graduated from the University of Warsaw and the State Academy of Theatre in Krakow. He began his career as an assistant to renowned director Krystian Lupa on Factory 2. In 2008, he directed Dictator, a performance based on the Charlie Chaplin’s film, for the Wybrzeze Sztuki Festival in Gdansk. He premiered an adaptation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary at the Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw, followed by the staging of A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes at the same theatre and Versus: In the Jungle of Cities, an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht, at the New Theatre in Krakow and the Under the Radar Festival in New York. His staging of Bernard-Marie Koltès’s play In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields has captured a great deal of attention as it has been presented at a number of festivals around the world (REDCAT in Los Angeles, On the Boards in Seattle, Under the Radar in New York, PuSH Festival in Vancouver, Santiago a Mil Festival in Chile, PAMS in Seoul and others). Other performances directed by Radek Rychcik include: Łysek z pokładu Idy (2010), which premiered in a coal mine in Wałbrzych and gained Rychcik the most prestigious prize for direction in Poland “Laur Konrada”, Hamlet (2011), for which Rychcik was awarded the Grand Prix of the 14th annual Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk, Poland, 12 Angry Men, premiered in 2012 at the Nowy Theatre in Poznan, and A Warm Summer Day (2012, Łaznia Nowa Theatre in Krakow).