A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków /1995/
1 September 1994 – 31 August 1995 – The People’s Theatre, Kraków
1 September 1995 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Ewa Kaim is an actress endowed with sensitivity and exuberance, with a delicate but expressive face and resonant voice. She made her acting debut, while still a student, in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, directed by Rudolf Zioło. She is a laureate of the Schiller Prize. As Donna Evarista de las Cuebas in “The Wedding of Count Orgaz”, directed by Jan Klata, she played the epitome of over-stylized femininity: ‘Donna Evarista performs as a flamenco dancer, Rita Hayworth (removing her glove), and adds a character made of blankets and pillows to the sex scene’ (Joanna Targoń). The characters of Winnie (dancing like a figurine on a music box, the embodiment of pure despair in the final scene of “The Secret Agent”, directed by Klata) and the predatory femme fatale, Ksawera Deybel (flaunting a model of the Stary Theatre on her breasts in the play “The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds” by the Janiczak/Rubin duo) are also roles revealing the multidimensionality of her acting. Since the beginning of her career, she has been equally comfortable in dramatic roles (steadfast Isabella in Tadeusz Bradecki’s “Measure for Measure”; Absolut in Miśkiewicz’s “Innocence”; Eryfila, a captive woman dreaming of revenge, in Zadara’s “Iphigenia”) and comedic roles (the peculiar character of Teresa in Wysocka’s “The Drunks”). She created an entire gallery of excellently portrayed characters à clef in Liber’s production of “Being Steve Jobs”. Her musical and comedic talents were fully used by Stanisław Radwan and Mikołaj Grabowski in the original “Milk Opera” inspired by the drawings of Andrzej Mleczko, in which the actress had absolute control over the audience, seducing viewers as the bodacious Alto.
In her subsequent roles in the Stary Theater productions the actress has proved that she feels comfortable in various theatrical worlds, including the probing feminist reporter in “The Gorgonowa Affair” by the Janiczak/Rubin duo, or the excluded and despised “alien” Vyengyerovich in Bogomolov’s “Platonov.” In Miśkiewicz’s “Supplicants,” in turn, Ewa Kaim strikes up a dialogue with her role from years past (in Dea Loher’s “Guiltless” by the same director), showing the compelling evolution of our approach to refugees in Poland.
Ewa Kaim currently teaches acting at the academy where she studied. It was here that she made her directing debut in 2014 with the musical show “Graduates of the Universe”. She has performed in numerous TV theatre productions, serials and films. She received an award at the Gdynia Film Festival (2002) for her role in Artur Więcek’s film “An Angel in Kraków”.
2001 – City of Krakow creative scholarship
2001 – 5th Talia Comedy Festival, Tarnów – mentions for the role of Marinella in “Spaghetti and the Sword” by T. Różewicz, dir. K. Kutz
1999 – Leon Schiller Award for young artists of the stage