Michał Zadara (born oct. 19, 1976 in Warsaw) – theatre director, known for his innovative approach to classical polish literature and design of complex theatrical systems for original, site-specific stagings (Hotel Savoy in Łódź, The Warsaw Rising Museum) He studied Theatre and Political Science at Swarthmore College, Oceanography at Woods Hole, Directing in Krakow, after which he worked as an assistant for set designer Małgorzata Szczęśniak, and directors Kazimierz Kutz, Jan Peszek and Armin Petras. Since 2004, he has directed at the following theatres: Wybrzeże in Gdańsk (Danzig), National Stary Theatre in Krakow, Współczesny in Wrocław (Breslau), the National Theatre in Warsaw, Współczesny in Szczecin, Maxim Gorki in Berlin, National HaBima Theatre in Tel Aviv, Schauspielhaus in Vienna; and Capitol music theatre in Wrocław. He received the Polityka Passport, the most prestigious cultural prize in Poland, in 2007. He has also directed independent films and made video installations. In 2012, the Museum of the Warsaw Rising commissioned a public monument commemorating the civilian victims of the Warsaw rising from him. He writes a political column for www.krytykapolityczna.pl.