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INTRO

Katarzyna graduated in Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University and then trained as a director at the National Theatre Academy in Krakow, under Tadeusz Kantor, Andrzej Wajda and Krystian Lupa.
Since she graduated (1989), Katarzyna has worked extensively in repertory theatres, where she has done much to focus the attention of audiences on work by Polish & European writers.
In between 1982 and 2003 she lead (together with Andrzej Sadowski) the Mandala Theatre, where she did a lot of her own artistic projects represented on hundreds of stages in Poland and abroad.
Katarzyna Deszcz, has also been working as a television director for the main Polish television channel (TVP 2). /„Treausure from the dream”, Love & Stars" and another productions/
From 2003 to 2006 she was the Head & Artistic Director of A. Mickiewicz’s Theatre in Częstochowa.
Beyond theatre directing, Katarzyna also teaches. Since 1992 she has been leading workshops for directors and actors in many different theatre centers all around the World, among others: Dartington College of Art (Devon, UK) or Central School of Speech & Drama, London (UK), Riverside Studios (UK), The Actors Centre (UK), and many others (including International Workshop Festival).
From 1999 to 2008 she was tutor at The Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, at the scenography department, where she had taught the students how to work efficiently, and how to work on the drama works.
Katarzyna Deszcz won many theatre prizes, including a few Golden Masks for the best show of the year.

MAJOR WARDS

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Honorable Mention for "The Three Kings Evening" at the Ludowy Theater in Nowa Huta in the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation competition for the best Shakespearean performance of the 2002/2003 season. Gdańsk 2003
Golden Mask for Director of the Year - for the performance of Witold Gombrowicz's "Iwona Książniczka Burgunda" at the Teatr im. Adam Mickiewicz in Częstochowa. Silesia 2005.
 Award of the President of Częstochowa in the field of culture. Częstochowa 2006.
Golden Mask for the best directing - for the performance "Dancing at Lughnasa" at the Zagłębie Theater in Sosnowiec. Silesia 2007.
Grand Prix - for the best performance of the festival and a distinction - for directing the performance of "Mother" at the Nowy Theater in Zabrze - XIII Festival of Contemporary Dramaturgy - Reality Presented - Zabrze 2013.
Golden Yorick - William Shakespeare's Best Staging of Drama Competition for the best performance of the season for the performance "The Taming of the Shrew" directed by Katarzyna Deszcz from Teatr im. Żeromski in Kielce. - Shakespeare Festival, Gdańsk 2014.
Fanaberia Audience - award for the best performance, the Festival Wałbrzyskie Fanaberie Teatralne 2014, for the performance of "Mothers" from Teatr Nowy in Zabrze.
Award of the Young Jury for directing and an accurate presentation of a social problem in "Nema". 18th National Festival of Contemporary Dramaturgy - Reality presented in Zabrze 2018.