Born in Krakow in 1979, Michał Borczuch studied Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and then Directing at the State Theatre Academy in Krakow with Krystian Lupa. He made his debut at the Stary Teatr in Krakow in 2004. From 2012 to 2013 he was the Protégé of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Most of his work has been created at the Stary Teatr in Krakow, TR Warsawa and the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw and at the Teatr Polski in Wroclaw. His first production in German was in 2012 at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. In 2016 his award-winning production «Apocalypse» about European identity at a time of refugee movements was seen at Theaterfestival Basel and in 2018 «The Call of Cthulhu» was invited to the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin as part of Radar Ost. He was awarded Poland’s most prestigious theatre award «Paszport Polityki» in 2017.