Staff Profile: Anna Makrzanowska, Module Year Co-ordinator

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  • Anna Makrzanowska, Module Year Co-ordinator

  • Position:

    Module Year Co-ordinator, European Theatre Arts

  • Teaching Area:

    European Theatre Arts

  • Qualifications:

    MA in Theatre and Performance Studies

  • Professional Practice:

    Co-producer and translator of 'The Man Who Fell Out of Bed', by Paul Sellar. Special Jury Award for the performance at International Theatre School Festival, Warsaw, 2011.


Anna Makrzanowska (aka Anka) is a Module-Year Coordinator on the European Theatre Arts programme. She joined Rose Bruford College in 2012, having previously worked at the University of Lincoln.

Anna’s interrelated areas of research encompass her experience within Eastern European 20th and 21st century theatre practitioners such as Kantor, Grotowski, Lupa, Jarzyna, Warlikowski, Kleczewska, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov and Stanislavski.

She graduated from The National Theatre Academy in Warsaw, Poland. Anna is currently working on a PhD; her thesis 'The Impossible Handbook of Acting - Training as Performance' provides a new definition of performer training. Her definition is inspired by Georgio Agamben’s notion of ‘potentialities’ and ‘genius’.

She has received awards for a number of activities and productions. These include:

STORM Shakespeare’s Tempest: Ontology, Reconstruction & Manipulation; a site-related practice as research project during 2011-12 commissioned by EACEA (European Union). This was a multilingual Portuguese – English – Polish project performed in different parts of Europe. Anka was co-director of the performances and project manager. In 2011, Anka translated and co-produced The Man Who Fell Out of Bed by P. Sellar, (directed by  Andy Jordan) which won the 2011 Special Jury Award at the ITSelF Festival in Warsaw.

Other recent productions include The Snow Queen which Anka directed in 2011 at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.