Kristof is a graduate of the famous Academy of Theatre, Film & TV, in Lodz, Poland, and after arriving in Australia in 1982, he established Theatre Zart – one of the first migrant theatre in Australia that successfully staged many European plays in English (those include: Immigrants, Hunting the Cockroaches, Antigone in New York , The Idiot, No Exit etc) both in Perth and Melbourne and got acclaimed at International Festivals of Perth and Fringe Festivals of both cities. Since then, Kristof has produced, directed and appeared in over 40 professional theatre productions, performed on stages of Sydney and Melbourne including  Belvoir Str, Theatre (Svietlana in Slingbacks), La Mama Theatre (Out at Sea, Fly Guardian) or 45 Downstairs (The Last Day of Judas Iscariot). His favourite theatre works include absurdist and thought – provoking plays of Sartre, Beckett, Mrozek, Witkacy or Albee.

 

Recently he participated in the Directors Lab organised by Theatre Works, as well as the Workshops for Directors run as a part of MTC's NEON festival.


Theatre has always been his passion, but Kristof is also familiar with film and television. He has appeared in many TV series (Blue Heelers, Stingers, Satisfaction, Woodly' Flying Circus, Rush and City Homicide etc) as well as in a few feature films, like Jackie Chan’s First Strike, Black Neon, Clean, Frank and Jerry, and shorts like Transmission, Art of Walking, Fish & Chips, Rhododendon. However, it was raving reviews that gave Kristof a film recognition  for his lead role of Bojan in The Sound of One Hand Clapping  – a film selected for the Berlin Film Festival.


He performed alongside Jackie Chan (First Strike), John Wood, Kerry Fox,  Sasha Horler, Marek Wlodarczyk and Jacek Koman.


Currently he is the Artistic Director of Exit Theatre that promotes European Theatre as well as new works of Australian stage.

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