Ewelina Marciniak, born in 1984, a theatre director, graduated from the National Academy of Theatre Arts and from the Jagiellonian University where she majored in European Studies and Drama Studies. Since her debut in 2008, she has gradually become one of the most significant Polish theatre artists. She has worked with the most important Polish theaters and received a number of awards for her theatre work, among others 2015 Polityka’s Passport. Her performances have been regularly nominated for the finals of the Competition for Polish Contemporary Play Staging. Furthermore, she has cooperated with a number of Polish finest playwrights and dramatists - Michał Buszewicz, Jarosław Murawski, Marcin Cecko, Magdalena Kupryjanowicz and Jan Czapliński. She has taken interest in both, translating modern literature on stage, as well as in building theatre worlds around new texts written exclusively for her. Her most important, widely discussed shows based on modern literature are Elfriede Jelinek’s The Amateurs (Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdańsk, Poland) and Death and the Maiden (Polish Theatre, Wrocław, Poland), Henry James’s Portrait of the Lady (Wybrzeże Theatre, Gdańsk, Poland), Szczepan Twardoch’s Morphine (Śląski Theatre, Katowice, Poland) and Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob (Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw, Poland). On the other hand, she has directed a number of new theatre texts, in which, as a part of the search for a marriage between politics, history and entertainment, she was able to build theatre forms composed of strong political statements, music and choreography, e.g. Stańczyk. Musical (The Entertainment Theatre, Chorzów, Poland) and Bzik. Last minute (Współczesny Theatre, Szczecin, Poland). Since 2016, she has also been working in Germany, where she directed Midsummer Night’s Dream and Die Bartolomäusnacht for Theatre Freiburg. Her stage adaptation of Szczepan Twardoch’s Boxer for Thalia Theater in Hamburg got loads of positive and highly praised reviews, similarly to The Books of Jakob prepared with the same ensemble one year later. In 2020 Ewelina Marciniak received the theater award Der Faust, according to the jury, for her ‘masterful’ implementation of The Boxer. The year 2022 was unique due to the very first invitation to the Theatertreffen with her own version of Jungfrau von Orleans and the first opera piece directed in Bern. Her Rheingold, which was described as thought-provoking, has astonished the audiences.