Born on October 1, 1958 in Bytom, Poland. He graduated from the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Cracow in 1981. At the beginning of his career he performed in the Stefan Jaracz Theater in Łódź. Afterwards, he returned to Cracow to the Stary Teatr and the Teatr STU. He co-established the Buklein Theater. Kalita was part of the Teatr Rozmaitości team in the years 1999-2007. He has been with the Nowy Teatr since 2008.

The actor boasts appearances in plays directed by the finest – Krystian Lupa, Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Jarocki, Tadeusz Bradecki and Grzegorz Jarzyna. He first worked with Krzysztof Warlikowski during his 1999 staging of Hamlet and they have been collaborators since then. 

Kalita has been receiving awards for his performances since his student days. He received the Zelwerowicz Acting Award for the title role in Teatr IMKA’s The General and his part in Nowy Teatr’s The End

He made his film debut in 1982 in Pajęczyna (Spiderweb) and gave memorable performances in Kasia Adamik’s Boisko bezdomnych (The Offsiders) and Robert Gliński’s Świnki (Piggies).

Marek Kalita is a versatile artist. He has adapted plays for the stage, worked as a director and stage designer - often combining all roles. He has acted in, directed and designed the scenography for several plays. He took his first directorial steps in the Buklein Theater, Dialog Theater and Atelier Theater in Cracow. Afterwards, he directed plays for many Warsaw-based theaters and the Wojciech Bogusławski Theater in Kalisz.

Kalita directed Kalimorfa in Warsaw’s Teatr Wytwórnia, Widzialna ciemność (Visible Darkness) in Warsaw’s Teatr Dramatyczny and Sarah Kane’s Zbombardowani (Blasted) in Warsaw’s Teatr Wytwórnia. The play The General co-directed by Magdalena Popławska gave him great critical acclaim and was awarded at the National Competition for the Staging of a Modern Polish Play. Marek Kalita directed the play Ikhsh Fisher a coproduction of Nowy Teatr and Teatr IMKA.

Fot. Martiq

Selected plays

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