Theatre critic and English language translator. Co-originator and editor of The Rehearsal. Irregular Theatre Journal. Performer, fringe theatre actor and reciter. Award winner of all-Poland dramatic interpretation contests. Fourth-year student at Drama and Theatre Arts Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna (Masters studies).
As a runaway from State Acting and Puppet School, Patryk Czaplicki decided to explore less conventional and obvious acting techniques and focused on experimental and fringe theatre. He trained in physical acting (Travel Agency Theatre, Poland), traditional techniques (commedia dell’arte, master: Giovanni Pampiglione), and dance theatre (maestra: Liliana Owoc- Pierzchala). Patryk Czaplicki considers extensive physical presence on stage to be the key to focused ‘here and now’ open and free acting.
Significant Projects 2005:
• International Workshop for Young Theatre Critics at the 3rd Theatre Festival Dialog-Wroclaw 2005 conducted by: Andrea Tompa, Yun-Cheol Kim, Dariusz Kosinski and Fintan O’Toole.
• 14th Session of the International School of Theatre Anthropology. Director: Eugenio Barba. Subject: Improvisation: Memory, Repetition, Discontinuity. Trainings led by: Odin Teatret actors and Ileana Citaristi (Mangala Charan, Odissi Dance), Gennadi Bogdanov (biomechanics), Ana Wolf (Tadashi Suzuki’s technique).
• Blue, Hand2Mouth Theatre (USA)/Stacja Szamocin Theatre (Poland), an outdoor performance.
Assistant to Luba Zarembinska during her residency in Salem and Portland.