Jacek Mąka

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Jacek Mąka

A graduate of the The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. He has been part of the Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock ensemble since 1984, and also performed in a number of Polish and foreign theatres, such as: Teatr Nowy in Lodz, Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, La Comedie de Saint Etienne, Théâtre de la Colline, Théâtre de la Tempête, Théâtre Ouvert, Théâtre Gérard Philipe à Saint-Denis, Théâtre National de Strasbourg in France . His stage debut in the Stefan Żeromski Theatre is the role in Bernard-Marie Koltès’s’ “Zachodnie Wybrzeże” (Quay West), directed by Kuba Kowalski.

In The Żeromski’s Theatre as:

  • Werle in „The Wild Duck” by Henrik Ibsen, director Franciszek Szumiński (2019)
  • Casparus van Houten in „≈[Almost equal to]” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, director Una Thorleifsdottir (2019)
  • Mr Jaskóła in „The Horizon” by Wiesław Myśliwski, director Michał Kotański (2019)
  • Edward Wurzel in „Shear Madness” by Paul Pörtner, director Jerzy Bończak (2018)
  • Mikołaj in „Bem. Cannon man return” by Maciej Łubieński, directed by Michał Walczak (2018)
  • Prince in „As you like it” among to William Shakespeare, text Maja Kleczewska, Łukasz Chotkowski, directed by Maja Kleczewska (2018)
  • Orgon in „Tartuffe” by Molier, directed by Ewa Rucińska (2018)
  • Kurtz 2 in „The Darkness” by Paweł Demirski, directed by Monika Strzępka (2017),
  • Maurycy Koch in „West Coast” by Bernard-Marie Koltès, directed by Kuba Kowalski (2016)

He considers his major parts to be:

  • A Passer-by in ”Kochane pieniążki” (“Funny Money”) by Ray Cooney, directed by Stefan Freidmann, (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2016)
  • The Boss in “Opowieści o zwyczajnym szaleństwie” (“Wrong Side Up”) by Petr Zelenka, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2015)
  • Joseph K. in ”The Trial” by Franz Kafka , directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2014)
  • Guardian Angel in ”Kochankowie nie z tej ziemi” (“Spirit Level”) by Pam Valentine, directed by Piotr Urbaniak (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2012)
  • in ”Żeglarz” (“The Sailor”) by Jerzy Szaniawski, directed by Maciej Kowalewski (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2012)
  • The Father in ”Być jak Kazimierz Deyna” (“Being Kazmierz Deyna”) by Radosław Paczocha, directed by Michał Kotański (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2012)
  • in ”Farsa mistrza Pathelina”, (“The Farce of Master Pathelin”), directed by Hassan Kassi Kouyaté (La Comedie de Saint Etienne, 2011)
  • Mr Jourdain in “Mieszczanin szlachcicem” (“The Middle-Class Aristocrat”) by Molière, directed by Zbigniew Lesień (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2011)
  • in “Ashes to Ashes” by Harold Pinter, directed by Yves Bombay (La Comedie de Saint Etienne, 2010)
  • in „Macbeth” by Müller, directed by Jean-Claude Berutti (La Comedie de Saint Etienne, 2010)
  • The Voivode in ”Mazepa” by Juliusz Słowacki, directed by Krzysztof Prus (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2009)
  • Mr Griffin in ”Dzikie żądze” (“Wild Things”) by John Tobias, directed by Stefan Friedmann (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2008)
  • in “Teatr Bruno Schultza” (”Bruno Schultz’s Theatre”) by Bruno Schultz, directed by Andrzej Maria Marczewski (Studio Teatr Mentalny in Warsaw, 2008)
  • Prince Himalaj in ”Operetka” (“The Operetta”) by Witold Gombrowicz, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2008)
  • in “La Maison Brûlée” by August Strindberg, directed by Aurélia Guillet (Théâtre National de Strasbourg, 2007)
  • in “Do Damaszku” (“The Road to Damascus”) by August Strindberg, directed by Robert Cantarella (Théâtre de la Colline, 2004)
  • Harpagon in ”Skąpiec” (“The Miser”) by Molière, directed by Jacek Andrucki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2004)
  • Ignacy (Father and King) in ”Ślub” (“The Wedding”) by Witold Gombrowicz, directed by Krzysztof Prus (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2003)
  • in “Jak wam się podoba” (“As You Like It”) by William Shakespeare, directed by Jean Yves Ruf (MC93 Bobigny, 2003)
  • in “Silures” by William Shakespeare, directed by Jean Yves Ruf (MC93 Bobigny, 2003)
  • Satan, Pope, First Lad, Tsar in ”Kordian” by Juliusz Słowacki, directed by Linas Marijus Zaikauskas (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2002)
  • George in ”Za rok o tej samej porze” (“Same Time Next Year”) by Bernard Slade, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2002)
  • in “Sur la grande-route” by Anton Chekhov, directed by Antoine Caubet (Théâtre Gérard Philipe à Saint-Denis, 2002)
  • Czepiec in ”Wesele” (“The Wedding”) by Stanisław Wyspiański, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2001)
  • Macbeth in ”Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, directed by Jacek Andrucki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2001)
  • Professor Abraham Van Helsing in ”Dracula” by Bram Stoker, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2000)
  • Author, Pimko in ”Ferdydurke” by Witold Gombrowicz, directed by Andrzej Maria Marczewski (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1999)
  • Cześnik in ”Zemsta” (“The Revenge”) by Aleksander Fredro, directed by Tomasz Grochoczyński (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1999)
  • The Count in ”Pan Tadeusz” by Adam Mickiewicz, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1998)
  • in “Les Gens déraisonnables sont en voie de disparition” by Peter Handke, directed by Christophe Perton (Théâtre de la Colline, 1998)
  • Waschutz the Solicitor in ”Ja jestem Żyd z Wesela” (I am the Jew from ‘Wesele’) by Roman Brandstaetter, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1997)
  • in “Hamlet” by William Shakespear, directed by Robert Cantarella (Théâtre de Gennevilliers, 1997)
  • in “Wesele” (“The Wedding”) by Stanisław Wyspiański, directed by Stanislas Nordey (Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, 1996)
  • in “Wujaszek Wania” (“Uncle Vanya”) by Anton Chekhov, directed by Robert Cantarella (Théâtre de la Tempête, 1996)
  • in “Ambulans” (“Ambulance”) by Gregory Mottona, directed by Antoine Caubet (Théâtre Gérard Philipe à Saint-Denis, 1995)
  • in “Le Renard du Nord” by Noëlle Renaude, directed by Robert Cantarella (Théâtre Ouvert, 1995)
  • Ubu in ”Ubu król, czyli Polacy” (Ubu the King) by Alfred Jarry, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1995)
  • Don Juan in ”Don Juan, czyli Kamienny gość” (“Dom Juan or the Feast with the Statute”) by Molière, directed by Robert Cantarella (Teatr Nowy in Lodz, 1992)
  • in ”Bóg” (“The God”) by Woody Allen, directed by Marek Mokrowiecki (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1990)
  • Siemion Siemionowicz Podsiekalnikow in „Samobójcy” (“The Suicide”) by Nikolai Erdman, directed by Wojciech Adamczyk (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1989)
  • Jean in ”Panna Julia”, (“Miss Julia”) directed by Ryszard Krzyszycha (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1986)
  • Tartuffe in ”Świętoszek” (“Tartuffe, or The Impostor”) by Molière, directed by Maciej Dzienisiewicz (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1985)
  • Jan in ”Ciotuna” (“The Auntie”) by Aleksander Fredro, directed by Wanda Laskowska (Wojciech Bogusławski Theatre in Kalisz, 1982)
  • Coryphaeus in ”Król Edyp” (“Oedipus the King”) by Sophocles, directed by Gustaw Holoubek (The Dramatic Theatre of the Capital City of Warsaw, 1982)
    As a director:
  • ”Drugi pokój” (“The Other Room”) by Zbigniew Herbert (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 2008)
  • “Spowiedź szaleńca” (“The Confession of a Fool”) by August Szaniawski (Jerzy Szaniawski Drama Theatre in Płock, 1988)

Awards:

  • 2019 Dzika Róża Dziennikarzy (Journalists Wild Rose Award)
  • 2002 – Srebrny Krzyż Zasługi (Silver Cross of Merit)
  • Srebrna Maska (Silver Mask Award, four times)– the award of the Płockie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Teatru (Płock Fiends of Theatre Association )

 

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