Agnieszka Blonska

Job title
Lecturer in Theatre
Email
agnieszka.blonska@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 255897 Ext: 5920

Agnieszka Blonska is a theatre director and performer based in the UK since 2003. For the last 15 years she has worked in Britain and internationally as an independent artist and in collaboration with theatre companies and theatres such as Wildworks, Powszechny Theatre, Theatre Institute in Warsaw, Desperate Men, DotComedy, Mercurial Wrestler, National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre, Theatre Bristol, Hall For Cornwall and Circomedia.  

Agnieszka has a particular interest in subjects of identity, social change and personal story in relation to a society. In her work she involves a variety of forms including participatory and performative theatre exploring the boundaries of traditional understanding of drama and play. Agnieszka applies devising methods and improvisation, often examining deconstruction and non-linear approach to a performance.  

Agnieszka works as a lecturer in Theatre at Falmouth University. She holds an MA in Social Sciences with specialization in Anthropology of Culture (Warsaw University) and Post Graduate Diploma in Drama Directing (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School). As a theatre artist Agnieszka is produced by Helen Edwards with support of Theatre Bristol and is an associate artist at Hall For Cornwall. In 2008 Agnieszka was nominated to the Arts Foundation Award for Young Theatre Directors. 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2007
Postgraduate Diploma, Drama Directing
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2004
Postgraduate Diploma, Physical Theatre
Postgraduate Diploma, Physical Theatre
2003
MA Social Sciences, specialisation Anthropology of Culture
Warsaw University, Institute of Applied Sciences
2001
Certificate, Theatre
The Academy of Theatre Practices, Gardzienice, Poland

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2016

Associate Artist, Hall For Cornwall, Truro, UK

2016

Producers Projects, awarded with Theatre Bristol's support towards collaboration with a producer Helen Edwards

2008

Artist in Attachment, National Theatre Studio, London

2008

nomination to the Arts Foundation Award for Theatre Directors by Lisa Goldman, the artistic director of Soho Theatre

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Agnieszka has a particular interest in subjects of identity, social change and personal story in relation to a society. In her work she involves a variety of forms including participatory and performative theatre exploring the boundaries of traditional understanding of drama and play. Agnieszka applies devising methods and improvisation, often examining deconstruction and non-linear approach to a performance.

Research topics

Devising and Improvisation
Dramaturgy and Composition
Participatory Theatre
Performative Theatre.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Composition
Devising
Directing
improvisation
Physical Theatre
Production and Performance

Courses taught

Theatre BA(Hons)
Acting BA(Hons)

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Hall For Cornwall, Truro; Associate Artist

Professional engagement