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Błażej Peszek

Błażej Peszek

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (1993).
1 January 1994 – 31 August 1999 – The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Kraków
1 September 1999 – 31 August 2003 – The New Theatre, Łódź
1 September 2003 – The National Stary Theatre, Kraków

With his wide range of skills, theatrical charisma and remarkable physical dexterity (he’s a trained kickboxer), Błazej Peszek is very eagerly cast by directors in their productions. He was very entertaining as Apollo in “Oresteia” and Bogusław Radziwiłł in “Trilogy”, both directed by Jan Klata. He seduced audiences in Wojtek Klemm’s “The Bakery”, “Amphitryon”, “Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome” and “Father Mother Haunted House”, and he made people cry with laughter as Łykaczewski in Barbara Wysocka’s “The Drunks”. In Maria Spiss’s “Ajax” (2007, the Polish premiere of this play by Sophocles!), he expressed, in a deeply moving way, the madness and pain of a man betrayed by his friends. He delighted audiences with the dark determination of his portrayal of syphilitic King Jan Olbracht I in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s “Gallery of Polish Kings”. He was very surprising as Queen Isabella in Augustynowicz’s “Edward II”, cast according to the convention of Elizabethan theatre: ‘The exceptional Błażej Peszek, playing Isabella, balances on the border of parody, and displays not so much a realistic femininity as incompatibility, a divergence from the male world. The queen, repelled by her husband, attempts to join men’s play (…). It’s impossible for her to succeed, for she’ll be a freak – an inferior, grotesque version of a man’ (Justyna Nowicka). He played another queen (stylized after Conchita Wurst) in Jan Klata’s iconoclastic “King Ubu”. He played superb roles in Mikołaj Grabowski’s “A Description of Customs II” and “Citizen Pekosiewicz” (The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre). He often appears as a guest actor, for example at Łaźnia Nowa, where he and his father played the roles of Bruce and Brandon Lee (“Enter the Dragon: Trailer”) following a trip to China.

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