Jacek Kopcinski

Literature historian, theatre critic, editor-in-chief of the Teatr monthly.
His books and articles combine his interests in modern drama and theatre. He is the author of “Grammar and Mysticism: Introduction to the Theatre Personality of Miron Białoszewski”, 1998, and “All Ears: Zbigniew Herbert’s Plays Scored for Parts”, 2009), “Which Way to the Exit?”, 2002; a volume of essays and conversations on theatre.

In 2016 he published “The Return of Forefathers’ Eve”, in which he discusses subjects such as contemporary productions of Romantic plays.

In 2012–2013 he compiled and edited the two-volume anthology ‘Polish Drama: Reactivation’ which consisted of 10 volumes of dramatic texts by post-war Polish writers.

He works at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Literary Research and since 2012 has been Director of the Centre for Research on Contemporary Polish Drama.

He is also a member of the Chapter of Gdynia Playwriting Award and a judge of important dramatic festivals.