Timeline of Jerzy Grotowski’s life and creative work
2 January 1965
The Company of the Theatre Laboratory of 13 Rows transfers to Wrocław, at the same time changing its name to the Laboratory Theatre of 13 Rows – Institute for the Studies of the Method of Acting [Instytut Badań Metody Aktorskiej].
9 January 1965
A building at Rynek-Ratusz 27, behind the town hall on the city’s main square, becomes the Theatre’s home.
10 January 1965
A performance of Akropolis for Wrocław students.
16 January 1965
A performance of Akropolis officially inaugurates the activities of the Laboratory Theatre of 13 Rows in its new building.
20 April 1965
Closed premiere of The Constant Prince.
25 April 1965
Official premiere of The Constant Prince.
26 April – 3 May 1965
Grotowski, as a member of the jury and Honorary Committee, attends the Second World Festival of Student Theatres.
2–3 May 1965
Venue: Nancy, France
As part of the Second World Festival of Student Theatres a seminar is organised involving Jerzy Grotowski and titled ‘Praca), accompanied by a demonstration of exercises by Rena Mirecka and Ryszard Cieślak.
12 May 1965
Press premiere of The Constant Prince.
25 May – 5 June 1965
Venue: Padua, Milan, Rome
Grotowski and Cieślak lead courses and lectures on the subject of the Laboratory Theatre of 13 Rows’ method.
18 June 1965
A performance of Akropolis at Powiatowy Dom Kultury (the Regional House of Culture) as part of the fourth Kłodzka Wiosna Poetycka (Kłodzko’s poetic spring festival).
3 August 1965
A meeting with Jerzy Grotowski, invited to London by Peter Brook, accompanied by a screening of Michael Elster’s documentary film about the Laboratory Theatre.
31 August 1965
Andrzej Bielski leaves the company at the end of the season.
1 September 1965
With the start of the 1965/66 season, a further name change is implemented, with the company becoming Instytut Badań Metody Aktorskiej – Teatr Laboratorium (Institute for the Studies of the Method of Acting – Laboratory Theatre). Zygmunt Molik leaves the group, moving to Kraków’s Teatr Rozmaitości.
1–4 October 1965
Guest performances of The Constant Prince at the ‘Pałacyk’ ZMS.
7–10 October 1965
Guest performances of The Constant Prince at Żak Student Club.
14 November 1965
Premiere of the second version of The Constant Prince with Stanisław Scierski, who replaces Gaston Kulig in the role of Prince Enrique.
15 November 1965
In a meeting of the Primary Party Organisation of the Laboratory Theatre, Antoni Jahołkowski is selected as its new secretary.