Filip Piotrowicz

Filip Piotrowicz My name is Filip Piotrowicz. I am Polish and live in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. I’m 18 years old and go to high school in Warsaw (this is my final year). When I was young, I was keen on painting, drawing and also moulding in plastics. In the secondary school, my areas of interest were history and law. My current plan is to study law.
In the first year of high school, I met my polish and literature teacher, who turned out to be the best teacher I’ve ever had! She was the one who gave me my passion for theatre. Each month, she gave us a list of plays being performed that she recommends or that have good reviews. Then every week in our special interests group, we discussed every play – the topic of the play, our insights, sentiments and even a few reviews and a topic. I found it to be so useful and pleasant. Eventually, I started choosing plays on my own in order to explore the other theatres and directors in my city. I think about a year ago, it certainly became my “addiction”! I even had to reduce the number of plays I attended to one per week.
Now, two years later, I notice that I’m much more aware of theatre and I believe that I can better understand every play I see, take note of the directors’ work and fully appreciate brilliant acting. Through these years, theater has become my favorite way of spending my free evenings. Additionally, theater is a place where I can separate myself from the whole world for 2 hours (or more) and truly rest.



BWW Review: THE BAT at TR WarszawaBWW Review: THE BAT at TR Warszawa
Posted: Nov. 19, 2018

BWW Review: THE PIECES OF A WOMAN at TR WarszawaBWW Review: THE PIECES OF A WOMAN at TR Warszawa
Posted: Feb. 4, 2019

BWW Review: JUSTICE at Powszechny Theater - The only thing We can give THEM!BWW Review: JUSTICE at Powszechny Theater - The only thing We can give THEM!
Posted: Oct. 20, 2018

BWW Review: THE PIECES OF A WOMAN at TR Warszawa
February 4, 2019

Kornel Mundruczo returned to TR Warszawa with a strong need of making a play about Polish women. After he found Kate Werber's (his long-standing co-worker, playwright) note containing a scene which was about a relationship between a mother and a daughter, He encouraged Kate Werber to develop a whole family drama and thanks to their cooperation, the play „The Pieces of a Woman' was created.

BWW Review: THE BAT at TR Warszawa
November 19, 2018

The starting point of Kornel Mundruczo's 'The Bat' based on 'Die Fledermaus' by Johan Strauss II, is the director's memories from the past about his grandmother. During the last ten years of her life, she began to lose her grasp on reality. On New Year's Eve, the whole family used to meet at her house to celebrate. Each year,  from after midnight till morning, the grandmother's sons (who were more than 70 years old) tried to entertain everyone. A pair of slightly drunk old men singing some silly operettas probably seems rather miserable. Nonetheless, they somehow made their mother smile (although she wasn't aware of anything). After that experience, Mundruczo decided to  create a performance about one of the most controversial topics: euthanasia.

BWW Review: JUSTICE at Powszechny Theater - The only thing We can give THEM!
October 20, 2018

Between 1968 and 1971, thirteen thousand Polish Jews were forced to leave Poland, their homeland. After The Six-Day War in 1967 (the creation of the State of Israel) and students' protests at Polish universities, Wladyslaw Gomulka, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party, gave a speech on March 8, 1968, which started an anti-Semitic campaign in communist Poland. Now 50 years after these events, Michal Zadara along with a team of historians and lawyers are looking for an answer in the play Justice (now playing at Powszechny Theatre). Should someone be prosecuted for the exile of those people?

BWW Review: WE ARE LEAVING at Nowy Teatr - We're staying!
October 6, 2018

13 years after the incredible success of „Krum', Krzystof Warlikowski returns to Levin's work at the Nowy Teatr. This time, he chose one of Levin's most popular dramas - 'Suitcase Packers'. In 'Krum',  the title character returns from a long journey to his homeland, still having hope for fulfillment. This time, in a small Jewish community, everyone wants to leave and dreams about a change for the better. It was a tough task for actors and actresses to perform this play because there wasn't a main character, but something like a collective hero - 20 small parts. It means that every actor had to express a lot with little text. Another difficulty is embodied in the subtitle of the play 'A Comedy for Eight Funerals'. It's basically talking about death in a comedic way and therefore, it's very easy to overbalance. The subtitle also suggests that most of journeys in the play lead to the other side. Nonetheless, no one seems to be discouraged.