Actors

Actors

Szymon Czacki

Szymon Czacki

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (2006).
15 March 2006 – 31 August 2010 – The Współczesny Theatre, Wrocław
1 September 2012 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków

Szymon Czacki is an unusually expressive actor with a wide range of skills at his command. He delighted audiences as the cynical, ruthless politician Sigismund III Vasa in Garbaczewski’s “Gallery of Polish Kings” and as the smooth-talking character of Mortimer in Anna Augustynowicz’s “Edward II”. He’s seductive in the role of the Spectrophobe in Weronika Szczawińska’s “Genius in a Turtleneck”, a role which demands formal discipline and being completely in synch with his partners. His character of the grotesque rocker Stanisław Retro in Paweł Świątek’s “The Queen’s Peacock” was extremely successful: ‘This apparently nonsensical narration, these stories about the lack of an erection (…) hide laughter through tears. Because this absurdity served to us from the stage – we encounter it every day; periodicals such as Pani domu and Tele tydzień are full of such Stanisław Retros. Such is the backwater we live in, familiar and domesticated’, wrote Kama Pawlicka. Czacki shone as Rothschild/The Wolf of Wall Street in “The Undivine Comedy: I’M GONNA TELL GOD EVERYTHING!”, directed by Monika Strzępka: ‘The main negative character is Rothschild, a Jewish plutocrat, a wolf in human clothing – the Wolf of Wall Street (the sensational Szymon Czacki). His personal religion is the making of a fortune at the expense of commoners, for this provides some life insurance even in catastrophic times, when there’s nothing left for us but to pray. But we’re not talking about the Holocaust – just about a financial crash’ (Jacek Cieślak, Rzeczpospolita). This actor also excellently transformed himself into an American producer, seeking a place in Hollywood for the play’s lead heroine (in “The Gorgonowa Affair” by the Janiczak/Rubin duo), and also into several characters (including Konrad Swinarski) in Garbaczewski’s “Hamlet”.

The actor’s improvisational talents and readiness to experiment came to the fore in such productions as Jelinek’s “Supplicants” (on the burning issue of immigrants in Europe), staged by Paweł Miśkiewicz, and “The Decalog,” a dialogue with Christian tradition created by Chinese director Tian Gebing.

Awards

2015 – S. Wyspiański Award
2013 – Koszalin M-Theater Youth Confrontations Festival – best actor award for his role in “The Queen’s Peacock,” based on D. Masłowska, dir. P. Świątek

In the Theatre

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