Bartkowiak Tadeusz

(b. 1933), film and theatre actor. He made his professional stage debut while still a student at the State Academy of Theatre in Kraków in the role of Gladiator I in Zygmunt Krasiński’s Irydion (Stary Teatr in Krakow, 29 November 1958). As soon as he completed his studies, he became a member of the Theatre of 13 Rows in Opole, appearing in Orpheus (Raphael, Second Assistant of Death, Voice of the Postman), in the title role of Cain (his highest-profile and most significant role at the Theatre of 13 Rows), Kabaret Błażej Sartra (Błażej Sartre’s cabaret as Old Man II) and in Mystery Bouffe. He left the group after one season (officially on 1 October 1960). He subsequently worked in Zabrze’s Teatr Nowy (1960–1962), Teatr Polski in Bielsko-Biała (1962/3), Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz (1963–1969) and at the Leon Kruczkowski Lubuski Teatr in Zielona Góra (1969–1990).