Richard Schechner on The Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski

Richard Schechner on The Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski

Join the FSU School of Theatre for an engaging lecture from renown scholar and director Richard Schechner on the legacy of 20th century theatre artist Jerzy Grotowski.

Start Date

Sep. 21, 2023


05:00 pm


Fine Arts Building at FSU
530 West Call St
Tallahassee FL 32306
(540) 273-8339
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Join world renown scholar, performance theorist, theater director and author Richard Schechner for an informative lecture about the work and legacy of Jerzy Grotowski.

Jerzy Grotowski was one of the formative theatre artists and thinkers of the 20th century, in the line of Konstantin Stanislavsky, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Antonin Artaud, and Juliusz Osterwa. Richard Schechner corresponded with  Grotowski in 1963 and met him in person in 1966. In 1967, Schechner participated in the first USA workshop led by Grotowski and his lead actor at that time, Ryszard Cieslak. Schechner remained one of Grotowski’s friends and supporters, particularly during the Laboratory Theatre period. As editor of TDR, Schechner published several important articles by and about Grotowski. Schechner is co-editor (with Lisa Wolford Wylam) of The Grotowski Sourcebook (1997).  This event will take the form of a dialogue between Richard Schechner and Kris Salata. The event will include the screening of fragments of rarely seen video material as well as a Q&A with the audience.

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