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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 one of the facilitators of "Live Connection", a dance class with live music at Dartington Studio 6.

She was awarded an MA with Distinction in Performance Training from Plymouth University.

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"(www.dropthestory.co.uk), she has enjoyed creating her own solo shows, as well as enabling and directing others, producing twenty solo performances.

 

She chairs "Stories for Change" Group, which in  2017-2019 offered workshops for over 100 women from various backgrounds, funded by National Lottery.

 

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:

Michael Chekhov

Jacques Lecoq

Jerzy Grotowski

Action Theatre

Playback Theatre

Theatre of the Oppressed

Soulo Theatre

Theatre of Witness