Małgorzata Szabłowska

Set designer, writer, producer

Headshot of the artist

Małgorzata Szabłowska has been designing original theatre shows, opera productions and concerts that heavily rely on new technologies and multimedia for twenty years now. 

A graduate of the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2008), she pioneered mapping and is an expert in special effects. She collaborates with international technical specialists and artists, managing and coordinating teams of a few hundred people. 

She acted as the executive producer of Paweł Althamer’s 2009 Common Task performance in Brussels, a project often referred to as the ‘golden airplane’; a series of twelve ‘Made in Polska’ concerts recorded by Ninateka in 2016; Idols and Pequeños gigantes (Small Gigants) TV formats in Tallinn (2017); and the opening of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw (2015). Theatre and opera credits include productions for TR Warszawa, Teatr Wielki in Warsaw (ballets Pupa, Adagio and Scherzo), Wrocław Opera (The Carnival of the Animals), and an original music and acrobatic show Calineczka (Thumbelina).

She has collaborated with such stage directors and choreographers as M. Treliński, K. Pastor, G. Jarzyna, K. Warlikowski, J. Englert, N. Korczakowska, B. Pawica, and K. Materna. 

Małgorzata Szabłowska speaks fluent English and communicative Spanish, French, and Russian. She has worked in Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, Bucharest, Helsinki, Tallinn, Dubai, and Wellington. In her work she uses such professional software as AutoCad, Rhino, Sketchup, Wyswig, and Adobe.

She is passionately interested in advanced theatre design and technology, as well as the economics of theatrical productions and other shows.  

In 2019 she took over as the deputy director of the Teatr Wielki for technical matters.