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Molik, Zygmunt

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A leading actor in Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre for 25 years, Zygmunt Molik appeared in all of its productions. From 1964 he began leading Acting Therapy workshops, and continued to do so until 2008.

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These sessions were initially organised by Laboratory Theatre members for fellow actors who were interested in the practice of overcoming difficulties with breathing, the voice, and lethargy.
A documentation of a five-day workshop, with Zygmunt Molik leading a group of participants at the historical site of the Brzezinka farm, where most of Grotowski’s paratheatrical work took place.
Jerzy Grotowski was one of the major theatre directors of the twentieth century. He extended what theatrical activity comprises by focussing on acting, space, and the actor–audience relationship.
The voice – its use, production and health – is arguably the most vital aspect of the actor’s instrument. That the word ‘audience’ is used so commonly indicates the aural and oral signifiers involved.

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