Jacek Głomb Named Polish “Theatre Person 2018”

Jacek Głomb Named Polish “Theatre Person 2018”
Jacek Głomb, Copyrights Jacek Głomb

Jacek Głomb, Copyrights Jacek Głomb

Jacek Głomb, Polish director and Artistic Director of the Modjeska Theatre in Legnica, has just been named the “Theatre Person 2018.” The prestigious award is given annually by the Zygmunt Hübner Foundation to an eminent Polish theatre artist whose work follows Hübner’s idea; Hübner was one of the most significant twentieth-century Polish theatre-makers. In particular, the awardee work must embrace the idea of Theatre as an artistic and social mission, shaping the audiences in relation to their receptive strategies and their citizenship. He/she must be an eminent artist who continuously contributes to and develop Polish theatrical landscape. In previous years, the awardees were Anna Augustynowicz, Piotr Cieplak, Jan Englert, and Jerzy Trela. The ceremony happens on the 27th Of March, the World Theatre Day.


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Kasia Lech

regional managing editor - Poland

Kasia Lech is a scholar, actor, storyteller, puppeteer, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Music and Performing Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University. Prior to her arrival at CCCU in 2013, Kasia worked as a guest Lecturer in Drama at University College Dublin in Ireland and as an Assistant Lecturer in Verse Speaking at the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Wrocław in Poland. Kasia trained as an actor in puppetry and has performed in numerous productions in Poland and Ireland, including starring as the Grey Cat, a puppet that co-hosted the awarded live TV show for children CyberMysz on Polish national television. Kasia is a co-founder and the Artistic Liaison of Polish Theatre Ireland – a multicultural theatre company based in Dublin. She holds a PhD from University College Dublin; her research was supported by the Irish Research Council. She has published on verse and verse drama in contemporary performance, Spanish, Polish, and Irish theatres, translation, theatre and animal rights, and puppetry. Her research interests also include actor training and performance of poetry and her translation of Kate O’Shea’s poems has been published by Translation Ireland. Kasia also runs a project Bubble Revolution that engages with the process of performing translation and looks at the role of non-native speaking actors in staging translation.

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