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Grzegorz Kempinsky /grzegorz@kempinsky.pl/

Education

 1985-1991
 Studied Film Directing at the Film Directing Department, director
 PWSFTViT (Łódź Film School), Łódź, Poland.

1984-1985
Studied Film Studies at the STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY, Stockholm, Sweden.

Work
experience
2014 – present
Artistic Director at TEATR ŻELAZNY in Katowice

2014 – present
Artistic Director at TEATR REMONT in Gliwice

2004 present
TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice
Staff Director at the Stanisław Wyspiański Theater/ TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice

2011
Artistic Director at TEATR ZAGŁĘBIE in Sosnowiec

2004 – 2005
Programming Consultant at TEATR DRAMATYCZNY in Elbląg

2004 – 2005
Instructor at the Actor’s Studio Program at TEATR ŚLĄSKI.
(Instructor of  “Elementary Acting Goals” course.)

1996 – 2002
Professor at PWSFTViT (Łódź Film School)
Instructor of  “Working with Actors” course – an inter-departmental
program of the Directing, Acting and Cinematography Departments.

1994 – 1997
Coordinator of the Acting Department at POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL
OF DESIGN AND ADVERTISING in Łódź.
Creator of the Acting Department curriculum.
(Instructor of  “Elementary Acting Goals” course.)

1993 – 1997
Instructor at the POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ADVERTISING in Łódź.
Assistant to Professor Henryk Kluba at the Directing Department of PWSFTViT. Łódź.
Instructor at the Acting Department of PWSFTViT.

Major film
and
television
works
2013
JORDAN – TVP Katowice
TV Theatre
Director

2013
DANCERS – Art Shop, Warsaw
TV Series for Polsat Café
Director

2013
ILLEGALS – Farat Films, Warsaw
Adaptation of a Vincent V. Severski’s novel
Screenwriter

2005
WHAT DO GUYS FEAR OR SEX IN A SMALLISH CITY, Series 3 – Sting Production, Warsaw
TV Series for TV Polsat
Cast: Cezary Pazura, Tomasz Sapryk, Edyta Jungowska, Jacek Borkowski
Co-writer of the original story

2004 – 2005
EXTRA-TERRESTIALS – M.T.Art, Warsaw
TV Series, 25 min. Betamax
Directed by Olaf Lubaszenko, produced by Marian Terlecki for TV Polsat and TV Puls
Screenwriter

2003
WHAT DO GUYS FEAR OR SEX IN A SMALLISH CITY – Sting Production, Warsaw
TV Series (39 episodes, 30 min. Betamax)
Cast: Cezary Pazura, Tomasz Sapryk, Edyta Jungowska, Jacek Borkowski
Produced by Weronika Pazura for TV Polsat
Director, co-author of the original story, screenwriter

2003
ON THE COMMON (Na Wspólnej) – Fremantle Poland, Warsaw
TV Series, 25 min episodes, Betamax
Produced by Jacek Gąsiorowski for TVN
Dialogue.

2002
TO BECOME A MISS 2 – Filmcontract Ltd, Warsaw
TV Series, 13 episodes, 25 min. Betamax.
Cast: Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Bończak.
Produced by Henryk Romanowski for TV Polsat
Co-author of the original idea and co-screenwriter.
Cast member: Bodyguard.

2001
DO YOUR THING, TAKE ALL RISK – M.T.Art – Warsaw
Feature Film, 35mm, 105 min, premiered 2002.
Cast: Olaf Lubaszenko, Michał Milowicz, Anna Przybylska
Directed by Marian Terlecki
Produced by Marian Terlecki
Co-author of the original idea, co-screenwriter

2001 – 2002
THE EUROPEANS – TVP SA, Warsaw
Cyclical program for the EU, 25 episodes, 30 min. Betamax.
Produced by a Regional TVP SA Affiliate in Łódź for TVP SA Channel 2
Director

2001
SECONDS THAT SAVE LIVES – TV Partner, Warsaw
Instructional/Advertisement film, 15 min. Betamax.
Produced by TV Partner for Telekomunikacja Polska SA.
Director

2000
TO BECOME A MISS – Filmcontract Ltd, Warsaw
TV Series, 13 episodes, 45 min. Betamax.
Cast: Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Bończak, Dorota Kamińska
Produced by Henryk Romanowski for TV Polsat
Co-author of the original idea and co-screenwriter.
Cast member : Bodyguard.

1997
THE STORY OF A BIRD CIS – Scorpion Film LTD, Warsaw
TV Theatre, 45 min. Betamax
Cast: Bogusław Sochnacki, Bronisław Wrocławski, Mariusz Saniternik.
Produced by Paweł Rakowski for TVP SA, TV Theatre Controller
Adaptation and Director

1995
I CANNOT LOVE YOU – Koch International, Warsaw
Music Video, 35 mm, 5 min.
Music by band Lombard
Produced by Maciej Pilarczyk for TVP S.A.
Director

1990
TIGER’S CAGE – PWSFTViT, Łódź
Student film, 8 min, 35 mm
Director
Award at the Berlin-Babelsberg Film Festival 1990

Major
theatre
works
2015
DIWA
TEATR ŻELAZNY in Katowice
Director

2015
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
THE COGITO GROUP, Krakow
Director

2014
AMOK MY CHILDISH GAME
THE ACADEMICAL THEATER REMONT in Gliwice
Director

2014
TOP DOGS
TEATR NOWY in Zabrze
Director, Music Supervisor

2014
I CAN’T GET MARRIED Aleksander Fredro
TEATR MIEJSKI in Gdynia
Director, Set Design, Music Supervisor

2014
EXTREMITIES by William Mastrosimone
DIVADLO KOMORNI SCENA ARENA Theatre in Ostrava, Czech Republic
Director, Music Supervisor

2013
PEGGY PICKIT SEES THE FACE OF GOD (Peggy Pickit sieht das Gesicht Gottes)
by Roland Schimmelfennig TEATR LUDOWY, Kraków
Director, Music Supervisor

2012
THE BOLD SOPRANO (La Cantatrice Chauve) by Eugene Ionesco
DIVADLO KOMORNI SCENA Arena In Ostrava, Czech Republic
Director, Music Supervisor

2012
A THEATRE COMEDY by Bengt Ahlfors
TEATR ŚLĄSKI, Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor

2012
GOD by Woody Allen
TEATR MIEJSKI in Gdynia
Director, Set Design, Music Supervisor

2012
OPEN COUPLE (Oppia aperta, quasi spalancata
)
by Dario Fo and Franca Rame
TEATR NOWY in Zabrze
Director, Music Supervisor

2011
A THEATRE COMEDY by Bengt Ahlfors
JULIUSZ OSTERWA THEATRE in Lublin
Director, Set Design, Music Supervisor
Golden Mask Award for the Best Male Performance in 2011

2011
PARTNERS IN CRIME (Petits crimes conjugaux)
by
Eric Emanuel Schmitt TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor

2010
THE BOLD SOPRANO (La Cantatrice Chauve)
by Eugene Ionesco TEATR ZAGŁĘBIA in Sosnowiec
Director, Music Supervisor
Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2010

2009
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM by Woody Allen
TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor

2009
GOD by Woody Allen
JULIUSZ OSTERWA THEATRE in Lublin
Director, Set Design, Music Supervisor

2009
JORDAN by Anna Reynolds and Moira Buffini
TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor

2008
THE CONQUEST OF THE SOUTH POLE (Eroberung des Südpols)
by Manfred Karge TEATR ŚLĄSKI in Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor
Golden Mask Award for the Best Male Performance in 2008

2007
LEGOLAND by Dirk Dobbrow
JULIUSZ OSTERWA THEATRE in Lublin
Director, Music Supervisor

2007
GOD by Woody Allen
TEATR ZAGŁĘBIA in Sosnowiec
Director
Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2007.

2007
BLUEBEARD, THE HOPE OF WOMEN (Blaubart – Hoffnung der Frauen)
by Dea Loher TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director
Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2007.
Golden Mask Award for the Best Female Performance in 2007

2006
MACBETH by William Shakespeare
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director: Henryk Baranowski,
CoDirector: Grzegorz Kempinsky

2005
PUSH UP 1-3 – THE LAST FLOOR by Roland Schimmelpfennig
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director, Music Supervisor
Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2005
Award for the Best Female Performance
at the Festival Reality Presented
, Zabrze 2005

2005
OEDIPUS KING by Sophocles
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director
Golden Mask Award for the Best Male Performance in 2005.

2005
OSCAR AND THE LADY IN PINK (Oscar et la dame Rose)
by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt 
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Adaptation and Director
ZASP Award for the Best Upcoming Actor 2005
Award for the Best Male Performance at the International
Theatre Festival in Symferopol 2005

2004
THE LONESOME WEST by
Martin McDonagh
TEATR DRAMATYCZNY in Elbląg
Director, Music Supervisor
Award for the Best Duet Performance at
the International Theatre Festival in Symferopol 2006.

2004
MEIN KAMPF by George Tabori
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director: Henryk Baranowski,
CoDirector: Grzegorz Kempinsky

2004
MR. PAUL (Herr Paul) by Tankred Dorst
TEATR ŚLĄSKi in Katowice
Director
Golden Mask Award for the Best Female Performance in 2004

1998
PARADISE (Raj) by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz.
TEATR POLSKI in Poznań, (Teatr przy stoliku)
Adaptation and Director

1995
BREAST (Pierś) by Philip Roth (Second premiere.)
TEATR WYBRZEŻE in Gdańsk
Cast: Jerzy Łapiński
Adaptation and Director

1994
MISS JULIE (Fröken Julie) by August Strindberg
TEATR STUDYJNY in Łódź
Director and Translation

1993
BREAST (Pierś) by Philip Roth
TEATR STUDYJNY in Łódź
Honorary Mention at Festival of One Actor Theatre in Toruń 1994,
Adaptation and Director

1991
AGATHA by Marguerite Duras
PWSFTViT and TEATR STUDYJNY in Łódź
Director
Awarded at the Festival of Acting Schools Diploma Shows in Łódź 1992 

Other awards
and
commendation
2011 – Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2010

2009 – Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2008

2007 – Honored with a medal FOR SERVICES TO POLISH CULTURE

2006 – Golden Mask Award for the Best Direction in 2006

1986 – Recipient of the LANDSTINGET FELLOWSHIP in Kroneberg, Sweden

1985 – Recipient of the SANDREWS FILM COMPANY FELLOWSHIP, Sweden

1985 – Recipient of the SVENSKA INSTITUTET FELLOWSHIP, Sweden

 

INTERESTING FACTS:

  • 1974 – 1985 Permanent Residence in Sweden
  • Dual – Swedish and Polish – citizenship.
  • 2001 – Created a new format for NEWSDAY news program for Regional TVP SA Affiliate in Łódź
  • 2001 – Created a new format for informational, documentary and opinion programming block for Regional TVP SA Affiliate in Łódź.
  • Member of ZASP (Polish Society of Artists of Stage)
  • Member of ZAIKS (Polish Society of Authors and Composers)
  • Author of Polish translations from Swedish (August Strindberg, Hennig Mankell, Bengt Ahlfors)
  • Creator of several fashion shows
  • Fluent in Polish
  • Fluent in Swedish
  • Fluent in English
  • Good knowledge of Italian
  • Conversational knowledge of German

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