A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow /2015/
1 April 2014 – The National Stary Theatre, Krakow
He joined the National Stary Theater ensemble in 2016, performing in Michał Buszewicz’s “Telephone Book,” having previously appeared on our stage in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s “Hamlet” (a stand-in for the role of Horatio). He got noticed in the “Circle of Fifths: Fragments” graduate project based on the short stories of Szymon Bogacz, directed by Aleksandra Popławska (premiere: 2013). “One of the more successful roles seen during the festival was Maciej Charyton’s b minor. In his interpretation the young cancer victim (…) carries a burden of suppressed sorrow, yet a strange mildness of spirit shines through, the kind found in people reconciled to their inevitable death,” wrote Monika Wasilewska (Teatr, 7-8/2014).
As a student he also performed in a play by Krakow’s Nowy Theater, “Anxieties” based on Robert Musil and directed by Sebastian Krysiak (premiere: 2013): “’Anxieties’ is a theatrical exemplification of the mechanics behind a scapegoat. Basini has been caught for theft and is sentenced to physical and verbal torture. Though the boy’s guilt is declared by the leader of the group (Reiting, performed by an astonishingly boorish and rough Maciej Charyton), and in spite of the almost perfect efforts to veil his doubts, the situation remains unclear.”
The young actor (born in 1990) is always in search of new experiences. One such occasion has been the Dream Workshop with Elisabeth Kemp in New York (2012), based on Method Acting and working with dreams according to Jung’s depth psychology. This allowed him practically to come in contact with America’s cult “method,” which Lee Strasberg drew from Stanislavsky. In 2015, the actor took part in Krystian Lupa’s “SPI>RA>L” project, an installation that flirted with theater and performance art, prepared as part of the POP-UP Krakow action.
Maciej Charyton is also a music school graduate, from the accordion class.
2014 – 32nd Festival of Theater Schools in Łódź – special mention for the role of b minor in “The Circle of Fifths: Fragments,” based on S. Bogacz and directed by Aleksandra Popławska (PWST Theater School graduation project in Krakow)