A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków /1996/
1 April 2000 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Małgorzata Gałkowska is a highly-talented actress with artistic self-awareness, a boyish figure and a low, sensual voice. She takes on new, diverse challenges with great passion and dedication. One of these challenges was the character of David Cameron aka Margaret Thatcher in the daring and ironic play “David’s Formidable Speech on Europe”, directed by Paweł Świątek (which premiered at the Deutsche Theatre in Berlin, 2013, during the international project Mitos21), performed in Kraków as the expressive and meaningful “support” for Demirski/Strzępka’s “The Battle of Warsaw 1920”. Those who saw Brecht’s “The Bakery”, directed by Wojtek Klemm, won’t forget the character of Miss Hippler – singing like a rock star in tight, black leather, domineering, full of hypocrisy and sex appeal – a lieutenant of the Salvation Army in her version of this character. At the Stary Theatre, she regularly works with Jan Klata. Her performance as Cassandra in “Oresteia” astounded audiences with its heart-rending, almost unbearable, tragically incomprehensible prophecy. Gałkowska also fit well into Jan Klata’s theatrical style in his later plays, in such roles as frail, excitable, eyelash-fluttering Helena Kurcewiczówna and anaemic Zosia Boska in “The Trilogy”. She also effortlessly transformed herself into several characters (Pani, Andromaka, Rebeka) in the spectacular “cultural recycling”, as critics have called the multimedia, visually captivating show “Acropolis” based on Stanisław Wyspiański, directed by Łukasz Twarkowski. An impressive undertaking for this actress was the role of Casimir I the Restorer, lost in the dark turmoil of history, in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s film-theatre production of “Gallery of Polish Kings”.
It has now become a tradition that the actress is given male roles, by Krzysztof Garbaczewski (the Gravedigger, an Actor in “Hamlet”) and by Konstantin Bogomolov (Porfiry Glagolyev in “Platonov”); another challenge came when she participated in the Polish/Chinese production of “the Decalog” by Tian Gebing.