Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Links

Who is Jerzy Grotowski?

Jerzy Marian Grotowski was an innovative Polish theatre director and theorist whose approaches to acting, training and theatrical production have significantly influenced theatre today. (Wikipedia)


Culture Poland  – Website about Polish culture and cultural icons

Encyclopaedia Britannica – Grotowski’s biography.


Useful Slideshare

Acting Technique

Acting blog about Grotowski


Burts Drama – Exercises on using Grotowski in the drama studio.

Poor Theatre

Drama Online – A guide to Poor Theatre

The Drama Teacher – A good overview of biography and style

Theology, Imagination and the Arts – An interesting essay on Grotowski’s Poor Theatre.


Jerzy Grotowski – Poor Theatre


Towards a Poor Theatre

Systems of Rehearsal



Here is a handout with all these links on them so you can give it to students. They can then do some of their own research in Jerzy Grotowski.

Jerzy Grotowski Theatre Links