Actors

Actors

Krzysztof Zawadzki

Krzysztof Zawadzki

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków.
1 September 1997 – 1 October 2007 – The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Kraków
1 October 2007 – The National Stary Theatre, Kraków

This talented, charismatic actor has played many strong roles at the Stary Theatre – in Michał Borczuch’s “Werther” and “Brand. The City. The Chosen Ones”, Wojtek Klemm’s “Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome” and Jan Klata’s “King Lear”. He hasn’t allowed himself to be confined within his speciality of playing lovers, proving that he also has great comedic talent – in Wysocka’s “The Drunks” (Iwroński, the eternal marriage contender), in Mikołaj Grabowski’s “Pan Tadeusz” (the extremely delicate Count) and Peschel’s “To Be or Not to Be” (the caricature-like Gestapo agent). He displayed his vocal talents in Klata’s “Oedipus Rex”, inspired by Sophocles and Stravinsky. Zawadzki is perfectly capable of playing with his image – for example, in Krystian Lupa’s “Factory 2”, as the expressive Gerard Malanga, Warhol’s assistant, and the hypnotic transvestite Candy Darling: ‘Behind the scenes at the Factory, death constantly lies in wait, and its face is masked by a thick layer of makeup. Like in the iconic photo of Candy Darling (the phenomenal Krzysztof Zawadzki): the magnificent shot of an angelically beautiful blonde lying on a bed actually presents a man dying of leukaemia, whose body hasn’t withstood the many years of treatment which aimed to transform him into an ideal woman’ (Anna R. Burzyńska). He has shown his virtuosity in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s productions – as the expressive Superpiast in an impressive monologue filmed by the actor, himself, in “Gallery of Polish Kings”, and as the icily pragmatic Claudius in “Hamlet”. For ten seasons, this actor has played many leading roles at the Słowacki Theatre, including the moving character of Myshkin in Sass’s “The Idiot”: ‘Krzysztof Zawadzki plays not only a freak and an armchair revolutionary. He keeps in mind that Myshkin is an unsuccessful blueprint of an ideal being’ (Łukasz Drewniak).

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