Bartosz Ostrowski

Actor, performer, choreographer

Bartosz OstrowskiBartosz Ostrowski was educated at the Faculty of Drama Directing, National Academy of Theatre Arts (PWST) in Kraków, Poland. He is a member of the studio Warsaw Dance Department and the art collective dotcompany.

He collaborates with theatre directors distinguished for their individual, powerful artistic language: Wiktor Rubin, Cezary Tomaszewski, and Paweł Świątek. He made his debut at the Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz, performing in Detroit. The History of a Hand by Rubin and Jolanta Janiczak. He continues to collaborate with the duo, playing in Joanna the Mad, a Queen at the Żeromski Theatre in Kielce. He took part in experimental projects such as Songs of Love and Death with Capella Cracoviensis at Cricoteca (Kraków), the site-specific Harmony of Contradiction. Poland at a former brewery in Wrocław, Wehikuł czasu (Time Machine) at the temporary POP UP theatre in Kraków, and a series of performances Akcja PRL (Action: Polish People’s Republic) at the Centre for Contemporary Art – Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, with Public Movement. 

In April 2015, alongside Agata Woźnicka, he showcased DALI, a theatre event, at the Experimental Stage of the Barakah Theatre, Kraków. At the 2015 Forum of Young Directors, together with Patrycja Kowańska, he presented Five seconds of The Seagull by Chekhov, which was praised for its ‘pursuit for new quality in artistic language’. In 2016 he performed in Bataille and the Dawn of New Days by by Anna Godowska and Sławomir Krawczyński (Art Stations Foundation, Poznań). He created and performed two solo pieces: Refugee Talks, Praga Street View (Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw, 2016), and co-created dotcompany’s Koncert Indywidualny (Individual Concert) at Pracownia Duży Pokój, Warsaw (2016).

(photo: Ewelina Konior-Słowińska)