Opera Bałtycka

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Romuald Wicza-Pokojski

Romuald Wicza-Pokojski

Director

Director, playwright, manager. He is an avant-garde creator, an experimenter in the field of language and theater forms, focused on the social aspect of theater.

He directed over thirty completed projects. As a director and playwright, he collaborated with the theaters: Baj Pomorski in Toruń, Olsztyn Puppet Theater, Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, Helena Modrzejewska Theater in Legnica, Teatr Wybrzeże in Gdańsk, Polish Radio Theater, TVP. His performances have been presented in many places around the world, including Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Georgia, Spain, Iran, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, USA, Great Britain, Italy, Belarus and Japan. Winner of many individual and collective awards.

In 2017 he was awarded the GLORIA ARTIS Bronze Medal. Laureate of the Theater Award of the City of Gdańsk 2016 for the entirety of his artistic work. Since 2018, he has been the director of the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk. From 2019, he was appointed to this position. From 2011 to August 2019, he was the general and artistic director of the Miniatura City Theater in Gdańsk, which is currently one of the leading theater for children in Poland. In 1991, he founded the Wicza Theater, which is considered to be the legendary alternative theater that influenced the development of the in-dependent theater in Poland.

In the years 1994–1997 he worked at the National Theater Institute and National Theater, where he co-created the first impresario theater stage in Poland – the Little Theater. He lectured at the University of Gdańsk and at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń. He is actively involved in cultural and theater activities, he was the director of Bulwar Sztuki Festival (2003–2006), head of the social center Wicza Free Time Center (2004–2009). He has completed many artistic and social projects for homeless people, socially excluded groups, immigrants, etc. In 2008–2011 he worked as the program director of the Gdańsk 2016 Office, he is a co-author of the cultural strategy Freedom of culture. Culture of Freedom prepared for Gdańsk applying for the European Capital of Culture title at the time.