Marta Górnicka

Direction

Marta Górnicka is a director and singer. She is an alumna of the faculty of directing at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy, the Musikhochschule Frédéric Chopin in Warsaw, the Warsaw University and the State Drama School in Cracow. From 2009 to 2014 she worked with the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw and developed her own concept of new modern and tragic choral theatre. In this context, she developed her own vocal and acting training for voice and body. She has taught this method in numerous workshops in Dresden, Tokyo, Kiev, Tel Aviv, Nottingham, London and Utrecht. In 2010, with the support of the Warsaw Theatre Institute, she founded the Choir of Women, where she further developed her form of choral theatre. Her first production “Hier spricht der Chor” premiered in June 2010 in Warsaw. In 2011, she staged the play “Magnificat”, where she explored the choir in depth including its political dimension. Marta Górnicka has been a guest at international festivals with her theatre work. She won several prizes for “Magnificat” including at the FAST FORWARD - European Festival for Young Directors at the Staatstheater Braunschweig in 2012. Her last work titled “Mother Courage won’t remain silent. A chorus for a war time” premiered in December 2014 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. For this production, she assembled a choir of 60 Arab and Jewish mothers, Israeli dancers in war service and Arab children. In the 2015/16 season, she returned to the Staatstheater Braunschweig and staged “Mother Courage”, bringing together six actors, three theatre students and 14 amateur performers. She was also nominated for the FAUST Prize 2016 in the category of acting for this production. Most recently, her production “Hymn to Love” was premiered at Poznan Theatre.