Maja Kleczewska

Maja Kleczewska (b. 1973), a highly acclaimed and one of the most provocative Polish artists whom critics have dubbed a rebel and experimenter. She majored in theatre directing at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Krakow and in psychology at the Warsaw University. During her studies she worked with acclaimed theatre directors Krzysztof Warlikowski and Krystian Lupa (as his assistant at Stary Teatr [the Old Theatre] in Krakow). She has been highly applauded for her productions of Büchner’s Woyzeck (2005); Shakespeare’s Macbeth (2004), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2006) and The Tempest (2012), and Racine’s Phèdre (2009). In 2010 Maja Kleczewska directed Zubel’s Between and Nowak’s Sudden Rain at the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw. In 2007 she received the Polityka magazine Paszport Award in the Theatre category for “her uncompromising albeit wise incorporation of a contemporary sense of insecurity into classical storylines and for her pictorial imagination that provides for the construction of fascinating worlds on stage.”