Tadeusz Bradecki, born in Poland in 1955, graduated from the State Theatre Academy in Kraków (1973–1977). From 1977 to 1984, he worked as an actor in the Stary Theatre. He acted under the direction of A. Wajda, K. Zanussi, J. Jarocki, J. Grzegorzewski, Z. Huebner, K. Kieslowski and others. He was awarded the L. Schiller Actors’ Prize in 1980 and the Golden Screen TV Award in 1979. From 1974 to 1977, he participated in several programmes: various workshops and projects at the J. Grotowski’s Institute of Actor’s Method in Wrocław, including voice and body training, “Special Project” and University of Nations workshops with Peter Brook and Joseph Chaikin.
Bradecki is also a playwright and a director. He has worked as a resident director of the Stary Theatre, directing over 80 productions throughout Poland and abroad. He has received numerous awards for Best Direction at several theatre festivals, both in Poland and abroad. He also received the Swinarski Award in 1987, and the French Order of Letters and Arts in 1993. From 1990 to 1996, he was the General and Artistic Director of the Stary Theatre in Kraków. He is currently Associate Professor, Doctor of Theatre Arts, at the directing department of the Kraków State Theatre School. Since 1998, he has been a personal member of the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe. Since 2007, he has been the artistic director of the Slaski Theatre in Katowice, Poland, which is a regional theatre company in Upper Silesia. Their 30-actor-ensemble performs classical and modern plays on two stages, the bigger of which seats 450 spectators, and the smaller one 90.