Agata Krajewska MA - founder and director
Polish by birth, Agata arrived in the UK to study English language and literature at Emerson College and acting at Artemis School of Speech and Drama. Later she embarked on an international theatre tour with The Rose Theatre Company.
Her further training was in Play Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy. She explored embodiment and presence as a student of Movement of Being for the past 17 years.
She is an experienced conscious dance teacher who facilitated"Live Connection" class with live music at Dartington Studio 6, Totnes Dance Collective and Exeter Barefoot Dance.
She was awarded an MA in Performance Training (Distinction) from Plymouth University.
She chairs "Stories for Change" Group, through which in 2017-2020 she led workshops for hundreds of women from various backgrounds, funded by National Lottery.
She is a co-director of School of Rough Diamonds which she founded with her partner Phil Barber.
Agata's particular interest is in performance as a tool for transformation and this she holds at the centre of her work. She founded what was initially Presence Theatre in 2007 and has been facilitating and developing her work since.
Co-director of the annual Totnes Solo Autobiographical Festival "Drop the Story"(), she has enjoyed creating her own solo shows, as well as enabling and directing others, producing 23 solo performances.
Agata is known for her quirky humour and ability to go deep with people in gentle and unexpected ways. She has a great passion for supporting others in stepping forward with their gifts and releasing their stories.
Theatrical influences and experience include the work of:
Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatre of Witness