JERZY SATANOWSKI (Composer)
Born August 23, 1947 in Warsaw. Composer, arranger and director of musical performances. A graduate of Department of Polish Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Selfeducated in music. A rock band vocalist and guitarist during his high school years. Debuted as a theatrical composer in 1972 at the Boguslawski Theater in Kalisz with the music for “Trucizna, milosc i spiew”, based on texts by E. Stachura. Since then has composed music for over three hundred plays performed at Polish and European theaters. Cooperated with almost every theatre in Poland, including Polish TV, and wrote music for overseas productions in Vienna (Burg
Theater), Zurich (Schauspielhaus), Helsinki (National Theater), Leningrad (Towstonogow Theater), Bonn, Geneva, Kassel, Graz, Dusseldorf, Wiesbaden, Krajina and Teheran.
As a theatrical composer worked with the following artists, amongst others: Erwinem Akserem, Maciejem Prusem, Izabelą Cywińską, Janem Englertem, Maciejem Englertem, Adamem Hanuszkiewiczem, Gustawem Holoubkiem, Krzysztofem Zaleskim, Agnieszką Holland, Laco Adamikiem, Tadeuszem Łomnickim.
Jerzy wrote music for all performances directed by Janusz Wisniewski who was the recipient of the following awards: Grand Prix at BITEF Festival in Belgrade in 1983 for „Ponopticum à la Madame Tissau” and „Koniec Europy”; Grand Prixfor Panopticum à la Madame Tissau and Koniec Europy at Theatre of the Nations Festival in Nancy in 1984; Fringe First for Koniec Europy in 1985 and Fringe First for Modlitwy chorego przed nocą in 1986 at Edinburgh Theatre Festival.
Jerzy Satanowski composed music for films, working with Stanisław Różewicz, Filip Bajon, Marek Koterski, Andrzej Domalik, Janusz Zaorski, Robert Gliński, Andrzej Kondratiuk, Januszem Kondratiuk, Maciej Wojtyszka, Jerzy Domaradzki. He directed over a dozen original musical performances: „Decadanse”, „ List do Pozostałych”, ”Wszystkie babskie środki przeciwko śmierci”, „Mr B” at „Teatrze Nowym” in Poznan; „Śpiewniczek upiornych kantyczek”, ”Rodzina Dreptaków”, „Domofon” at „Teatr na Woli” in Warsaw; „Nie żałuje”, „Zanim będziesz u brzegu” , „AntySzanty”, ”Stop Klatka” at „Teatr Atelier” in Sopot”; Ulica Szarlatanów”, Konie Narowiste” at “Spiewajmy Poezje” (Lets Sing Poetry) at Olsztyn Castle; „ Zabawki Pana Boga”, „Tuwim dla dorosłych”, Całujcie mnie wszyscy w odbiornik” at “Teatr Roma” in Warsaw; „ Biała Lokomotywa” at Teatr Ateneum in Warsaw.
Composed music for the following vocalists: Krystynę Jandę, Marylę Rodowicz, Katarzynę Nosowską, Edytę Geppert, Magdę Umer, Stanisławę Celińską, Justynę Steczkowską, Ewe Błaszczyk, Edytę Jungowską, Hannę
Śleszyńska, Annę Dereszowską, Katarzynę Groniec, Hannę Banaszak, Krystynę Tkacz,Piotra Fronczewskiego, Ryszarda Rynkowskiego, Mirosława Czyżykiewicza, Zbigniewa Zamachowskiego, Mariana Opanie, Jana Peszka, Michała Bajora, Mirosława Bakę, Piotra Machalicę. He received music awards for the following: „Noc listopadowa” Theater Festival in Opole 1979; „Operetka” in Wrocław 1980; „Judasz z Kariothu” Theater
Festival in Kaliszu 1981 and in Opole 1982; „Wesele”, „Dziady” and „NieBoska komedia” Theater Festivals in Opole between 198283; for musical "Miłość, czyli życie, śmierć i zmartwychwstanie” Theater Festival in Wrocław
1985; Grand Prix at the Opole Song Contest in 1986 for „To nic, że to sen”; for”Skarpetki opus 116” at Festival of Two Theaters in Sopot. Awarded for film soundtracks to „Schodami w górę, schodami w dół” and „Wrzeciono czasu” at Film Festival in Gdańsk; nominated for “Polskie Orly” for „Dzien Świra”.
Other awards: Director of Radio and TV Board Award, 1980; The Order of Polonia Restituta Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Odrodzenia Polski and Silver Medal of Merit for the Polish Culture Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis.
Currently, Jerzy Satanowski holds a position of an artistic supervisor at the Roma Musical Theater in Warsaw and is an Artistic Director of the “Pamietajmy o Osieckiej” (Lets Remember Osiecka) Song Contest.
Hanna Bondarewska is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Ambassador Theater and recently she created her one-woman show Lady based on Shakespeare's Macbeth and was also seen in They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! as Antonia, Protest as Stankova, Death of Tintagiles as Ygraine and in Summer at Nohant as George Sand. “For Hanna Bondarewska, the path to world peace not only exists, she is walking it — one artistic endeavor at a time.” – The Washington Diplomat.
Hanna Bondarewska is a native of Warsaw, Poland and was trained in the Polish and American schools of drama. Recently she earned her MFA in Classical Acting at the George Washington University and the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC.
Ms. Bondarewska produced and directed many productions including: Lady; They Don’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!; Seeking Santa, Happily Ever After, The Visitor, The Third Breast, The Madman and the Nun, Death of Tintagiles, Miracle of Saint Anthony, Summer at Nohant, Farewell to Arden, The Madman and the Nun; Forefathers, Tango, and Out at Sea to name the few.
Her one-woman show, Lenya Cum Weil, won recognition at the Kennedy Center Performing Arts Festival. Hanna performed at the Washington Shakespeare Theatre, Spectrum Theatre, Classika-Synetic Theatre, The New York Polish Theater, Hippodrome State Theatre, and Acrosstown Theater in Florida, where she also directed The Tao of Pooh, based on the book by B. Hoffman, and S. Mrożek’s Tango. Her Polish theater credits are extensive and include work in Warsaw, Bialystok, Olsztyn, Torun, Katowice, and Wroclaw with many luminaries of the Polish stage.
Ms. Bondarewska has received various honors and awards, including the ACPC Artistic Award for LADY, the PAAA Artistic Grant Award 2018/2019, 2014 & 2015 DC Metro Theater Arts Best Director, the 2013 Helen Hayes Canadian Partnership Grant Award, the St. Cyril and Methodius Award of excellence in promoting the Bulgarian Culture, the Julia Heflin Performing Arts Award, recognition by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities, identification as a National Dean's List Scholar, and others.
JUSTYNA ANNA BIELECKA
JUSTYNA ANNA BIELECKA – Multimedia Artist and Designer
Born in 1990 in Warsaw. Multimedia Artist and Graphic Designer. Actually associated with the Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa (Polish National Opera ) where she works as a video engineer with leading titles, and co creates Immer Studio – an independent multimedia arts studio focused on projects blurring the boundaries between art and technology. I am specially interested in Video Design for stage performances and installations where different fields of Art and senses are connecting. Motivated by the idea of immersion – total dive of the recipient in digital reality, which is an impulse to generate individual experiences. A graduate of the Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Graphic Design Department at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Intercollegiate Multimedia Arts Specialty at the Sound Design Department at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
AGATA UCHMAN – Costume Designer
Graduated from the ASP (Academy of Fine Arts) in Warsaw, Poland, with a degree of Master of Arts in 2002 where she studied in the Faculty of Painting and Set Design in the years 1995-2002, working as a costume designer for opera, theater and occasionally for film productions.
„Agata Uchman has thought-provoking approach to costume through textile design, investigating the effects of textile textures, colors and patterns on the audience. Agata Uchman proposes innovative perspective that connects the fields of textile design and textile technology with costume design, interpretation and construction, and with performance making in the broader sense. Her work proposes textile patterns as a tool for creating new dramatic contexts and new visual narratives (…)”. --Sofia Pantouvaki PHD, Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film in Aalto University,Costume in Focus Research Group Founder & Leader
Agata Uchman participated in numerous international projects: film productions, artistic workshops and as an artist took part in some group exhibitions. She represented Poland during exhibition “Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015” which took place in A.A. Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum, shown in the US too.
The artist was also awarded by J.Kiepura Price for The best Costumes of The Year 2018 dedicated to music theater in Poland. Moreover, Uchman got a grant from Kosciuszko Foundation for three months stay at George Washington University in 2018
SEBASTIAN KLIM – Lighting Designer
A theater and concerts lighting designer. He is responsible for the technical side of the implementation of performances. In a theater began as a musician (bass-player), but later decided to go in the direction of stage technology. He worked as a main technical coordinator of the international theater festivaRetro/Per/Spektywy 2012. He cooperated with such theaters as Theatre 21, Chorea Theatre, TR Warszawa Theatre Młyn. Now works in Zbigniew Raszewski Theater Institute. He is fascinated by the theater creation of interactive light and sound installation.