In support of the Polski Theatre in Wroclaw

Over the last few weeks, the fate of CREATION in Poland has considerably degenerated. The controversial nomination of Cezary Morawski as director of the Polski Theatre in Wroclaw instead of, and in place of, Krzysztof Mieszkowski, troubles us as much as it tests us. What are the motivations of the Polish authorities who prevailed over this nomination, this sidelining of a man who, over the course of many years, turned the Polski Theatre into a hub of the Polish theatrical scene? The Polski Theatre was a meeting place for boldness, poetry, and freedom ; its audience, enthusiastic and numerous, were never deceived...

Krystian Lupa was supposed to perform Kafka’s The Trial there. In light of the changes in effect in this venue, symbolic of freedom, the performances didn’t take place.

We, managers and heads of theatres, directors, actors, actresses, men and women of culture, are dismayed by this unprecedented situation. We request the regional and national authorities to defer this nomination and to carry out new elections in a transparent manner, with respect for the work of creators and their freedom.

The petition has been supported by:

Laure Adler | journalist and writer

Georges Banu | president of honor of the International Association of Theatre Critics; president of the Europe Theatre Prize

Anne-Françoise Benhamou | professor of Theatre and Dramatic Studies

Juliette Binoche | actress

Monique Borie | actress

Stéphane Braunschweig | artistic director of the Théâtre de l’Odéon

Peter Brook | director

Marie Collin | artistic director of the Festival d’Automne à Paris

Claire David | director of the Actes Sud Papiers collection

Marie-Hélène Estienne | dramaturge

Ruth Heynen | director of the l’Union des Théâtres de l’Europe

Isabelle Huppert | actress

Didier Juillard | programme director at the Théâtre de l’Odéon

Serge Le Borgne | director of the Marina Abramovic Institute

Stanislas Nordey | artistic director of the Théâtre National de Strasbourg

Olivier Py | director of the Festival d'Avignon

Yasmina Reza | author

Jean-Pierre Thibaudat | writer and journalist

Agnès Troly | programme director of the Festival d’Avignon