The Jury of the 4th International Theatre Schools Festival


FELICE ROSS

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Stage lighting designer. She was born, studied and started her artistic career in United States. Currently she lives in Israel. She has been the lighting designer for ballets produced by the Batsheva Dance Company, the Bat-Dor Dance Company, Rina Schenfeld's company, and the Hyena Dance Company in Antwerp. For a long time she has colaborated with the Chan Theatre in Jerusalem, the Israel Opera, the Cameri Theatre, the Habima National Theatre, and the Beer Sheva Theatre.
In the last of them, during the Euripides' Phoenissae project she first met Krzysztof Warlikowski. This encounter resulted in ongoing cooperation with him (Tattooed Tongues by M. Padding, 2001; Cleansed by S. Kane, 2002; The Tempest by W. Shakespeare, 2003, Krum by H. Levin , 2005, Wozzeck A. Berga, 2006, Ifigenia in Taurida by W. Ch. Gluck, 2006, Madame de Sade Mishima, 2006) and initiated Ross career in Poland. Among others she worked for Mariusz Treliński in the National Opera in Warsaw (Otello by Verdi , 2001; Tchaikovsky's Onegin ­and The Queen of Spades, 2004, Mozart's Don Giovanni, 2002) and for Grzegorz Jarzyna in Rozmaitości Theatre, Warsaw and Polski Theatre in Poznań ( 4.48 Psychosis by S. Kane, 2002). She was also lighting designer for Andrzej Seweryn production of Richard II by Shakespeare (National Theatre in Warsaw, 2004). Recently she designed the lighting for Andrea Chenier directed by Treliński, Dance of the Vampires directed by Roman Polański, and T. Kushner's Angels in America directed by Warlikowski.

PIOTR ADAMCZYK

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Piotr Adamczyk – Polish actor. In 1995 he graduated from State College of Theatrical Arts in Warsaw. Currently he is involved in film productions (Xavier in The Gallop by Krzysztof Zanussi, Józio Royski in Fame and Glory by Kazimierz Kutz, the titles roles in Chopin – A Craving for Love by Jerzy Antczak, Karol – a Man Who Became the Pope and Karol – a Pope who became the Man by Giacomo Battiato). He has also many theatrical roles on his scorecard: in Współczesny Theatre in Warsaw (Arthur in Tango by Mrożek, Lelio in The Liar by Goldoni, Kleont in The Bourgeois Gentleman by Moliére), Polski Theatre (the main character in Don Juan), and TV theatre (Schroeder’s Ketchup directed by Filip Zylber; The Legend about St. Anthony and The Stavrogin Case directed by Krzysztof Zaleski; Venetian Portrait dir. by Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska, Tango dir. by Maciej Englert, Two Theatres, dir. by Gustaw Holoubek). He is also the winner of many awards, among others the Leon Schiller Award (2002).

JANOS HAY

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János Háy - poet, novelist and playwright.
He comes form Hungary. The graduate in Russian philology and history from the University of Segedyn and the Budapest University (the faculty of Estetics). His first play Géza the Kid presented at the National Theatrical Meetings in Pecsu wined 4 awards: for the author, actors and production; the next 3 award it received at the National Meeting of Studio Theatres.
The Hungarian critics acknowledged it the best Hungarian drama of the 2002 season.
At the International Theatre Festival Kontakt in Toruń it won second prize. His next plays Daddy Of Ferike Herner and The Stonewatcher are the continuations of the Géza the Kid. He is a winner of many literary prizes:
János Szivere Prize (1994), “Alföld” journal prize (1999), Milán Füst Prize (2001), Attila József Prize (2002), Ernő Szépa Prize (2002); the prize for young playwrights (2004), the Prize of the Guild of Dramatists – for the best Hungary drama of the season 2004.
Háy is also a two-time scholarship holder of the Soros Foundation and Zsigmond Móricz Literary Scholarship, and a member of the Hungarian Writers Association and Fiction Writers Association.
He paints, makes dust jackets for his books by himself and plays guitar.


GIOVANNI PAMPIGLIONE

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Director, pedagogue, writer and translator.
He studied at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome (a master’s dissertation about S. I. Witkiewicz) and on the Directing Department of the PWST in Warsaw. His career in Polish, Italian, European and world theatres and operas started with production of The Blue Monster by Carlo Gozzi in 1971 in Polski Theatre in Wrocław. In Poland, after two seasons in Wrocław, he worked in Warsaw (Współczesny Theatre, Rozmaitości Theatre, Powszechny Theatre, Chamber Opera), in Cracov (Stary Theatre, Slowacki Theatre, Groteska) and in Poznań Opera. In Italy he worked among others in Turin, Trieste, Roma, Spoleto, Verona. In 1980 he established L’Atelier di Formia, where actors from various parts of Europe meet and perform in Italian the outstanding Polish dramatic works of Witkacy, Jasieński, or Mrożek.
He directed also in Netherlands, Iceland, Finland, France, and England.
Since over 30 years he has held master classes and practices at various schools and universities (Roma, London, Paris, Providence, Helsinki). He taught at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and at PWST in Cracov. In 2004 he was awarded by the International Theatre Institute for the promotion of Polish theatrical culture abroad (the S. I. Witkiewicz Prize).
He translated a lot of Polish dramas and poetries.
After six years long work on Not-Divine Comedy by Krasiński he published the translation in La Fenice in 2006.


ROLANDAS RASTAUSKAS

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Poet, playwright, essayist, theatre maker; an associate professor at Klaipeda University; regular columnist of „Verslo Klase“ (Business Class) magazine, contributor to several important Lithuanian, Polish, and Ukrainian cultural periodicals; head of the Antanas Moncys Foundation.
In 1992-1994 consultant for the European theatre festival Bonner Biennale (Germany); 1994-96 he was selected to take part in „The Seeding a Network“ for Central Europe programme of the London National Theatre; he spent several weeks with Alan Ayckbourn in Stephen Theatre in the Round in Scarborough and The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh; during this same time frame, he worked on several projects at the Baltic Sea Culture Center in Gdansk and the Boderlands Foundation in Sejny, and was named to the International Jury for the Kontakt in Torun, Poland (1997-2000). He wrote the adaptation of Sanatorium pod klepsydrą by B. Schulz for O. Korsunovas ( Studio Theatre, Warsaw, 2001) and was A. Zholdak`s dramaturg for the adaptation of Othello (Radu Stanca theatre, Sibiu, 2002).
He wrote and staged Notturno for the opening of E. Nekrosius theatre-studio Meno Fortas (Vilnius, 2002) and prapared several projects for numerous contemporary art and multimedia festivals. At home and abroad appears as the performer of his own texts with famous Lithuanian percussionist A. Gotesman and saxophonist L.Mockunas.
Mr. Rastauskas has published several volumes of poetry and plays. His book of collected essays Another World (2005) received important Lithuanian literary prizes. His works are translated into Polish, Swedish, English, Russian, German and other languages. He has also translated the works of others, including Albee, Pinter, Milosz, Rozewicz, Zagajewski, Kielar, Vyrypaev, Vilqist.
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