ALEKSANDRA WOLSKA - 2021
Dr. Aleksandra Wolska is a theater / performance artist, writer, educator, film maker and a scholar. She holds an MFA in Directing
(Boston University) and a Ph.D. in Dramatic Criticism (Stanford University). Her directorial credits range from originally devised
productions to plays by Shakespeare, Ionesco and Beckett; most notably, she directed all wear bowlers (Drama Desk
Nomination) and machines machines machines machines machines machines machines machines (Obie Award) with Rainpan 43, which showed at HERE Arts Center in New York and other national and international venues. As a filmmaker, she wrote and co-directed the documentary The Heart of a Bell which premiered at Pacific Rim Film Festival. Formerly an Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at the University of Minnesota, Aleksandra is an independent scholar working on a book I Am Theater: the Cosmic Art of Acting as well as on The Performer (film and play), The Feast of the Hungry Ghosts (a multi-media eco-play) and Theater Between, a site of ongoing para-theatrical and theatrical activities. She works and lives in Santa Cruz.