Welcome to PAAT

Polish American Actors Theater (PAAT) is a professional live theater based in Chicago. It was founded by Mariusz Krzysztof Kotowski in January 2019. The theater’s mission is to promote Polish culture in the U.S. through theatrical and musical performances.

Polish American Actors Theater brings together an international cast of artists performing in Polish and in English. Through its diverse and carefully curated selection of classic, contemporary, and musical plays, PAAT aims to introduce the audience to the works of Polish and American playwrights that ignite imagination and inspire an experience of a deeper connection with art.

Now Playing!

“Polish Gigolo”

by Mariusz Krzysztof Kotowski

Directed by Mariusz Krzysztof Kotowski

The Polish American Actors Theater presents the play POLISH GIGOLO by and directed by Mariusz Krzysztof Kotowski. POLISH GIGOLO is a theater play on the border of farce and tragicomedy, set in Chicago in time before the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Kotowski wrote the play at the turn of 2019 and 2020, during his stay in Chicago, where he worked with the actors of Polish American Actors Theater.