Animation classes were what I loved these studies for. It was a specialization that made me get up from the desk and acquire knowledge on the move. We did many study trip across Poland and also abroad. If education through action exists at all, it must be what I experienced then. The most significant memory is the visit to Odin Theatre in Holstebro in Denmark. The theatre company fascinated me. They were creating theatre out of their guts. I remember Eugenio Barba. The director, telling us that he came up with his idea for the theatre in San Marino. And he added: “If you want to mean something, each of you will have to come up with your own San Marino”. The words he said were like dynamite. Various projects erupted afterwards, we set up bands, storytellers’ club, a theatre company… I carry my animation San Marino with me all the time when I am running classes, directing or writing another short story.
Works as a teacher of Polish. In the 1990s he was the vocalist of bands: Kontraburger and KAPEL. He won acclaim at Belfer Staszek, a columnist writing about school required reading for Gazeta Wyborcza daily. Published Lektury Belfra Staszka [Belfer Staszek’s Required Reading] (2006) and the novel Cza-cza z Królową (2013).
As part of his teaching he runs a theatre project entitled The President’s White Shoes, as part of which he made dozens of plays – mostly written by himself. The plays are inspired by skits created by his students.