The Actresses, or Sorry for Touching You | Telega | Polish Theatre Journal

ISSN 2451-2966


From the left: Iwona Kempa, Iga Gańczarczyk and Michał Telega during the 'Change - now!' conference, Teatr Ochoty, Warsaw, 8 October 2019, photo: Marta Ankiersztejn
Michał Telega

The Actresses, or Sorry for Touching You


While collecting sources, Michał Telega interviewed five female students of the Faculty of Acting at the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow (each student from different year) on crossing boundaries and abuse (sexual harassment) in artistic work. Transcripts of interviews and incidents revealed became evidence of bad practices in artistic education, which are also repeated in work relations at theatres, which connives at objectifying actresses.


Acting; Theatre school; AST; Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow; Mobbing; Sexual Harassment

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Michał Telega

Student of theatre directing at the AST Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow. He is assistant to Ewa Kaim and Anna Augustynowicz. His most significant directing undertakings include, among other things, Kuszenie świętego Antoniego [Temptation of Saint Anthony] by Włodzimierz Szturc, which was made at the AST under artistic supervision of professor Rudolf Zioło, and Włosy błazna [Jester’s hair] by Helmut Kajzar. His productions were presented at the International Theatre Festival in Moscow.