A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (2001)
1 September 1998 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Bogdan Brzyski, an actor with great theatrical sensitivity, made his debut in “The Sleepwalkers”, based on the novel by Hermann Broch. Paweł Miśkiewicz discerned in him an ideal embodiment of the character of Melchior Gabor in Wedekind’s “Spring’s Awakening”; Brzyski also acted in his highly acclaimed production of Dea Loher’s “Innocence”. The actor’s theatrical achievements include roles in plays by Petr Zelenka (“Purification”), Jan Klata (“The Secret Agent”, “An Enemy of the People”) and Krzysztof Garbaczewski (“Hamlet”). We can see him as the comical Władzio Mickiewicz, passionately obliterating unfavourable facts from his father’s image, as a judge who observes a trial from the audience and pronounces a verdict (“The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds” and “The Gorgonowa Affair” by the Janiczak/Rubin duo), and as submissive Esau and egocentric Paris in a ‘matrix-like simulation of existences’ in the play “Acropolis”, based on an epic poem by Wyspiański and directed by Łukasz Twarkowski. His role in the cult performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Maja Kleczewska, was described as follows: ‘Laughter dies away in one’s throat when Pyramus shows true despair after the death of his lover, and Thisbe (Bogdan Brzyski) fervently professes his love over the dead body of Pyramus’ (Roman Pawłowski). His collaboration with Krystian Lupa has had an enormous influence on his understanding of theatre and his approach to working on a role. Audiences loved him as the bewildered poet Ivan the Homeless (“The Master and Margarita”, based on the novel by Bulgakov) and in the glamorous roles of Andy Warhol’s drug-addicted superstars in “Factory 2”: Freddie, the suicidal dancer (whose heroin trip ends with a real jump out of a window) and the transvestite Jackie Curtis – a poet, playwright and actor.