GRZEGORZ ZIÓŁKOWSKI works as Professor in the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is a researcher, teacher, director, publisher, translator and an editor and co-editor of numerous publications such as Polish Theatre after 1989: Beyond Borders (with Paul Allain), On Performatics (with Richard Gough) and Voices from Within: Grotowski’s Polish Collaborators (with Paul Allain). He has received grants from the British Council (1994–95), the City of Poznań (1996), the Foundation for Polish Science (1998) and the Fulbright Foundation (2002–03). Author of books on Peter Brook (2000) and Jerzy Grotowski (2007). He led the Theatre Research Bureau and Theatre Rosa in Poznań. From 2012 he has been directing STUDY || ROSA (previously STUDIO||ROSA) and the Acting Techniques Intensive Seminar ATIS. From 2004–09 he worked as a Programme Director of the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław where he co-created the Atelier (2007–09) and co-programmed the Grotowski UNESCO Year 2009. In 2015–16 he directed STUDIO||ROSA’s theatre exploration Feeling the PULSE and in its frame he published Dwugłos O CISZY (Duet ON SILENCE) and Texts FROM THE HEART (in Polish and English). In the STUDIO||ROSA he directed TAZM Silence of Light (2012) and HEART Silence of Polygon (2015). He is currently working on a book about self-immolation in contemporary culture (supported by the Polish National Centre for Science). He is also elaborating a new STUDY || ROSA’s exploration Recycling the WORDS and – in the framework of ATIS PULSAR – he co-creates and is consultant on the works of artists from the ATIS NICHE team.


MACIEJ ZAKRZEWSKI – actor, musician, and work leader with STUDY || ROSA. He is a PhD student in drama at AMU in Poznań and teaches in the Poznań Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA). He graduated from ethnology and cultural anthropology at AMU. He works as theatre photographer. He was a finalist in a competition for the best photographs of a theatre performance in the 2014–15 season, organized by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw.

MARIA BOHDZIEWICZ – works as an actress and a work leader in STUDY || ROSA. She graduated from theatre studies at Adam Mickiewicz University and has directed educational and artistic projects in local communities and with disabled people. As an actress she works in a theatre for children in Gdańsk called Gargulec. She raps and writes poems which were exhibited in Gdańsk’s LAYUP gallery.