About us

About us

The theatre journal Didaskalia 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 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 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.

The publication’s main version is online, all articles starting from 157/158 issue are available on a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.

Editorial board

dr Anna R. Burzyńska
foreign department

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
Deputy Editor in Chief

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
Editorial Secretary

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.

prof. dr hab UJ Agnieszka Marszałek

Professor at the Jagiellonian University, she lectures and studies primarily (but not exclusively) the history of theatre and drama, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth century. She's got five books in her work: 3 volumes of Repertuar teatru polskiego we Lwowie: 1875-1881 (ed. 1992), 1888-1886 (ed. 1993), 1864-1875 (ed. 2003), Lwowskie przedsiębiorstwa teatralne lat 1872-1886 (the doctoral dissertation, ed. 1999), Prowincjonalny teatr stołeczny (trzy spojrzenia na scenę lwowską lat 1864-1887 (postdoctoral dissertation, ed. 2011) and source edition: Władysław Łoziński, Pogadanki teatralne i inne teksty o teatrze (selection and development; in preparation). She also published about 160 articles, chapters in collective volumes, reviews and other texts. She has been a member of the editorial team of Didaskalia since 2001.

prof. dr hab Grzegorz Niziołek
Editor in Chief

Professor at the Department of Theatre and Drama of the Jagiellonian University and the Faculty of Drama Directing of the Stanisław Wyspiański Academy of Theatre Arts. Author of monographs on Krystian Lupa, Tadeusz Różewicz and Krzysztof Warlikowski. Co-editor of several collective volumes dedicated to contemporary theatre life (Dwudziestolecie. Teatr polski po 1989, 2010; Zła pamięć. Przeciw-historia w polskim dramacie i teatrze, 2012; 1968/PRL/teatr, 2016; Teatr i Kościół, 2018). For his book Polski teatr Zagłady (2013) he received the Jan Długosz Award, and its translation into English was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. He specializes in the issues of theatre in the perspective of public sphere research and affect theory.

Joanna Targoń

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.

trainees

Maciej Guzy, Julia Kowalska, Witold Loska, Radosław Pindor, Wiktoria Tabak

Scientific board

Małgorzata Dziewulska

prof. Michał Kobiałka
University of Minnesota

prof. dr hab. Leszek Kolankiewicz
University of Warsaw

prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Majchrowski
University of Gdansk

prof. Thomas Sellar
Yale School of Drama

prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Sugiera
Jagiellonian University

prof. Tamara Trojanowska
University of Toronto

dr hab. Joanna Walaszek
Jagiellonian University