|Alma mater||Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts|
|Awards||Swinarski Award (1988)|
Schiller Award (1992)
Witkacy Prize (2000)
Europe Theatre Prize (2009)
Life and work
He studied physics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, between 1963-1969 he studied graphics at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, also film directing at the National Higher School of Film in Łódź and finally, theatre directing at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts. In Lodz he started to collaborate with Konrad Swinarski, and was influenced by the works of Tadeusz Kantor. After the studies he started working in Old Town Theatre in Krakow and also in Cyprian Kamil Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra. Lupa is famous for his specific methods of working with the text and actors in very organic way also calling as „laboratory rehearsals“.
In 2008, he publicly came out as gay in an interview for Film magazine.
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