The National Competition for the Production of Polish Contemporary Drama Play (Ogólnopolski Konkurs na Wystawienie Polskiej Sztuki Współczesnej) aims to reward the most interesting repertoire searches in Polish theatre, to support Polish dramaturgy in its stage productions and to popularize Polish contemporary drama. The competition is organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw.
The result of the Competition, established by Minister Kazimierz Dejmek in 1995 in place of the Festival of Polish Contemporary Drama Plays that was held for nearly 40 years in Wroclaw, is a steady and visible increase in the number of productions of Polish texts on domestic stages.
- The purpose of the Competition is:
- supporting theatres staging Polish drama and adaptations of Polish contemporary literature.
- popularization of contemporary drama, promotion of native playwrights.
- expanding the repertoire offerings of the Polish theatres.
- The purpose of the competition is carried out through:
- a system of refunding part of the contestants’ first-night production costs.
- a system of collective and individual awards and accolades.