About Anna Zubrzycki

Anna Zubrzycki, co-founder and co-artistic director, principle performer of Song of the Goat Theatre, now working independently as an actress and a teacher. She has formed her own company “Voices” producing performances, community projects and Mindfulness training. She continues to lead an extensive training program for actors in Wroclaw and collaborates with the Zurich University of the Arts.

Anna began her career in Australia with the Jigsaw Theatre Company in Canberra. In 1997 she moved to Poland and become a founding member of the renowned Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices, and in 1996 co-founded Song of the Goat Theatre Company . She was Course Leader of the MA Acting the company ran in collaboration with Manchester metropolitan University.


Academic Qualifications

2010 – Present MSc in Mindfulness, Aberdeen University, UK
1999 – MA in English Literature, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
1976 – BA in English literature and History, Australian National University,Canberra Australia

Artistic Work – Directing

1996 –2014 – Co- Founder and co- artistic Director, Song of the Goat Theatre Company
2012 – Artistic Director, Brave Festival – Against Cultural Exile
2012 – Director, Drawing on Schulz, MA Acting graduate performance
2011 – Curator, Brave Festival – Against Cultural Exile
2004 – Director, Poems of Antigone, MA Acting graduate performance

Artistic Work – Performing

Theatre

2012 – 2014 – Role of the Fool, Songs of Lear, Song of the Goat Theatre
2005 – 2009 – Role of Mother, Lacrimosa, Song of the Goat Theatre
2001 – 2008 – Role of The Wild Cow, Chronicles: a Lamentation, Song of the Goat Theatre
1997 – 2001 – Role of Lead Bachae, Piesn Kozła, Song of the Goat Theatre
1978- 1992 – Lead actress in all productions of Gardzienice Theatre Association

Film

2013 – Role of Mother, Konstelacje, film directed by Aniela Gabryel

Teaching

2012 – Present Zurich University of the Arts (ZDhk) acting and vocal techniques for MA students
2004 – 2013 – Programme Director, MA Acting in association with Manchester Metropolitan University
1992 – 2014 – Acting and Vocal Techniques Teacher at Song of the Goat Theatre
1992 – present Independent acting and vocal techniques workshops in Taiwan, U.S.A, Australia, U.K., Ireland, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden at international theatre festivals and acting schools.

Cultural and Social Projects

2015 – Founder of ‘Voices’ Foundation , supporting women’s creative and social projects
1993 – present Co-founder and Vice President of the Polish branch of Rokpa International Charity, participating in and monitoring international humanitarian projects in Tibet and China.

Personal Awards
2013 – Nominated for best actress by Polish National Critics for role of Fool in Songs of Lear Song of the Goat theatre
2008 – Awarded the Head of Voivodeship of Lower Silesa’s Prize for Best Female Role for Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Song of the Goat Theatre
2005 – Honorary Award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the development of Polish culture
1992 – Award from City of Lublin for outstanding achievement in culture
1991 – Award from National Critics for Best Leading Female Role, Isolde in Carmina Burana, Gardzienice

Significant Ensemble Performance Awards
2012 – Awarded Fringe First the Edinburgh Festival for Songs of Lear, Song of the Goat Theatre
2012 – Awarded Herald Archangel at the Edinburgh Festival for Songs of LearSong of the Goat Theatre
2012 – Musical Theatre Matters Special Awardat the Ediburgh Festival for Songs of LearSong of the Goat Theatre
2009 – Nomination for Total Theatre Award, Edinburgh Festival for LacrimosaSong of the Goat Theatre
2007 – Audience Award at 46 MESS Festival, Sarajevo for LacrimosaSong of the Goat Theatre
2006 – Best Ensemble Award at Kalisz Theatre Meetings Festival of Acting for Lacrinosa Song of the Goat Theatre
2006 – Grand Prix Award and Festival Director’s Special Award at Kalisz Theatre Meetings Festival of Actingfor Chronicles-a lamentationSong of the Goat Theatre
2003 – Guardian Award for Best International Show Edinburgh for Chronicles- a lamentationSong of the Goat Theatre
2004 – Scotsman Fringe First for Chronicles- a lamentation Song of the Goat Theatre
2004 – Herald Angel Award for Chronicles- a lamentation Song of the Goat Theatre