A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków.
1 January 1996 – 31 August 1999 – The People’s Theatre, Kraków
1 September 1999 – 31 August 2004 – The New Theatre, Łódź
29 April 2008 – The National Stary Theatre , Kraków
Katarzyna Krzanowska is a talented and charismatic actress who faces challenges with great courage. She made a brilliant debut at the Stary Theatre in Wyspiański’s “The Curse”, directed by Barbara Wysocka. For the character of the Young Woman played by Krzanowska in this production of the play, the action of which was transferred to the reality of a present-day Polish village, she received an award at Opole Theatre Confrontations and the Kontrapunkt Festival. Her strong onstage presence, truth of expression and great exuberance has led to such roles as Tamorra, full of criminal intent, in Klemm’s “Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome”, the Professor in the Masculine Form, portrayed with reckless eloquence, in Marcin Liber’s “Being Steve Jobs”, Ebriacka, full of drunken spirit, in Wysocka’s “The Drunks” and the brilliantly captured, pretentious, provincial beauty, Telimena, in Mikołaj Grabowski’s “Pan Tadeusz”. Katarzyna Krzanowska, who is equally convincing in internally pulsating dramatic roles as expressive comedic roles, also feels perfectly comfortable in monodramas. She delighted audiences in a play based on an internet blog, “Blogi.pl”, in which she managed to express the feeling of hopelessness which prevails in the young generation while maintaining an ironic distance. Celina Mickiewicz, in the play “The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds” by the Janiczak/Rubin duo, is a tragic-grotesque character suspended between spiteful comedy and the fascinating darkness of madness. The versatile talent of this actress and the unbelievable ease with which she transforms herself onstage was noticed by Jan Klata who cast her as Aleksandra Billewiczówna in “The Trilogy”, Rosa Luxemburg and the Chief Superintendent in “The Secret Agent”, the Romanian and the Journalist in “The Wedding of Count Orgaz” and O (Other) in “The Road to Damascus”.
She has shown creativity and openness to very different theatrical languages in E. Jelinek’s “Supplicants” (on the tragedy of today’s immigrants to Europe) and in “Decalog,” a Polish-Chinese production that combined movement theater and a visual sensibility, directed by Tian Gebing.
2008 – 33rd Opole Theater Confrontations – Polish Classics – award for the role of The Young Woman in “The Curse” by S. Wyspiański, dir. B. Wysocka
2008 – 43rd Counterpoint Review of Small Format Theaters, Szczecin – mentions for the role of The Young Woman in “The Curse” by S. Wyspiański, dir. B. Wysocka