Ryszard Nieoczym is founder & co-artistic director with Dawn Obokata of LeTHAL / Le Theatre de L’Homme Actor’s Laboratorium a theatre research and performance centre Toronto Canada. He has directed over 50 professional theatre productions in Europe, Canada and the USA. He is a former student and a collaborator of Grotowski in both his theatrical and Para theatrical work. As a playwright, has written over 40 plays which have all been produced. As an actor his one man show Hasid was in repertoire for over 15 years and toured in Europe and Canada in many Festivals. His artistic vision is the creation of Imaginal Theatre rooted in mythic sources; and the focus of his work is theatre research and the deepening of the actor’s craft, which he calls Soundings. He is developing a network of artistic collaborators between Europe and Canada based on theatre research projects. Current Soundings take place in Athens Thessaloniki Iraklion Crete Berlin Graz Zagreb Novi Sad Stuttgart / Tubingen Ludwigsburg Brussel, Amsterdam Quebec City Montreal and Buck Lake.
In association with MadDam, an independent theatre group based in Athens and other independent groups in Canada and Europe, he developed a major international project entitled Ancient Mirrors /Modern Voices, a series of one woman shows based on the archetypal figures of Medusa, Kassandra, Psyche and Eros, Pandora and Pasiphae which were performed in Athens and Thessaloniki. He is currently organizing a major project in association with Compagnie Achtli in Brussel involving Canada, Europe and Mexico, with the working title "Archetypes of love lust Eros & War" a multi - lingual and multicultural performance.