The Capital City of Warsaw announced a competition for the position of director of the Dramatic Theater. Gustaw Holoubek for five consecutive artistic seasons. Nominations can be submitted until April 8.
The City Hall informed on the website that the requirements for candidates include: higher education, at least 5 years of experience in creating theater projects, work in a cultural institution or non-governmental organization in the field of culture, as well as at least 5 years of experience in management. team.
People taking part in the competition are obliged to prepare in writing a 5-year program for the implementation of tasks related to the current operation and development of the Theatre. Details regarding the requirements for those taking part in the competition are included in the regulation published in the Public Information Bulletin.
Applications can be submitted until April 8.
“It is intended to combine respect for the tradition of theatrical craftsmanship with the search for modern stage forms”
As emphasized in the announcement, the Capital City of Warsaw expects that the Dramatyczny Theater of Gustaw Holoubek will combine respect for the tradition of theatrical craftsmanship with the search for modern stage forms and attention to a high artistic level.
“The theater should be a responsible institution, with a coherent mission and vision, and developing an active and aware audience that identifies with it. The institution should take care of the comfort and expectations of the existing audience, but also be open to new audiences, including young adults , offering them appropriate performances and activities, including educational activities,” it said.
The competition announcement drew attention to the crisis situation in the Theater and the need to create a recovery plan. It was emphasized that counteracting conflict situations in the team and creating a friendly and safe workplace should be an important aspect of the program of a future director.
On January 5, she resigned from the position of director of the Dramatic Theater of the Capital City of Warsaw. Warsaw has been canceled Monika Strzępka. He is now the director Mariusz Guglasformer deputy director of the theater.
The Warsaw authorities made such a decision due to the director’s failure to implement the provisions of the contract specifying the organizational and financial conditions of the activities of the cultural institution and the theater’s operating program.
Dramatic Theater named after Gustaw Holoubek was established in 1949, since 1955 its seat is the Palace of Culture and Science. Since then, many important performances have been staged there, starring a number of outstanding actors and actresses. During Gustaw Holoubek’s term as director, the institution gained the status of the main theater center in Warsaw and one of the most important in Poland. Since 2023, Gustaw Holoubek has been the official patron of the institution.
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