A graduate of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków /1980/
1 July 1980 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Rafał Jędrzejczyk has been associated with the Stary Theatre since the beginning of his acting career, performing in plays directed by Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Jarocki, Krystian Lupa, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Tadeusz Bradecki, Rudolf Zioło, Kazimierz Kutz and Marek Fiedor. Jan Klata has made use of Rafał Jędrzejczyk’s distinctive acting potential, entrusting him with roles in such plays as “Oresteia” based on Aeschylus, “The Road to Damascus” based on Strindberg and Alfred Jarry’s “King Ubu”. Audiences appreciated his expressively depicted character, the Man from Poznań, in the renowned play “The Battle of Warsaw 1920”, which was the debut of the Demirski/Strzępka duo at the Stary Theatre. The play, which forced people to draw uncomfortable conclusions about Poland’s history, received a collective acting award in the Competition for the Staging of a Polish Contemporary Play. Jędrzejczyk also performed in the stage production of Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”, directed by Mariusz Grzegorzek, and Witkacy’s “Gyubal Wahazar”, directed by Paweł Świątek. He’s an actor with extraordinary vocal talent and a distinctive vis comica. He’s magnificent as a singing master of ceremonies and has worked with the “Piwnica pod Baranami” cabaret for over twenty years, where he performs songs by Grzegorz Turnau, Zygmunt Konieczny, Andrzej Zarycki, Stanisław Radwan and Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz (in 2010, he released a solo album titled Jeszcze się wszystko da odkręcić [It’s Not Too Late to Reverse Everything]). He is known to the wider public from his appearance in serials (“As Years Go By, As Days Go By”, “Closer, Ever Closer”, “The World According to Good-for-Nothings”) and Kraków TV programmes. He’s the founder of the Kraków-based “SPOT” Theatre Studio and a lecturer at Drama Studio. He writes song lyrics, theatre scripts and children’s books.