A graduate of the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and an acclaimed actress active in theatre, television, cinema and radio. Permanently associated with many theatres in Warsaw, she has been a member of the National Theatre’s cast for twelve years, and continues to collaborate with it regularly.
She has worked on contemporary and classical texts, with most notable roles in plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Bergman, Goethe, Witkacy and Wyspianski and Dea Lohar. Collaboration with outstanding directors such Warlikowski, Grzegorzewski, Dejmek, Miśkiewicz, Glińska and Kolada has led her to score numerous festival awards in Poland and abroad, including the Tadeusz Łomnicki Award, Leon Schiller Award, the Grand Splendor of the Polish Radio Theatre. Privately a loving wife and a mother of two, she is also an outspoken social activist in charge of charity activities of the Daria Trafankowska Foundation which supports Polish actors in sickness or hardship.
After touring the world for ten years with her monologue Jordan, Dorota joined my project STRYJENSKA. Let’s dance, Zofia! which took off with our journey around Europe in the steps of the eponymous painter: from Poland to Munich, Paris and Geneva. The resulting performance (pra-premiered in Rome) has been appreciated by audiences and critics alike and presented countless times ever since, most notably in the Belaya Vezha Festival in Belarus where Dorota received The Best Actress Award.
Travelling together around Europe and intense research work on Stryjeńska proved to be a very bonding experience for our team. I treasure Dorota both as an excellent collaborator and a wonderful friend, and we are now developing several ideas for our future collaborations.