Jacek Mikołajczyk (theater director / Poland)

Director, translator, theater scientist. He has been associated with the Syrena Theater since 2017, first as director, and from 2020 as deputy artistic director. He made his debut on the professional stage in 2015 at the Gliwice Musical Theater with the musical “The Addams Family” by Andrew Lippy in his own translation, for which he received the prestigious Golden Mask theater award in the best director category. The performance was also recognized as the best performance of the year by the jury of the Jan Kiepura Theater Award. At the Syrena Theater, he directed the plays “The Witches of Eastwick”, “The Addams Family”, “Next to Normal” and “Rock of Ages”, all in his own translation. A graduate of cultural studies at the University of Silesia and musical theater directing at the Academy of Music in Krakow. He is a doctor of humanities and is also active in the scientific field.

In 2010, he published the book “Musical nad Wisłą”, the first and so far the only monograph on a Polish musical.


During Focon we will be talking about the musical “The Addams Family”, so all the horror fans (with some distance to themselves!) aboard!