Actors

Actors

 

Wiktor Loga-Skarczewski

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków /2009/

2008-2015 – Stary Theatre, Krakow

2016-2023 – Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw

2024 – Stary Theatre, Krakow

“Tracing this actor’s fascinating history on stage – in his various roles to date and, we hope, in those to come – can bring the viewer a pleasure extended over time, not on a single occasion. This involves observing how a performer can build varied and highly distinctive characters, using a wide range of tactics,” read a fragment of the justification for the verdict of the Schiller Prize, which this actor received in 2014. The jury’s decision is fully confirmed by Loga-Skarczewski’s work, both at the Stary Theatre and elsewhere.

As a student he was noticed at the 26th Festival of Theatre Schools (2008), where he received the first award for acting and the Journalists’ Prize for his roles in “The Judges,” dir. Jerzy Stuhr, and “The Good Person of Sichuan” dir. Paweł Miśkiewicz at PWST in Krakow. The same year he made his debut at the Stary Theatre in the premiere of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Bakery”; he created a powerful and dark character in Heiner Müller’s “Anatomy Titus” (both plays directed by Wojtek Klemm). Blessed with remarkable physical agility and a talent for a lightning-fast metamorphosis, the actor brilliantly navigated a grotesque mood (the Grandson in Różycki’s “Twelve Stations” or Georg in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”). He stole the show in Chekhov’s “The Seagull” as “overactive, tense Treplev (…) ready to fight the entire world for a new, true art (a ritual with the bloodletting of the killed gull), but also unsure of his talent and longing for acceptance” (Aneta Kyzioł, Polityka).

Meeting Jan Klata turned out to be fortuitous, as he was invited to join the cast of “Secret Agent Formerly Known as Coprophagia, or: Despised but Indispensable,” where he played two extremely different roles: Ziemianicz, whom he built from a sequence of unconventional movements, and handicapped Steve, sketched out in a compellingly sensitive manner. Without him, there would not have been the success of Paweł Świątek’s rendition of “The Queen’s Peacock,” staged for a Polish festival tour, which brought the actor three acting awards, including one at the 13th Portrayed Reality Festival in Zabrze (2013). This actor is always in demand – he appeared in the multimedia “Handbook of Polish Kings” directed by Krzysztof Garbaczewski, in Marcin Liber’s settling of accounts, “Being Steve Jobs,” and Mariusz Grzegorzek’s visually fascinating “Wozzeck” (in the title role) – in 2014 he received the prestigious Schiller prize for young actors.

At the Powszechny Theatre in Warsaw, where he worked on contract for eight years, he performed many brilliant roles, in plays by Michał Zadara (“Flights” and “Justice”) and “Well-Being,” directed by Árpád Schilling. At present he runs classes at the Acting Department of the Theatre Arts Academy in Krakow, where he has received a PhD in the Theatrical Arts. Apart from the theatre, he can also be seen in film and television productions. He has appeared in “The Art of Loving” (dir. Maria Sadowska) and “Military Girls” (dir. Michał Rogalski).

Awards

2014 – L. Schiller Prize for level of artistry and splendid performances on the stage of the National Stary Theatre

2013 – 53rd Kalisz Theatre Meetings—a prize for his role in “The Queen’s Peacock” based on Dorota Masłowska, dir. P. Świątek

2012 – 52nd Kalisz Theatre Meetings—young actor’s prize for his role as Simon Stimson in “Our Town,” dir. Szymon Kaczmarek

Academic Distinctions:

2009

Individual City of Krakow Creative Scholarship

2015

Scholarship for Outstanding Young Academics

In the Theatre

In the repertoire

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