Michał Borczuch, born in 1979 in Krakow, studied graphic art and then directing. He is regarded as one of the most talented Polish theatre directors of the younger generation. He made his debut in 2004 at the Stary Teatr in Krakow with KOMPOnents. From 2012 to 2013 he was a protégé of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In 2012 he directed The war's unwomanly face based on the novel by Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf. The same year his production of Apokalipsa, based on two stories by Oriana Falacci, was staged in Venice. Most of his works (including Leonce and Lena, Lulu, Oscar Wilde, The sorrows of young Werther) were first staged at the Stary Teatr in Krakow, at the TR Warsaw and the Teatr Polski in Wrocław. In 2017 he was the recipient of the most important Polish theatre award "Paszport Polityki".