A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (1975).
1 September 1975 – 31 August 1979 – The Jan Kochanowski Theatre, Opole
1 September 1979 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków
Zbigniew Kosowski is a technical perfectionist, economical and precise in his use of expressive means, endowed with a natural vis comica, simultaneously reflective and distanced. He has worked with Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Jarocki, Rudolf Zioło and Tadeusz Bradecki. Most of his roles have been in productions by Krystian Lupa – Stanisław Wyspiański’s “The Return of Odysseus”, Fiodor Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov”, Hermann Broch’s “The Sleepwalkers”, Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Malte”, Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita”, Thomas Bernhard’s “The Lime Works” and “Zarathustra”, based on Nietzsche/Schleef. In the shocking production of Yasmina Reza’s play “Art”, he was the ‘ideal incarnation of a philistine, comically tied to tradition, a level-headed realist who used to convert even emotions into money’. He often collaborates with Paweł Miśkiewicz – the superb role of the silent goldsmith Helmut in Dea Loher’s “Innocence”, the characters of Bystry and Mr. Gross, half-farcical with a psychological tone, in Elias Canetti’s “Auto da fé”, or the Man with a Map of the Sky talking about the virtues of electricity and black holes in Schimmelpfennig’s “Before/After”. Open to a new theatrical language, he fits well into productions by directors of the younger generation, such as in the role of the Uncle in Tomasz Różycki’s “Twelve Stations”, directed by Eva Rysova, or one of the characters in Miller’s “Mrs. God Halina”, directed by Maria Spiss. Roles in Jan Klata’s productions – including Doctor Denkmal in Philip K. Dick’s “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch” and the ironically portrayed printer, Aslaksen, in Henrik Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People” – reveal a creative, dynamic artist.
1998 – 38th Kalisz Theater Gatherings – award for the episodic role of Baurat in “Kalkwerk” by T. Bernhard, dir. K. Lupa.
1987 – 27th Kalisz Theater Gatherings – award for the supporting role of Walka in “The Spring of Nations in Cichy Zakątek” by A. Nowaczyński, dir. T. Bradecki.