Krakow Theatre - The STU Stage
Theater STU was established in 1966 by Krzysztof Jasiński, who has managed the theatre to this day. From the very beginning it has intrigued and attracted its audience with its name, its mysterious logo and most importantly various artistic initiatives in the realm of theatre, art, music, dance, audio-visual art, phonography, editorialship, outdoor performances and mass culture. As a result, in the four decades of its operation STU has been associated with a student theatre, a theatre commune, one of the world leaders of alternative art, an enclave of contestation and counter-culture, a surrogate for a theatre school (Actors Studio), a centre of interdisciplinary creation (Ochodza), a shelter for undomesticated artists, friendly towards all types of début, innovative ideas, exchange of thoughts and opinions and social gatherings.
For years, STU was "a theatre on the way", in search of its identity and its place on earth. It travelled around the world, performing in over twenty countries in four continents.
In 1975, it obtained the status of a professional theatre in the organisational sense, but it retained its independence and unique atmosphere of an amateur theatre. At that time, it organised very popular performances, such as Pacjenci based on The Master and Margarita, Szalona Lokomotywa, Donkichoteria and Ubu Roi, staged in a remarkable circus tent.
The year 1997 saw the origin of the impressionistic Theater Scena STU. Its artistic director, Krzysztof Jasiński, cooperates with directors who employ their selected, often outstanding actors of the Polish stage. Despite its years, the theatre is still open to new trends in the dramaturgy of the cabaret (Grupa Rafała Kmity), stage performance and other theatrical and para-theatrical forms. Jasiński also excellently influences the atmosphere in STU, where independence, freedom and friendship accompany the artists. The theatre is recognised by a wide audience thanks to televised benefit performances presenting people of culture, art and science in an unconventional manner.
Translation: Summa Linguae