Dorota Segda

Dorota Segda

Theatre and film actress, graduate of the Faculty of Acting of the L. Solski State Higher Theatre School in Krakow (1988). Upon graduation, she began performing at the Teatr Stary, where she debuted as a student in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment directed by Andrzej Wajda (1987). At the Teatr Stary, she performed as Albertynka in Operetka by Witold Gombrowicz directed by Tadeusz Bradecki (1988), Ophelia in Hamlet (IV) directed by Wajda (1989), and as Mańka in Ślub by Gombrowicz, directed by Jerzy Jarocki (1991). Her greatest creations were Salomea in Sen srebrny Salomei by Juiusz Słowacki (1993) and Margarete in Goethe's Faust, both directed by Jerzy Jarocki. After the premiere of Faust, her performance was hailed as "...the peak role of an actress performing so far, with few exceptions, the roles of so-called innocent women. Luckily, Segda's Margarete lights up this rational, grim performance with human light. .. The prison madness scene, the short sob in memory of the murdered child, the scene of despair lit up with love and forgiveness - these will surely be remembered in the history of Polish theatre," (Elżbieta Morawiec, Teatr, 1997, issue 12). As a film actress, Segda produced a moving performance as the eponymous Faustyna in a film by Jerzy Łukaszewicz telling the story of the blessed Maria Faustyna Kowalska (1994). Since 2000, Segda has again been performing at the Teatr Stary, where she has featured in performances by young directors as Krystyna in Dea Loher's Blaubart - Hoffnung der Frauen directed by Arkadiusz Tworus (2005), and countess Geschwitz in Frank Wedekind's Lulu, a moving performance directed by Michał Borczuch (2007).