Bogdan Koca

Bogdan Koca

Actor, director, writer, composer and designer, Bogdan Koca graduated from the Academy of Theatrical Arts in Warsaw in 1975 before becoming one of Poland's most popular actors.

Since arriving in Australia in 1982, Koca has directed many celebrated stage productions including Shakespeare's Hamlet and Gombrowicz's The Marriage for the 1986 Adelaide Festival of Arts and Jean Genet's Splendid's for Belvoir Street Theatre in 1995.

In 1989 he was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the feature film Ghosts... of the Civil Dead. As a playwright his work includes Prelude To Joyce's Artist, Northwest of Cusco and The Poet. His play My Name is Such and Such received the Sydney Critic's Circle Award in 1993 and was nominated for the Green Room Award in Melbourne in 1994.

In 1997 Koca founded the Sydney Art Theatre and as its Artistic Director has directed and designed numerous productions including Under Milk Wood, Antigone, Macbeth and Death in Venice. Most recently, Koca appeared as Solyony in Three Sisters for the Sydney Theatre Company and as Professor Kurman in Biography: A Game for the Sydney Art Theatre.