EDUCATION:

2011 – 2018, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
PhD candidate at Institute of Theatre and Media Arts.
2008-2009 Université Paris-Est Marnee-la-vallée
Lettres modernes, as an Erasmus Programme student.
2005 – 2010, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, MA in Drama, Theatre and Performance.

ARTISTIC CAREER:

OPERA (STAGE DIRECTION AND DRAMATURGY):
„Gwiezdnik” J. Kordaczuk, Childrens’s Art Centre, Poznań, 2019.

„Ofelia” J.F. Wojciechowski, Poznań Opera House, Poland 2019.

„Klothó. The Thread of the Tales” M. Kosecka, HNK Rijeka, Croatia, 2017.
Presented also at Music Biennale of Zagreb/Croatia and at MuTh in Vienna/Armel Festival in Budapest, broadcasted by Croatian National Television and ARTE TV.

„Die Fledermaus” J. Strauss II, Poznań Opera House, Poland, 2016.

„Ariodante” G.F. Haendel, Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland, 2016.

„Pagliacci” R. Leoncavallo, Poznań Opera House, Poland, 2015.

„The Angel of the Odd” B. Coli, Poznań Opera House, Poland, 2014.
Presented also at F.List Academy in Budapest/Hungary and at Kudowa Opera Festival in 2015.


TEATR AUTOMATON (2005-2018)
Leader of an experimental off-theatre group, playwright and stage director:

“The New Vision: Exclusions, Acts and Sublimations” 2017
“Bacchantes: Laugh, Howl and New Eleusis” 2016
“Exorcists and Therapists” 2013
“Puzuk” 2013
“Geppetto’s heirs” 2012
“Exhumation of Water Hen” 2012
“Red Planet: Tiger, Assassinator and Dead Empress” 2011
“Incorporation of the Mummy of My Great-grandmother Margaret” 2011
“Seminars of Immanent Spring” 2011

OTHER:
„Koncert dla zakochanych” (stage director) concert/happening of Part of the Kitchen Band, Poznań 2018.
“Where are you, John Cage?” (stage director) happening, Children’s Art Centre, Poznań 2017.
“Kafka/Schulz” (dramaturgy and scenography) ballet, Poznań Opera House, 2015.


ACADEMIC CAREER:
DIDACTICS:
University of the Arts Poznan
2019-2020 Study in English Program for Erasmus students:
– Propaedeutics of Theater Directing
– Dramatic Text Analysis.
2014-2020 Department of Interior Design and Scenography:
– Chosen Issues from the History of Theater and Drama
– Propedeutics of Theater Directing
– Dramatic Text Analysis.
2019 Artistic supervision of the student performance “Nie-boska komedia” by Z.Krasiński

Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan
2018-2019 Department of Vocal and Acting Studies:
– Acting Workshop
2019 Artistic supervision/direction of the student performance “Haunted Manor” by. S.Moniuszko

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
2010-2015 Department of Drama, Theater and Performance:
– Aesthetics
– Actor’s Craft / Theater Etudes
– Theater in Local Communities
– Theater for Children
– Contemporary Theater
2014 Artistic supervision of the student performance “Vanity, Queer and Madness”
2012 Artistic supervision of the student performance “Actors Archives”

PUBLICATIONS:
– K.Cicheński, Figura i doświadczenie Autora w dramatach Tadeusza Różewicza,
„Pamiętnik Teatralny”, 3/4 2013 Warsaw.

– K.Cicheński, Dramat i performans. Wokół „polskiego paradygmatu performatywnego”,
„Zwrot performatywny w estetyce”, red. L.Bieszczad, Cracow 2013.

– K.Cicheński, Andrzej Falkiewicz – od człowieka teatru do człowieka teatralnego,
„Nie przeczytane. Studia o twórczości Andrzeja Falkiewicza”, Wrocław 2013.

– K.Cicheński, Doświadcze(/a)nie dramatu w „Teatrze niekonsekwencji” Tadeusza Różewicza,
„Nowe historie 03. Nowe Biografie”, Warsaw 2012.

– K.Cicheński, Poznańscy aktorzy na warszawskich scenach – nadzieje na sukces czy stracone szanse?,
„Kronika Miasta Poznania”, 1/2012 Poznań.

CONFERENCES (chosen lectures from international conferences):
– „Performative Records of Experience”,
International Interdisciplinary Science Conference “On-line/Off-line – Text and Experience” University of Łódź 2013.

– „Representation Crisis and Philosophies of Contemporary Acting. Theatrical research of Anatolij Wasiljew and René Pollesch”, International Conference “Słowianie, my lubim… teatr” Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2013.

– „Towards Polish Performative Paradigm”,
International Conference „Performance Art Aesthetics”, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, 2012.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
2014-2019 Stage director and educator at Children’s Art Centre
– Stage direction of performative readings (“Johanna” by K.Chołoniewska, “Krzysztof Cover Baczyński” by P.Przybyła, “RekIn Pol” by T.Kaczorowski)
– Artistic supervision of youth performances
– Acting workshops with high school students
– Discussions with youth audiences after Centre’s events and performances.

2005-2018 Vice-president of Poznań Theatre Initiatives Association

2008-2011 Artistic coordinator and producer, Nuova Foundation (Poznań Spring Festival, Poznań Live Festival)

2005-2008 Producer, ZAMEK Culture Center (EthnoPort Festival, Contemporary Dance Scene)

2004-2007 Producer, Malta Foundation (Malta Festival, Nostalgia Festival, Tzadik Festival)

LANGUAGES
Polish (native)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)