Jarek Pastor
Many Voices Fellow
Iowa City, IA

Jarek Pastor is a theatermaker with a focus on play composition, dramaturgy, and directing. Their work moves with a tonal dynamism to enact absurdist portraits of social systems from a mixed race/bilingual/transnational perspective. The result is a theater of being more than the expected doing—of presence and acquaintance more than deed and explanation. This practice is driven by an insistence on finding more communal ways of living beyond the closed horizon of imperialism in all its forms. They hold an MFA from the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop and a BA in Playwriting from Columbia College Chicago.