Meeting with Maja Komorowska

Meeting with Maja Komorowska


Date: 25.08.2018 (Saturday)

Time: 6 pm

Place: Room C_101 in Art_Inkubator in Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, 3 Tymienieckiego Street

Tickets:  free admission / prior reservation of seats is required

Participants' age: no limits


We invite you for an extraordinary meeting with a theater and film actress, teacher, professor at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Warsaw - Maja Komorowska. During her career, she has cooperated with many prominent theater directors and major film directors. During the meeting, we will listen to stories about great figures of the Polish theater and film scene, the process of building a role, about working with young actors, and, above all, let us get to know Maja Komorowska - the charismatic personality of Polish acting.

The meeting will be combined with reading poetry. During the evening, we will hear the poems of the greatest Polish poets. The choice of texts is not accidental - each of them is associated with some personal experience and experience of the artist. Thanks to this, they acquire a new meaning, and an extraordinary relationship is created between the actress and the listeners. For Maja Komorowska, meetings with the audience are extremely important. They are held in many Polish and foreign cities. An outstanding Polish actress has been attending them for many years.


Maja Komorowska - (Maria Tyszkiewicz) born on December 23, 1937 in Warsaw. Theater and film actress, teacher. Professor at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Warsaw, associated with this school since 1983. In 1960 she graduated from the Acting Department (Puppetry Department) of the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków. In 1963, she passed an extramural actor's examination. She made her debut in 1960 at the Groteska Theater in Krakow, where she worked in the 1960/61 season. In the seasons from 1961/62 to 1967/68 she belonged to the group of the 13 Rzędów Theater in Opole - transformed in 1962 into Teatr Laboratorium (from 1965 with headquarters in Wrocław) - under the direction of Jerzy Grotowski.After seven years of working in the theater of Jerzy Grotowski, she joined the team of Współczesny Theater in Wrocław and acted as its actress in the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons, and later in the 1970/71 and 1971/72 seasons of the Polski Theater in Wrocław. From 1972, she is in the team of the Współczesny Theater in Warsaw. She has worked with many prominent theater directors: Erwin Axer, Maciej Englert, Jerzy Grotowski, Jerzy Jarocki, Helmut Kajzar, Jerzy Krasowski, Krystyna Skuszanka, Bohdan Korzeniewski, Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski, and cinematographers: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Tadeusz Konwicki, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussim, Edward Żebrowski and others. She played in Polish and foreign films. She created over 30 significant roles in television theater performances. She currently plays in the spectacles: "Despite everything" by J. Murrell directed by Waldemar Śmigasiewicz at the Współczesny Theater and in Happy Days by S. Beckett directed by Antoni Libera as a guest at the Dramatyczny Theatre in Warsaw.

She received many Polish and foreign awards for outstanding acting creations, including the Great Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2011), and the French Commander's insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters (2010) awarded by the French Embassy.

Involved in social affairs, during the martial law period she worked in the Primate's Social Council and in the Committee for Assistance of the Interned and their Families, later in S.O.S with Jacek Kuroń. Today she is a member of the Oncology Hospice Council.

In 1993, Maja Komorowska published a book entitled "31 dni maja" (Tenten Publishing House), in 2004 "Landscape" talks with Barbara Osterloff and Maja Komorowska (Errata Publishing House), and in 2014 "Neverending questions", a book written with Tadeusz Sobolewski (published by the Mazovia Institute of Culture in cooperation with Publishing House Czuły Barbarzyniec Press). In 2017 "Landscape. Conversations with Maja Komorowska, old and new " Barbara Ostrloff (Zbigniew Raszewski Theater Institute).