michał pawlik

Michał Pawlik was born in Warsaw, Poland. He’d started his adventure with theater and film as a teenager. As 13-year old he participated in Youth Theater in Ochota Theater in Warsaw and played a few small roles in Polish tv series’. In 2011 he became interested in improv theater. He co-created two improv groups (słabo TO widzę; mia100w) and played around 70 improv shows. He is trained in Keith Johnstone’s and Viola Spolin’s methods. Then in 2014 he got to The National Academy of Theater Arts in Cracow and graduated in 2018. Then he starred in Supernova movie by Bartosh Kruhlik, which received many awards at international and Polish film festivals (Dublin IFF, Tirana IFF, Gdynia FF, Pune IFF, Camerimage, New York PFF and others). Then he played one of the main characters in The Mire ’97 series (Netflix) by Jan Holoubek, leading role in The Problem (short movie) by Tomasz Wolski and a supporting role in Leave no traces by Jan P. Matuszyński. Also a few small roles in Operation Hyacinth (Netflix), The King (Canal+) and others.

Nowadays he is a professional actor in Ochota Theater in Warsaw where he plays the roles of Stanley Kowalski in Streetcar Named Desire (T. Williams), Officer in Penal Colony (F. Kafka) and Trishatow in A Raw Youth (F. Dostoyevsky). He used to be a rapper in The Funky Szayka band. He wrote his own lyrics. This experience brought him a role in a new upcoming Polish rap movie where he played the role of Master – a young dealer and rapper betrayed by his friends.

In his works he tries to portray characters lost in society and reality who try to seek faith and hope no matter what. He believes it’s impossible without elements of humor, absurdity and improvisation.