AGATA ŻYCZKOWSKA

ACTRESS / PERFORMER / THEATRE DIRECTOR  / DRAMATURGIST

Actress, performer, director, dramaturge and producer. A graduate of the Acting Department of the L. Schiller Łódź Film School (2001). Since the very start of her career she was interested in the physical theatre, she took part in projects by Eugenio Barba and Odin Teatret (Denmark). She performed in many shows collaborating with choreographers and directors such as Jérôme Bel (a Polish version of The Show Must Go On), Anna de Manincor/ZimmerFrei, Thomas Harzem, Iwona Kempa, Paweł Paszta. Winner of the H. Konieczka award For Best Young Actress in the season 2002/2003 and an award for her performance of Venticelli in Amadeusz directed by Waldemar Zawodziński, in which she also was the director's assistant, and a team award during the I Festiwal Prapremier festival in Bydgoszcz in 2002 for Rodzina Wampira directed by Paweł Szkotak (where she also worked as the director's assistant on this show).

Former Editor in Chief of the social and cultural periodical RAZEM. Świat w naszych oczach [TOGETHER. The world through our eyes] (2003-2007). She collaborated with the Ciało/Umysł Foundation as coordinator and producer of the Ciało/Umysł Festival and the Warsaw Dance Stage (2011-2013). She ran a number of educational and cultural project for youth in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz and Dawid Żakowski. Chairperson of the Theatre Developement Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ (since 2009) and the director of the Dance Art Center in Warsaw (since 2017). Founder of the HOTELOKO movement makers (2011) where she produced, directed and starred in a dozen or so shows. She directed four performances in collaboration with Magdalena Przybysz: frau/mujer/femme (2016), #moiprzyjacieletancza (2016), Absolutely Fabulous Dancers (2017), INSTA SHOW (2018) and a spectacle for children and young adults entitled DARKLENA (2018) in collaboration with Wojciech Grudziński.