|Biography/History note||Lucwik Flaszen was co-founder and co-producer of Grotowski's Teatr Laboratorium during the entire period of its existence (1959-1984), director of the theatre in the 1980s, and was Grotowski's long term partner in a creative dialogue. He is a critic and writer but also a practitioner, who has led paratheatrical actions and acting workshops in many countries. He has published Cyrograf, a collection of essays and short prose on the situation of the individual within totalitarian systems (first edition, 1971; French version, 1990), and a volume of essays on theatre entitled Teatr Skazany na magię (1983). This contains texts related to his collaboration with Grotowski and his contributions in forming the creative doctrine of Teatr Laboratorium. Since 1984, following the theatre's dissolution, Flaszen has been living in Paris.