I write so that people can be happy. Theatre is a vocation meant to serve people.
Thomas Man polish playwright, theater director, author of theater adaptations and radio plays.
He attended High School in Rzeszow, while the baccalaureate in the Grammar School No. 1 in Wroclaw. In 1989 he began to study Polish philology at the University of Wroclaw, where he graduated in 1993. During his studies he performed in student theater and music bands. In 1993 wrote the first play Niebodrzew, awarded in 1995, the Literary Competition of Young Artists The Verdict. The first art of Tomasz Man, which appeared in print was Katarantka, published in 1998, in the “Dialogue”. In 2000 he graduated from directing at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and his debut as a director Balladyna by Juliusz Slowacki, issued at the Dramatic Theatre in Bialystok. In subsequent years, he directed 50 productions including the in Warsaw, Szczecin, Wroclaw, Poznań, Toruń, Gdańsk, Elbląg, Zielona Góra, Jelenia Góra, Katowice, Rzeszów, Łódź, Gdynia and Legnica. He directed the Polish Radio Theatre 15 radio plays.
Since 2003, the two seasons he was the literary director at Teatr im. Siemaszkowa in Rzeszow. In 2003, he co-founded Theatre under the Griffins Wroclaw. In 2004-2005 he served as a consultant program in Theatre. Adam Mickiewicz University in Czestochowa. Since 2007 he worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Puppetry in Wrocław State Higher Theatre School. Ludwik Solski in Krakow, where in 2009 he earned his doctorate. He defended his habilitation work in 2013. He conducted theater workshops in Italy at the University of Siena, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Lodz, Teatranej Academy in Warsaw. He was a scholar of Goethe Institue in Berlin, Germany and Pro Helvetia in Bern, Switzerland.
Katarantka. Requiem. Misfortune in two acts (1998)
History of a Love (2001)
Mother and Leopard (2004)
a radio play 111 (2004)
Rains (2005), co-author
Cut (prior to 2006)
C(r)ash Europe (2007)
The world is a scandal (2009)
God and Dust (2010)
All goes well (2010)
Sex Machine (2010)
My Abba (2011)
Brigade of Bear (2013)
Be a Friend (2014)
Aya means Love (2016)
genre – tragedy
roles – 4 (2 female – Mother, Sister, 2 male – Father, Son)
111 is a play about a so-called typical family. Mother and Father discuss their Son. Together with the Sister, they paint a portrait of a pubescent boy. From their one sentence answers, however, a clear and painful picture of each of them emerges: a brutal father; a bitter, heartless mother; a lonely, lost, sensitive, cagey teenager, unable to bond with anyone, not even those closest to him. Hate slowly begins to brew in the young man, his aggression grows.
genre – tragedy
roles – 4 (2 female – Mother, Girl, 2 male – Son, Friend) and Women
Sex Machine presents a troubling relationship between a Mother and her Son, in which love has too much to say. Mother sacrifices everything in her life for her Son. At one point, she determines to completely take control of his life. The Son rejects her advance. The play questions the boundaries between love and hate, upbringing and morality, sacrifice and duty. Is the need to provide for one’s own future the real reason behind sacrificing oneself for a loved one?