The International Gombrowicz Festival

Teatr Powszechny w Radomiu

A poster of the 1st edition of the International Gombrowicz Festival.

The International Gombrowicz Festival The festival is devoted to the figure of Witold Gombrowicz and the main subject of its interest are theatrical productions of Gombrowicz's texts, created in Polish and foreign theaters. The event, organized continuously for over 25 years, is under the patronage and kind support of Rita Gombrowicz.

Starting from the 8th edition, the Festival has the form of a competition in which the performances are valued by an international professional jury of outstanding artists. The event, organized thanks to the financial support of the City Hall of Radom and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, enjoys considerable interest from the public and critics.

The writer's guiding idea was to search for form, so we want to show various fields of art during the Festival: film, video, performance, photography, poster projects, which will be characterized by a unique thought, vanguard treatment of the topic and presentation of it in a chosen technique.

The choice of the place where the festival devoted to the works of Witold Gombrowicz takes place every two years is not accidental. The vicinity of Radom is the writer's homeland. The Gombrowicz family estate, where Witold was born, was located in nearby Małoszyce; in the palace in Wsola near Radom, where the Gombrowicz Museum is located today, his brother Jerzy lived in the years 1924-1939, where the author of "Ferdydurke" spent a few weeks almost every summer. This is where his first literary ideas were born. Many towns near Radom have been immortalized in his novels. In this region almost all members of this closest family rest.

The first edition of the festival took place in 1993.

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