was founded in 1988 in Poznan, Poland, by Paweł Szkotak, the director.
For over 20 years of artistic development, the theatre has developed its own methodology of work on a performance and a unique style. The theatre has produced thirteen performances including eight outdoor performances (among others “Carmen Funebre” – Fringe First, Critics’ Award and Hamada Award in Edinburgh, Grand Prix at the Athens Theatre Festival, and “Macbeth” – Director Award, Fadjr Festival in Tehran).
Our intention was, and still remains today, to create new modes of expression, to explore and extend the possibilities of theatrical art. We also strive to increase our awareness of the life of different communities. Our mission has always been to reach out to new audiences (especially those who, because of their underprivileged social and political background, would normally not have access to artistic events). With this particular aim in mind, we created numerous open-air performances. We aim to create links between artists and artistic organisations, and provide training opportunities for people wherever possible.
Creating both indoor and outdoor performances.
Breaking new ground in theatre expression and always creating work which is original and of high artistic quality.
Organising the annual Maski Festival in Poznan.
Touring world-wide with performances and workshops, and forging links with like-minded individuals
and organisations to create future projects.
Providing training for young people/students from a wide and varied range of theatrical backgrounds. Working in association with schools/colleges and centres of higher education.
Facilitating forums/events where issues concerning theatre can be raised, debated and developed.
Performances by the company have been presented in 50 countries all over the world (Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United States of America and in most of the European countries).
Teatr Biuro Podróży has won prestigious awards. In 2002, in recognition of its work, the theatre was awarded for its contribution to the promotion of Polish culture around the world by the Polish Foreign Minister and for its theatrical achievements by the Ministry of Culture. Paweł Szkotak won the prestigious Paszport Polityki award in 2005. Paweł Szkotak, Marta Strzałko and Jarosław Siejkowski received the Gloria Artis Medal from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2008