Ewa Kolasińska

Ewa Kolasińska

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow /1973/
1 July 1973 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków

She harnesses the elements of the theater – a raw temperament, spontaneity, emotional sensitivity, which, combined with a voice of remarkable timbre (she is a contralto) and her slender, girlish figure, are utterly unique. Her first roles were created under the direction of Konrad Swinarski, Jerzy Jarocki, and Andrzej Wajda. In “Ten Portraits with a Lapwing”, she created the character of the helplessly lovelorn Masha in the irreal space of Jerzy Grzegorzewski’s theatre. She took a challenge in the role of Zosia for Wajda’s epic “As Years Go By, As Days Go By”, a character saturated with psychological truth; yet in the broader context of the drama, she was lively, moving, and amusing. In 1984, she played the title role in Wajda’s “Antigone” – a multi-layered character, both emotionally and formally evocative. Working under Tadeusz Bradecki (she received an award in Kalisz for her brilliant rendition of Gizela Spiessbürger in “The Spring of Nations in a Quiet Corner”), she demonstrated a natural vis comica and a masterful use of expressive techniques. She has also proved herself in productions by directors of the younger generation. She has played roles in stagings by Jan Klata: a splendid rendition of Megaera in the pastiche of “Oresteia”, Krystyna Drohojowska, Sikorka, and the Częstochowa Mother of God in “The Trilogy”, Prakseda Bakcyl in a parodic dance to the music of Stravinsky with effective use of the splits in the “The Wedding of Count Orgaz”, all showing her passion and masterful acrobatic techniques. Her work in performances directed by Michał Borczuch (“Werther” and “Brand. The City. The Chosen Ones”), Garbaczewski (“Gallery of Polish Kings”), Liber (“Being Steve Jobs”), and Świątek (“Gyubal Wahazar”) show how the sum of formal courage and emotional power can be the creation of outstanding and highly original characterizations.

The actress created equally bold, untamed, and temperamental characters in Chekhov’s “Platonov” directed by K. Bogomolov (the “animalistic” Osip clothed in a bear skin) and in Jelinek’s “Supplicants” on the refugee tragedy, directed by Miśkiewicz.


1979 – Award of the Royal Capital City of Krakow for the spread of culture in 1978, for a young and promising artist’s achievements in theater and film.
1987 – 27th Kalisz Theater Gatherings – acting award for the role of Gizela Spiessbürger in “The Spring of Nations in Cichy Zakątek” by A. Nowaczyński, dir. T. Bradeckiego


2009 – Honoris Gratia Medal

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