Actors

Actors

Michał Majnicz

Michał Majnicz

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (2003).
1 September 2002 – 31 July 2010 – The Jan Kochanowski Theatre, Opole
1 September 2007 – 31 August 2013 – The Polish Theatre, Wrocław
1 October 2013 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków

This talented actor with distinct expression has played significant roles in stage productions by Maja Kleczewska, Monika Strzępka, Jan Klata and Marek Fiedor. On our stage, he played the Joker in Anna Augustynowicz’s “Edward II”, which was a composite of several different roles, and in Janiczak and Rubin’s “The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds”, he transformed himself into the character of Konrad, in revolt against patriotic duties. He displayed theatrical mastery in the role of Piłsudski, a portrayal that was contrary to the usual image of the Chief of State, in Demirski and Strzępka’s “The Battle of Warsaw 1920” – a character who escapes into dreams, is full of hesitation and avoids decisions. He perfectly transformed himself into the character of the Doctor/Guardian in “The Old Woman Broods”, directed by Marcin Liber, which is filled with an atmosphere of catastrophe, as well as the Devil/Pankracy in “The Undivine Comedy: I’M GONNA TELL GOD EVERYTHING!” by the Strzępka/Demirski duo, which has received numerous awards: ‘In the excellent monologue by the Devil/Pankracy (Michał Majnicz), a radical call for mutiny is expressed from the stage. But behind this fierce protest against rationality, conventions and political correctness is a painfully sober view of reality’ (Michał Centkowski). The actor often works with Ewa Wyskoczyl – on our stage, he plays the colourful character of Jasieński, a futuristic poet who met a tragic fate, in a monodrama written and directed by her. According to Witold Mrozek, thanks to the role of the editor Hovstad (in “An Enemy of the People”), ‘a sense of humour has returned to Klata’s theatre. Let us take, for example, Michał Majnicz beating himself with an artichoke in the role of the frustrated editor-in-chief of a local newspaper, torn between left-wing views and the cynical practice of everyday editorial work’.

Awards

2015 – S. Wyspiański Award
2014 – 20th Polish Competition for Staging Polish Contemporary Dramas – Ensemble Acting Award for the actors of “Battle of Warsaw 1920” by P. Demirski, dir. M. Strzępka

In the Theatre

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