The theatre journal Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna was established in December 1993 in the circle of the Jagiellonian University. Since March 2007, the Jerzy Grotowski Institute in Wrocław has been the publisher, and the co-publisher is the Faculty of Polish Philology of the Jagiellonian University. The editorial office is located in Krakow.
Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna is a critical reflection of phenomena from various areas of theatre and art. In addition to the first nights of dramatic theatre, we regularly discuss events in the fields of dance, performance, visual arts and opera. Information about current life in theatre is intertwined with reflection on the history and tradition of theatre and performing arts, seeing them as mutually illuminating and explaining spaces. The events of current theatre life are inscribed in the wider context of contemporary humanistic thought. An important element of the journal are thematic sections dedicated to selected theoretical, political and philosophical issues, which broaden the field of interpretation of theatre and its presence in social life.
Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna are placed on the list of journals scoring the Ministry of Science and Higher Education with the number of points 40 in the following disciplines: arts studies, culture and religion studies, literary studies.
Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna do not publish any advertisements on the website.
The articles published in Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna are archived at Scopus, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, CEJSH and Biblioteka Nauki.
The publication’s main version is online, all articles starting from 157/158 issue are available on a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.
The issues are published in the second half of the month in the following cycle:
June (double issue for June-August; czerwiec-sierpień)
A special issue in English is published each year in December
Didaskalia. Gazeta Teatralna works as an editorial collective:
dr Marta Bryś (National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków)
Doctoral degree at Theatre Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Academic teacher at Acting Faculty of AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków. Her book Postmemory experience in the theatre about performances by Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Monika Strzępka was published in 2020. She works as a freelancer, curator, cultural events producer. Author of theatre reviews and academic texts published in “Didaskalia”, “Dialog” magazines. Since 2021 member of “Didaskalia” team.
dr Anna R. Burzyńska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre and Drama of the Faculty of Polish Philology of the Jagiellonian University. Since 2000 he has been co-editor of the "Didaskalia" Theater Journal. Between 2004 and 2010 she was a reviewer of Tygodnik Powszechny.
She published the following books: Mechanika cudu. Strategie metateatralne w polskiej dramaturgii awangardowej (2005), The Classics and the Troublemakers. Theatre directors from Poland (2008), Maska twarzy. Twórczość dramatyczna Stanisława Grochowiaka (2011) and Małe dramaty. Teatralność liryki Stanisława Grochowiaka (2012).
Her research interests include Polish and German drama from the 19th century to the present day, the latest European theatre, sound studies and relations between humanities and medicine.
dr hab. Marcin Kościelniak (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre and Drama of the Jagiellonian University. He deals with the history and politics of theatre, performance and visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Author of books: Prawie ludzkie, prawie moje. Teatr Helmuta Kajzara (2012), „Młodzi niezdolni” i inne teksty o twórcach współczesnego teatru (2014), Egoiści. Trzecia droga w kulturze polskiej lat 80. (2018) and a volume with a selection of Helmut Kajzar's texts Koniec półświni. Wybrane utwory i teksty o teatrze (2012). Co-editor of books: 20-lecie. Teatr polski po 1989 (2010), 1968/PRL/Teatr (2016), Teatr a Kościół (2018).
dr Monika Kwaśniewska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre and Drama of the Jagiellonian University. Author of books Od wstrętu do sublimacji. Teatr Krzysztofa Warlikowskiego w świetle teorii Julii Kristevej (2009), Pytanie o wspólnotę. Jerzy Grzegorzewski i Jan Klata (2016) and Między hierarchią a anarchią. Teatr - Instytucja - Krytyka (2019). Co-editor (together with Grzegorz Niziołek) of the book Zła pamięć. Przeciw-historia w polskim teatrze i dramacie (2012). Currently, she is involved in contemporary performative acting and institutional criticism.
Theatre reviewer of "Gazeta Wyborcza". Editor of books, catalogues of exhibitions and festival publishing houses. She conducts workshops on "Writing about theatre" at the Department of Theatre Knowledge of the Jagiellonian University.
Zofia Kowalska, Bartosz Kumor, Weronika Nagawiecka, Wiktoria Wojas
doc. mga. Lukáš Jiřička, Ph.D.
The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague, Czechia
prof. Michał Kobiałka
University of Minnesota, USA
prof. Bryce Lease, PhD
University of London, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, UK
prof. dr hab. Leszek Kolankiewicz
University of Warsaw, Poland
prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Majchrowski
University of Gdansk, Poland
prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Niziołek
Jagiellonian University, Poland
dr hab. Dorota Sajewska
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
prof. Thomas Sellar
Yale School of Drama, USA
prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Sugiera
Jagiellonian University, Poland
prof. Tamara Trojanowska
University of Toronto, Canada