Szczawińska and B. Frąckowiak in Teatr Dramatyczny in Wałbrzych (2011), as well as the performative lecture The Art of being Character (2012). Presently, together with Agnieszka Jakimiak, he is directing Africa (opening night on 17th October 2014).

He is the curator of i.a. performative lectures, a project created together with HOBO Art Foundation and Bęc Zmiana Foundation (2012). He stage directed plays by Iga Gańczarczyk, Agnieszka Olsten, Monika Pęcikiewicz, Wiktor Rubin and Weronika Szczawińska. His writing has been published in various theatrical and sociocultural magazines (Dialog, Didaskalia, Krytyka Polityczna and Teatr).