Agnieszka Glińska

Actor and director

Headshot of the directorAgnieszka Glińska is an actor and theatre and television director. She studied at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of the Dramatic Arts, Warsaw. From 2012 to 2015 she led the Studio Theatre in Warsaw as its director. Over her successful career she has also worked with the Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw; Dramatyczny Theatre, Warsaw; Współczesny Theatre, Warsaw; Ateneum Theatre, Warsaw; Capitol Music Theatre, Wrocław; and Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Kraków.

Agnieszka Glińska has directed nearly 60 theatre productions, including Arthur Schnitzler’s Reigen (Ateneum), Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters (Powszechny), Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan (Powszechny), Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (National Academy of the Dramatic Arts, Warsaw), Chekhov’s Seagull (Narodowy Theatre, Warsaw), Witold Gombrowicz’s Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy (Narodowy), Włodzimierz Perzyński Lekkomyślna siostra (Narodowy), Stanisław Dygat’s Pożegnania (Narodowy), and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s The Maids of Wilko (Stary Theatre, Kraków). She has also directed the TV series Bez tajemnic (In Treatment) for HBO.

An award-winning artist, Agnieszka Glińska is a recipient of a Paszport Polityki. In 2003 she won the Grand Prix at the Two Theatres: Festival of Polish Radio Theatre and Television Theatre for Janusz Głowacki’s Czwarta siostra (Fourth sister). In 2011 she was presented with the Bronze Gloria Artis Medal for Services to Culture and the Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński Award for exceptional directing accomplishments, in particular the stagings of Chekhov’s plays at the Współczesny and Narodowy Theatres. What distinguishes her as an artist are ambitious explorations of the literary canon focusing on the characters’ psychology. 

Agnieszka Glińska has a PhD in the dramatic arts and has been teaching acting for years. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at the AST Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków. From 1999 to 2012 she taught at her alma mater in Warsaw. She earned praise for her appearance in Monika Strzępka TV series Artyści (Artists) and Andrzej Wajda’s Oscar-nominated feature-length film Katyń.

(photo: E. De Poray)