Thomas Irmer

Theatre critic, publicist, academic lecturer and a documentary filmmaker. He took degrees in German and English at the University of Leipzig. He has been on the jury of many international theatre festivals. In 2003-2006 he worked as a dramatist for Berliner Festspiele / Spielzeit Europa.


Marius Ivaškevičius

Lithuanian prose writer and playwright. He took his degree at the University of Vilnius (major: Lithuanian studies) and worked for the Respublika daily. In 1996 he made his writing debut with a collection of short stories Kam vaikų. In 1998 he published his first novel Istorija iš debesies. Ivaškevičius writes film scripts and plays. He also works as a director. In 2017 he was elected a ‘Person of Tolerance’ by the Sugihara Diplomats for life Foundation.


Dariusz Kosiński

Professor at the Jagiellonian University Performance Studies Department in Kraków, deputy director of the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw. His book Teatra polskie. Historie (Polish Theatres: histories) received the Józef Tischner Award in 2011. In his research he focuses on 19th-century acting, the unique character of Polish theatre and performance traditions, as well as Grotowski’s work and idea. In 2010-2013 he was Research Director of the Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wrocław.