Graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow, Wrocław branch (2016)
11.01.2017 – National Stary Theatre, Krakow
A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow (Wrocław branch, 2016), he joined the National Stary Theatre ensemble in the 2016/2017 season. In his third year of studies he made his debut during the 54th Kalisz Theatre Encounters, as Lorenzo in William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’, directed by Adam Nalepa at the W. Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz (2014). In his graduation performance of Stanisław Wyspiański’s ‘The Wedding’, directed by Monika Strzępka, he played the roles of The Priest, The Father and The Nose, for which he received distinctions from the 33rd Festival of Theatre Schools in Łódź (2015). His following theatrical creation – The Janitor in ‘Umarła kasta’ [The Dead Caste] directed by Iwona Jera at the Nowy Theatre in Krakow (2016), brought him a ‘New Krakow’ promotional scholarship, which bore fruit in a new production on the same stage, in which he also performed: ‘Wszystkie misie lubią miód’ [All Bears Like Honey], directed by Mikita Valadzko (2016).
At the National Stary Theatre, Krystian Durman made his debut in the double role of Brother McDonald and a representative of the ‘Gays Support the Miners’ group in Paweł Demirski’s ‘Triumph of the Will’, directed by Monika Strzępka (31.12.2016). These are not, however, all the characters he plays that stand out in this performance. ‘At another point’, writes Katarzyna Oczkowska, ‘he turns into a snorting stallion, stamping his hooves, on whose back the Mongolian Boy is meant to win the race that will help his village survive. Running compulsively about the stage in his fur hat (…) the nine-year-old clearly knew what he was doing, because who wouldn’t be victorious on such a steed?’