About us

"Dialog", a journal of contemporary drama, was founded in 1956 and edited until 1968 by Adam Tarn, a playwright and a translator. Konstanty Puzyna, a critic, who was the editor-in-chief from 1972 until his death in 1989, had a huge influence on the shape of the journal.

Jacek Sieradzki has been the editor-in-chief of "Dialog" since 1991.

Our main task is to publish dramatic texts. In every issue at least one Polish and one foreign play, screenplay, script or text for the stage has been published since 1956. These works are always accompanied by essays, talks, columns and notes on playwrights.

During its long history, the magazine has evolved. First, it played the informal role of a spokesman for the dramatic text and for the playwright in the process of theatre making. In the 1970s, it became a tribune of theater emerging from the ideals of a counter-culture, contesting traditional institutions, promoting "writing on stage" and seeking connections to everyday life.

Today, "Dialog" is a journal of contemporary drama in the variety of forms, but we also treat dramatic texts as a pretext for various intellectual tours - political, historical, anthropological, aesthetic or philosophical.