Team: Anna R. Burzyńska (Foreign Column), Marcin Kościelniak (Deputy Editor in Chief), Monika Kwaśniewska (Editorial Assistant), Agnieszka Marszałek, Grzegorz Niziołek (Editor in Chief), Joanna Targoń
Advisory Board: Małgorzata Dziewulska, Ewa Guderian-Czaplińska (Adam Mickiewicz University), Michał Kobiałka (University of Minnesota), Leszek Kolankiewicz (Uniwersytet Warszawski), Zbigniew Majchrowski (University of Gdańsk), Thomas Sellar (Yale University), Małgorzata Sugiera (Jagiellonian University in Kraków), Tamara Trojanowska (University of Toronto), Joanna Walaszek (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
The theatre journal Didaskalia was established in December 1993, in Krakow , by a group affiliated with the university. Didaskalia features reviews of Poland 's major theatre premieres; it also follows important events occurring in theatrical centres abroad ( Berlin , Moscow , Paris , Vilnius , Vienna , the Far East, South America ). The most significant events of each theatre season are discussed extensively (including interviews with artists, surveys, reviews, expert commentary). Book reviews feature systematically (list of latest publications, with short summaries, and a comprehensive accounts of selected volumes), as well as commentaries on the more important premieres in televised theatre. However, commentary on current theatrical events is not the journal's only activity. It also regularly publishes editions dedicated to a particular theme or practitioner, translations into Polish, as well as extensive materials concerning various issues related to the theory and practice of theatre.
Up until its 76 th issue, Didaskalia was affiliated with the Jagiellonian University (JU). Since March 2007 it has been published by the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw , in collaboration with the Faculty of Polish Studies at JU. Apart from young authors, who often make their debut in the pages of Didaskalia , the journal includes the work of renowned critics and authors, not only from within theatre circles. Didaskalia also acts as a forum for discussion for creators and directors of theatre, in order to maintain a dialogue between theatre practice and theatre criticism. Among those who have written or granted interviews in Didaskalia are: Ewa Bulhak, Malgorzata Dziewulska, Ewa Miodonska-Brookes, Eugenio Barba, Jan Blonski, Jacek St. Buras, Marta Fik, Aleksander Fiut, Jerzy Jarzebski, Marek Kedzierski, Leszek Kolankiewicz, Jan Kott, Krystian Lupa, Henryk Markiewicz, Tadeusz Nyczek, Zbigniew Osinski and Maria Prussak.
The journal engages with theatre performances in several ways: short, concise reviews, a more extensive outline, together with opinions from the audience (column and survey ‘after the premiere'); interviews, which also provide analysis of a given performance. The journal is addressed to a wide audience, so the editors strive for clarity and simplicity of style.
Throughout its existence, Didaskalia has established a theatre community. A large number of students have made their debut here, later to work as critics in other journals and newspapers. The authors and editors of Didaskalia have also published numerous books on film and theatre. Thanks to a long-standing collaboration with scholars and critics from other countries, we not only have the capacity to cover the most important premieres and other theatrical events at a global level, but also of selecting the most interesting and important non-Polish texts. The position and recognition that the journal has established worldwide enables us to obtain texts by the most renowned authors.