A Directors’ Conclave Honors Jerzy Grotowski

The Polish director, one of the most influential theater artists of the 20th century, “developed the concept of the ‘poor theater’ – theater that has been stripped down to its most essential parts.” A two-week festival in his hometown of Wroclaw last month “drew master directors like Roberto Bacci, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook and [Richard] Schechner, among others.  … All were staging performances and giving workshops and talks as part of the extensive program.”