Bogdan Koca – a theater actor, director and composer. A graduate of the Warsaw National Higher Theatre School, the Acting Faculty. He made his debute playing the role of Henryk in Witold Gobrowicz’s “Ślub” directed by Jerzy Grzegorzewski on the stage of Polski Theatre in Wrocław on the 6th of January 1976. In the 1976-1980 he co-participated in the formation of Wrocławski Teatr Instrumentalny [Wroclaw Instrumental Theatre]. He spent a year (1981-1982) in Austria where he organized an international theatre group in Melk. In 1982 he left for Australia. After a year he founded a theatrical company called Thalia Theatre Company that staged by 1994 and marked its position in the history of Australian theatre as one of the most creative and innovatory artistic phenomena. In 1990-2000 he directed almost 50 spectacles.
His playwright’s portfolio includes over 30 plays, of which the most important ones are: Prelude to Joyce’s Artist, Northwest of Cusco, The Poet, The Women and Frocks, Triptych: Sparring Partner, Annette & Annette, Gunter’s Wife, The Evanescence Of The Playwright With No Name, Biding Time, Reality Number Six, Conrad Knowles, and Garroting. His play My Name Is Such And Such was nominated in 1994 to the prestigious award The Green Room Award as the best Australian contemporary play. In 2006 he returned to Poland where from September 2006 to 2009 he worked as an actor in Polski Theatre in Wrocław. Since the 1st April 2009 he has been the director of the C. K. Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra.
During his artistic career Bogdan Koca has directed over 230 plays, films, TV and radio programmes. As an actor he has played over 160 roles. He has written over 30 plays, several film scripts, numerous number of poetic works.