Natalia Korczakowska


Photo portrait of the director Natalia Korczakowska is the Artistic Director of the Studio Theatregallery, one of the most important experimental theatre spaces in Poland, with a long tradition of avant-garde theatre and numerous iconic directors including Jozef Szajna and Jerzy Grzegorzewski.

Ms Korczakowska has been directing theatre productions in Poland since 2005, including stage-adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s novel Solaris for TR Warsaw, the G.E Lessing play Nathan The Sage for National Theatre in Warsaw, and Adam Mickiewiczs Forefathers. Part III after which M. Piekutowa wrote: ‘Forefathers. Part III one wants to study with a copy of the original in hand as it is hard to find such a well thought out staging, full of consequence and precision…’. At Studio Theatregallery she has directed acclaimed by audiences and critics adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Dblin and Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Ms Korczakowska’s opera productions includes W. Rihm’s Jacob Lenz and S. Moniuszko’s Halka conducted by Marc Minkowski for the Polish National Opera in Warsaw. She  collaborated with the prestigious Ensemble Modern orchestra on H. W Henze’s El Cimarron at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg. She directed The Lost Highway by Elfride Jelinek and Olga Neuwirth for the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław, after which Katja Petrowskaja wrote in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: ‘National Music Forum created a perfect scene to explore the unsolved mysteries of this cult film. The director Natalia Korczakowska created from this music a theater stereo effect.’