About the Wierszalin Theater

Famed theatre group founded in 1991 by Piotr Tomaszuk, the director and the group of actors cooperating with him. The theatre is based in Supra郵, placed near Bia造stok.

The fascination for the cultural heritage of borderlines of the European civilization has formed both distinctive esthetics of this theatre and the weltanschauung perspective. Theatre's nature is characteristic of its unusual simplicity, the spectacles full of music and vocals, wooden sculptures, forms and masks coexisting with living actors.

Critics compare Wierszalin to such worldwide theater phenomenon as  Jerzy Grotowski's "LABORATORIUM Theatre" or Tadeusz Kantor's "Cricot 2". The company has visited scenes in Tokyo, Chicago, Toronto, London, Sydney, on The Hanover World Exhibition EXPO 2000, many times has performed in Germany, Italy and Switzerland, has succeeded spectacularly while performing in 2005 at the stage of New York Theatre LA MAMA.

Wierszalin has been rewarded with a prestigious Fringe First award on the worldwide theatrical festival in Edinburgh for three times. In 1994 was prized with the diploma of recognition awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affaires of the Republic of Poland to for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Polish culture abroad and in 1998 the prize awarded by Critics of the Polish Center at the International Theatrical Institue to Theatre Wierszalin for promotion of  Polish culture abroad.

Since 2006 WIERSZALIN THEATRE has existed as a province council cultural institution co-led by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Fringe First


Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1997

 

Fringe First

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1994

Fringe First

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1993

The Herald Angel Awards

Awarded by critics of “THE HERALD”, Edinburg 1997

The Silver Order “Of Merit for Polish Culture Gloria Artis”

Awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to Piotr Tomaszuk, Warszawa

Awards

Dziady - Noc Druga

  • GRAND PRIX 23th Festival "Zderzenie Teatrów" K這dzko 2017

Dziady - Noc Pierwsza, dir. Piotr Tomaszuk

  • Grand Prix festival "Klamra 2017", Torun, Poland

„Roll-a-Pea” by Piotr Tomaszuk and Tadeusz S這bodzianek, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Grand Prix of the Polish Puppet Theatre Festival, Opole 1992
  • The Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1993
  • The Grand Prix of the International Theatre Festival "Zderzenia", K這dzko 1992
  • ATEST ASSITEJ - awarded by the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People , Warszawa 1991

"Merlin" by Tadeusz S這bodzianek, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1994
  • The Konrad Swinarski Prize , Warszawa 1993

"The Curse" by Stanis豉w Wyspia雟ki, direction Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Grand Prix of  the “Festival Polish Classic Confrontations”,  Opole 1995
  • The Grand Prix of  the International Theatre Festival "Zderzenia", K這dzko 1995
  • The journalists’ prize at the "Gorzów Theatre Meetings" , Gorzów 1996 
  • The Leon Schiller Prize – awarded by the Association of Polish Stage Artists, Warszawa 1996
  • "Melpomena 96" the journalists’ prize at the „Szczecin Theatre Meetings”, Szczecin 1996

"The Physician" by Piotr Tomaszuk, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh 1997
  •  ATEST ASSITEJ - awarded by the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People , Warszawa1997
  •  The Grand Prix of the Polish Puppet Theatre Festival, Opole 1997

"Dybbuk"by Szlojmej An-ski, direction: Michael Griggs

  • The Herald Angel Awards - awarded by critics of “THE HERALD”, Edinburgh 1997

" Prawiek and Other Times” by Olga Tokarczuk, direction: Sebastian Majewski

  • The first prize at the IIIed Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa 1997
  • A prize for the best actress for Joanna Kasperek at the IIIed Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa1997
  • A prize for the best direction at IIIed Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa 1997

"Pasja zab逝dowska" by Piotr Tomaszuk direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • A team prize at the Vth Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa 1999

“The Sacrifice of Wilgefortis” by Piotr Tomaszuk, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Grand Prix of the XXth International Festival of Puppetry Art “Animations”, Bielsko Bia豉 2002
  • The first prize for the best director for Piotr Tomaszuk at the XXth International Festival of Puppetry Art “Animations”, Bielsko Bia豉 2002
  • A prize for the best script for Piotr Tomaszuk at the VIth Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa 2000

"Saint Oedipus" by Piotr Tomaszuk, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • A prize for the best script for Piotr Tomaszuk at the Xth Contest for The Best Performance of Contemporary Polish Drama, Warszawa 2004
  • A prize for the best original music for Piotr Nazaruk at the „Two Theatres” Festival, Sopot 2004
  • A prize for the best acoustic for Grzegorz Falkowski from Polish Radio Bialystok for realization of  radio play: “Saint Oedipus” (December, 2003) at the „Two Theatres” Festival, Sopot 2004
  • The first prize for the best actors for Alicja Rapsiewicz and Rafa G御owski at the XVIIIth  International  Festival  Kopriva 2004, Kop鷡vnice (Czech)

" God Nijinsky " by Piotr Tomaszuk, direction: Piotr Tomaszuk

  • The Grand Prix of the IIed Festival of Polish Contemporary Play “R@port”, Gdynia 2007
  • The Grand Prix: of the XXIst International  Festival  Kopriva 2007, Kop鷡vnice (Czech)
  • The Grand Prix of the XVth Theatre Festival "Klamra", Toru 2007
  • The Grand Prix of the XIIIth International Puppet Theatres Meetings, Toru 2006

Another awards

  • A diploma of recognition awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affaires of the Republic of Poland to Wierszalin Theatre for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Polish culture abroad in 1994.
  • The prize awarded by Critics of the Polish Center at the International Theatrical Institute to Theatre Wierszalin for promotion of  Polish culture abroad in 1998
  • "Henry 2006" awarded by “Spra郵’s Friends Association” to Wierszalin Theatre,  Supra郵 2006
  • The Silver Order “Of Merit for Polish Culture Gloria Artis” awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to Piotr Tomaszuk, Warszawa 2006


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