Krzysztof Zarzecki (a guest actor)
A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków.
11 January 2005 – 1 September 2012 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
17 September 2013 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Krzysztof Zarzecki is a brave revolutionary of the theatre whose roles trigger extreme emotions. He has acted in over 30 plays in Poland’s best theatres, including productions directed by Michał Borczuch (“Lulu”, “The Snow Queen”, “Leonce and Lena”), Krzysztof Garbaczewski (“The Sexual Life of Savages”, “Possessed”, “Nirvana”), Michał Zadara (“The Wedding”, “Utopia Is Coming Soon”, “Mikołaj Rej’s Merchant”), Maja Kleczewska (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”), Wiktor Rubin (“Killing the Second Dog”, “Terrordrom Breslau”), and Jan Klata (“The Road to Damascus”). Spontaneous and creative, he loves theatrical challenges, such as the role of Hans Frank in Garbaczewski’s multimedia “Gallery of Polish Kings” or the enigmatic Andrzej Towiański in the play “The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds”, by the Janiczak/Rubin duo (both at the Stary Theatre). He eagerly takes on roles requiring him to go beyond traditional theatre (radio plays and performances created with youths). He gained recognition for his original depiction of the character of Werther at the Stary Theatre: ‘Werther displays, above all, a lovesick delirium, to which he completely succumbs. This is the first time that Borczuch has so radically played with space. It mirrors Werther’s gradual disintegration – that which is internal has become externalized’ (Marta Bryś). As Staś Zaremba in Rubin’s “The Gorgonowa Affair”, he forms an excellent duo with his onstage sister: ‘Jaśmina Polak’s Lusia has a body and knows how to use it, while Zarzecki’s Staś hides the body of a mature man beneath a grotesquely naive school uniform. Both of them rather imitate children, than play them. Terrible thoughts and desires pour forth. “I don’t know, are they my desires or hers?”, says Staś’ (Paweł Soszyński). In Garbaczewski’s staging of “Hamlet”, he became one of three Hamlets – stuck in inertia, schizophrenic, unable to love and completely lacking the will to act.
2010 – KONTAKT International Theater Festival – award for the best young artist of the festival for the leading role in “Werther,” dir. M. Borczuch