Actors

Actors

Alicja Wojnowska

Alicja Wojnowska

An actress blessed with a beautiful voice, a delicate beauty and enormous stage presence, Wojnowska made her debut at the National Stary Theatre standing in for Monika Frajczyk as the title protagonist of “Gulliver’s Travels,” directed by Paweł Miśkiewicz – a play that forecasts the collapse of our civilisation with sharp and insightful irony. The same director also cast Alicja Wojnowska for a graduating play at the Krakow Theatre Academy, “Other People,” based on the book by Dorota Masłowska, which brutally skewered the reality around us. The actor also made a brilliant showing in the experimental “Tempest” by Grzegorz Jarzyna, a dystopian vision of the world after an environmental catastrophe (AST). Agnieszka Glińska also entrusted her with a role in performative readings (“The Cherry Orchard,” “Ivanov,” “Three Sisters”) for the Chekov reading marathon at the Stary Theatre.

She made her professional stage debut in “Hamlet” directed by Krzysztof Jasiński at Krakow’s STU Theatre, in the role of Ophelia, of which one critic wrote: “Ophelia remains the sweet girl, though the sweetness eventually becomes ghastly. The innocence is destroyed by the reality she must face” (Katarzyna Dreszer, Teatralia).

In the same theatre, and in a play by the same director, we had the chance to admire her work as Klara in a staging of Aleksander Fredro’s “Revenge” – here the actor broke down the stereotype of the fragile and inexperienced maiden to reveal a self-aware young woman, able to play some sophisticated games with Wacław, and in “Blue Shrimps,” a mini-musical based on a script by Jacek Cygan. The actress received acclaim for her role in this latter production: “Not only for her splendid vocals (prepared by Justyna Motylska, arranged by Krzysztof Herdzin), but also for her vocal interpretation of the lyrics, which harmonised well with the emotional content and was spiced with the perfect dose of humour” (Iwona Pięta, Dziennik Teatralny).

 

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