Studium Teatralne Artist Residency



The San Francisco International Arts Festival, the Consulate General of Poland in Los Angeles and KulturePlus Productions are proud to present the Bay Area debut of Studium Teatralne from Warsaw with the stage adaptation of Hannah Krall’s prize winning novel Chasing the King of Hearts. As part of the company's one week residency in the Bay Area there will also be educational and outreach events that are free and open to the public.

The King of Hearts is based on the true story of the life of Izolda Regenberg a young Jewish woman trapped in the Warsaw ghetto with her husband and their families during World War II. The play tells how Izolda escapes from the ghetto and lives disguised as an Aryan Polish woman named Maria Pawlicka. Her all consuming obsession is to save her husband.

Studium Teatralne is an ensemble theatre in the tradition of Jerzy Grotowski. The play is directed by the company’s artistic director Piotr Borowski—himself a longtime student of Grotowski and the four actors employ Grotowski method acting techniques to collectively play 22 different characters on a stage with a minimalist set. Peter Byrne reviewing for KCRW in Los Angeles called the play, "a wonderfully intricate story in both form and content."

Please find more information on both performances and other events from the menu below:


Tickets General Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door, $18 full time Students with ID and Seniors
Wednesday – Friday October 2-4, 8:00pm                           Saturday October 5, 8:00pm
         nohSpace, 2840 Mariposa Street                             University Theatre, CSU East Bay
                San Francisco, CA 94110                                25800 Carlos Bee Blvd Hayward
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Free Admission Residency Activities

     Tuesday October 1, 12:00pm - 6:00pm                         Saturday October 5, 8:00pm
       Studium Teatralne Acting Workshop              Poland during and after World War Two:                                                                                    A discussion led by Dr. Krzysztof Persak                      Studio Theatre, CSU East Bay                              Studio Theatre, CSU East Bay
          25800 Carlos Bee Bld Hayward                           25800 Carlos Bee Blvd Hayward
                      Admission: Free                                                   Admission: Free 
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October 02, 2013 at 8pm - 11pm