Stage director

Born in 1968, Norbert Rakowski is a graduate of the Acting Department of the State Collage of Theatrical Arts (1994). In 2001 received his diploma in Directing from the Academy of Theatrical Arts in Warsaw. Initially he studied music, but later abandoned this area when he was admitted to the Acting Department. Before graduating, he had debuted as an actor in the Warsaw theatres Szwedzka2/4 and The Small Theatre. At the National Overview of Theatrical Diploma Productions (Łód, 1994), he received the Theatre Critic’s Best Actor Award. In 1994 he joined a company of actors named the Współczesny Theatre in Warsaw. Later, he played several parts in TV Theatres and collaborated with a number of directors, including Filip Bajon, Izabela Cywińska, Krystian Lupa, Piotr Mikucki, Maciej Englert, Volker Schloendorf, Maciej Wojtyszko, and Andrzej Wajda.  Since 1997, he has worked as an assistant director of TV theatres and a feature film (dir. F. Falk), and as a director of documentary films. In July 1999 he debuted as a theatre director with his original production Suddenly for the Studio Theatre in Warsaw, and in February 2001 he staged his diploma production of Robert Anderson’s Solitaire for the Współczesny Theatre in Warsaw. Since then, he has prepared more than twenty plays, and recently has been devoted to contemporary dance theatre.

 

Directed Performances 

Celebration / Festen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M.Rukov & T.Vinterberg . . . The Kochanowski’s Theatre / Opole 2016

The Cherry Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Michael Chekhov . . . Theater im.St.Jaracza  /  Olsztyn 2016

The Coronation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Marek Modzelewski . . . Divadlo Komedie / Praque 2015

An hour of peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Florian Zeller . . . Modern Theater /  Szczecin 2015

The Misanthrope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Moliere . . . Theatre im. W. Horzycy / Torun 2014

The Inspector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Mikołaj Gogol . . . Theatre im.W.Bogusławskiego / Kalisz 2013

The Idiot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiodor Dostojewski . . . Stage Sarego 7 of Theatre Bagatela / Krakow 2013

Gossip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .  Francis Veber . . . Theatre im.W.Bogusławskiego  /  Kalisz 2012

Inscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerard Sibleyras . . . Theatre im.W.Bogusławskiego  /  Calisia 2011

Merylin/Slingshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikolay Kolada . . . The Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy /  Warsaw 2011

Dead Man’s Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Ruhl . . . Modern Theater /  Szczecin 2011

Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hanoch Levin  . . . Theater Nowy   /  Łódź 2011

Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .  Maksym Kuroczkin  . . . Theater Nowy  /  Łódź 2010

Beautiful Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacque Offenbach . . . Opera na Zamku  /  Szczecin 2009

Elling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Axel Hellstenius . . . Theater im.St.Jaracza  /  Olsztyn 2009

Pocket Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G. Garden & C. McLeod . . . Comedy Theater  /  Warszawa 2009   /  Grand Prix – Korczak Festival 2010

Gossip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Francis Veber . . . Theater Powszechny  /  Łódź 2008   /  Golden  Mask – Best Director

Inscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerard Sibleyras . . . Theater im.St.Jaracza  /  Olsztyn 2007

Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  authorial. . . Stary Browar / Poznań  /  Fabryka Trzciny 2006

Festen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M.Rukov & T.Vinterberg . . . Theater im.W.Horzycy  /  Toruń 2005

Closer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patric Marber . . . Modern Theater /  Szczecin 2005

Testosteron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Andrzej Saramonowicz . . . Theater Powszechny  /  Łódź 2004

Bluebeard-Hope For Women. . . . . . . . . . . Dea Loher . . . Theater im.W.Bogusławskiego  /  Kalisz  2004

Merylin Murlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikolay Kolada . . .Theater im.W.Horzycy  /  Toruń 2004

Gagarin Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Gregory Burke . . . Polish Theater  /  Bielsko-Biała 2003

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yasmina Reza . . . Theater im.W.Bogusławskiego  /  Kalisz 2002

Solitaire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Robert Anderson . . . The Modern Theater /  Warszawa 2001   /  diploma director

Suddenly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  authorial . . . Theater Studio  /  Warszawa 2000

 

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