A graduate of International Relations at the Warsaw School of Economics and Political Relations at the University of Marne-la-Vallee. She worked at the European Parliament and the Polish Embassy in Brussels, as well as in Edinburgh (Fringe Festival) and Los Angeles (Cirque du Soleil). In Poland, she gained experience while working in NGOs (communications manager in Amnesty International) and cultural institutions (media coordinator at the Grand Theatre–National Opera in Warsaw). At the Syrena Theatre, she previously worked as a spokesperson and media contact, producer, coordinator of the production and technical team, and production manager. Since March 2020, she is the director of the theatre.
Theatre director, translator, theatrologist. He has been working in the Syrena Theatre since 2017 – first as director, and from 2020 as artistic director. He made his debut on the professional stage in 2015 in the Gliwice Musical Theatre with the musical “The Addams Family” written by Andrew Lippa (in his own translation), for which he received the prestigious Golden Mask award for best director. The play was also recognized as the best performance of the year by the jury of the Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Award. In the Syrena Theatre, Mikołajczyk directed the musicals “The Witches from Eastwick”, “The Addams Family”, “Next to Normal”, “Rock of Ages” and “Matilda” (all based on his translations), as well as his original musicals: “Battle for the Throne” and “Black Shakespeare”. As a director, he has worked in Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz (“Sunset Boulevard”), the Musical Theatre in Poznań (“Sister Act” and “Nine”), and the Zagłębie Theatre in Sosnowiec (“The Leaders of Love. Union and Workers’ Revue”). He translated the libretti for the musicals: “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, “Hair”, “Tarzan”, “Ragtime” “Spring Awakening”, “42nd Street”, and “High School Musical”. In 2022-14, he was the literary director in the Musical Theatre in Gliwice. He is a graduate of cultural studies at the University of Silesia, music theatre direction at the State Academy of Theatre Art in Cracow, and the Academy of Music in Cracow. As a doctor of humanities, he is also an active academic scholar. He worked as an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Silesia (2010-17), as a lecturer at the University of Washington in Seattle (2012-13), and at the Faculty of Artes Liberales at the University of Warsaw (2014-15). Fulbright Scholar. In 2010, he published the book “Musical nad Wisłą” [Musical at the Vistula River], the first and so far only monograph of Polish musical. Currently, he teaches classes at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and he has his own podcast, „I even like musicals”, in which he discusses the triumphs and failures from the history of the West End and Broadway.
Pianist, arranger, composer, conductor and music producer. A graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice at the Faculty of Jazz and Entertainment Music in the class of composition and arrangement. Winner of the XX. International Jazz Pianist Competition in Kalisz. As a conductor, pianist and arranger, he collaborated with numerous theatres in Poland: with the Rozrywka Theatre in Chorzów, and with the musical theatres in Warsaw: ROMA, Studio Buffo and Rampa, and with the Musical Theatre in Gdynia. Since 2018, he is the musical director in the Syrena Theatre. As an arranger and conductor, Filipczak produced many concerts and television programs, including: “Dancing with the Stars” in TVN (5. edition), “Hit Night” in TVP (2007), “Golden Saturday” in TVP (2007), as well as concerts organized as part of the Festival of Polish Songs in Opole (2008-10). He was the musical director, arranger and music director in the programs “Junior Eurovision” (2016-17), “What Melody Is It” in TVP (2012-18), “Music Game” in TV Puls (2019) and “You Can Like America” in TVP (2020). He has collaborated with many stars of Polish music, producing and arranging their albums, including such artists as Robert Janowski, Janusz Radek, Łukasz Zagrobelny, Irena Santor and Majka Jeżowska. He created music for several documentary films, television programs and series. Since 2017, he is the musical director of the band accompanying the “Carpathia Festival” concert series in Rzeszów. Since October 2022, he teaches composition and arrangement at the Jazz Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.