Agnieszka Blonska’s work is a collaboration between director Agnieszka Blonska and producer Helen Edwards.

We first worked together on the UK Tour of Once Upon A Time in 2015 and since then have begun developing ideas together. Our collaboration and work have been supported by Theatre Bristol.

Our work aims to create theatre that explores individual experiences and challenges society’s values.

Agnieszka Blonska (Director)

Agnieszka has worked in Britain, Poland and across Europe for the last fifteen years both as an independent artist and in collaboration with theatre companies and venues such as Wildworks, Powszechny Theatre, Theatre Institute in Warsaw, Desperate Men, DotComedy, Mercurial Wrestler, National Theatre Studio, Soho Theatre, Circomedia, Hall For Cornwall and Theatre Bristol.

In her practice Agnieszka is particularly interested in subjects of identity, social change and personal stories in relation to society. She uses a variety of forms including participatory and performative theatre exploring the boundaries of traditional drama and play. Agnieszka uses devising methods and improvisation, often examining deconstruction and non-linear approach to performance.

Recent productions include: Seamus Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self, With a Choir in collaboration with Seamus Carey and Victoria Abbott (Newlyn Art Gallery, UK); My Grandad was digging, My Dad was Digging, and I will not (Gogolfest in Kiev, Ukraine); Praga’s Sci-Fi (Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw); Rape. Voices (Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw); F.E.A.R. (Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff); Once Upon A Time (Circomedia, Bristol & UK Tour); At The End Of The Line (The Exchange Gallery in Penzance); Eintopf as a part of a project Taburopa (Cologne, Brussel and Warsaw). Agnieszka is an Associate Artist at Hall For Cornwall, Truro and works as a lecturer at Falmouth University. In 2008 Agnieszka was nominated to the Arts Foundation Award for Young Theatre Directors.

Helen Edwards (Producer)

Helen is a producer and project manager specialising in artist development, participatory and strategic development work. She currently works as Assistant Producer for Bristol Ferment as well being an independent producer for artists and organisations including Action Hero, Still House, MAYK, Born Mad, Fellswoop Theatre, Rachael Clerke & Theatre Orchard. Previously she worked in Arts Education at the National Theatre and National Centre for Circus Arts.

Helen’s producing credits include: Tour Producer Wrecking Ball by Action Hero (UK Tour Autumn 2016), Tour Producer Of Riders and Running Horses by Still House and produced by MAYK (March 2015 onwards), Producer Sister by Born Mad at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Tour Producer Once Upon A Time directed by Agnieszka Blonska (Autumn 2015), Cuncrete by Rachael Clerke (CPT October 2015, AUSFORM Microfest November 2015), Assistant Producer on Theatre Shop (April-May 2015), Trailer Park scratch night at National Theatre Studio (November 2014), assistant producer on Space to Create, the opening event of the Clore Learning Centre at the National Theatre (September 2014), and assistant producer on The Shape of the Impossible by Young Studio in The Shed at the National Theatre (August 2013).