Actors

Actors

Małgorzata Zawadzka

Małgorzata Zawadzka

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (2001).
26 September 2000 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków

Małgorzata Zawadzka is an expressive, exuberant actress who builds highly nuanced characters, giving them a distinct outline. She performed in Krystian Lupa’s “Zarathustra” and “Factory 2”, in which she played the colourful character of International Velvet from Andy Warhol’s retinue. She transformed herself into Jadwiga Andegaweńska in Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s experimental play “Gallery of Polish Kings” and daringly played three roles in Strzępka/Demirski’s “The Battle of Warsaw 1920”. She fits well into the styles of other directors, such as Łukasz Twarkowski (the multimedia “Acropolis”), Weronika Szczawińska (“Genius in a Turtleneck”, in which she delighted audiences as the Amnesiophobe) and Michał Borczuch (Lota in “Werther”, Rita in “Brand. The City. The Chosen Ones”), Barbara Wysocka (Magdalena in “The Drunks”) and Michał Zadara (“Iphigenia: A New Tragedy” and “Utopia Coming Right Up”). She showed true artistry in the popular play “The Queen’s Peacock”, directed by Paweł Świątek. Łukasz Maciejewski praised her in Teatr: ‘Małgorzata Zawadzka (perhaps this is the best role in the outstanding actress’s entire career) wanders from one end of the stage to the other, brushes aside a luxuriant horse’s tail and babbles some kind of nonsense about the European Union’. She played another excellent role in the play “The Undivine Comedy: I’M GONNA TELL GOD EVERYTHING!” by the Strzępka/Demirski duo: ‘An Israeli Auschwitz tour group suddenly emerges from the sewer, unable to find their way in Poland because all of the streets are described in “anti-semitic language”’ (Mike Urbaniak). She is delightful in the equivocal, striking role of Mrs. Stockmann in Jan Klata’s “An Enemy of the People”. According to Olga Katafiasz: ‘Intriguing Mrs. Stockmann (…) a sophisticated, fashionable woman – unexpectedly abandons the pose of the dissatisfied wife of a social activist’.

Awards

2013 – Competition for Staging Polish Contemporary Theater – ensemble acting award for the play “The Queen’s Peacock,” based on D. Masłowska, dir. P. Świątek

In the Theatre

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