November 26-27 – “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” in USA

klaps I’d like to kindly invite the whole Polish American community living in New York and New Jersey to the performance “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody”. Together with Magdalena Lamparska and Marta Walesiak we will present you the comedian and music theatrical version of the bestseller book “Fifty Shades of Grey” :-) .
Our brilliant and funny show is about a novice writer E.B. James (starring Marta Walesiak), who decides to write a book about deeply hidden sexual desires and unusual relationship between man and woman. I play the role of a pervert millionaire Hugh Hansen, based on the character of famous Christian Grey. I seduce 22 year-old inexperienced Natasha Wood (Magdalena Lamparska) and introduce her to sophisticated erotic games…
I’d like to add that our show is flavoured with naughty dances. You will also hear many famous songs for example from “Grease” and “Cabaret” films and newly arranged pop songs of Enrique Iglesias. Good time guaranteed!

Polish version of “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” is directed by Canadian, John Weisgerber. He directed also American version of this show which has been very popular in USA and Canada since 2012. The spectacle was produced by Krystyna Janda’s Teatr Polonia in Warsaw. It was performed more than 100 times in Warsaw and many cities in Poland and watched by 30.000 fans!

The show in Polish you may see:
- on Saturday, November 26th at 7 pm at Union County Performing Arts Center in New Jersey
- on Sunday, November 27th at 3 pm at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York.

For more information go to http://teatrpolonia.pl/event-data/1959/klaps-50-twarzy-greya

See you,
Mateusz

November 11-13 – “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” in Warsaw

klaps2 If you feel blue, come and see the comedian and music show “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” in Theatre Polonia in Warsaw :-) . The performance is based on the bestseller book “Fifty Shades of Grey” written by E.L. James. I play the role of pervert millionaire Hugh Hansen, based on the character of famous Christian Grey. Together with my friends – actresses (Marta Walesiak and Magda Lamparska) we show the erotic fantasies from the book very irreverently. But seriously – we show what is the intimacy, how to draw the boundaries in the relationships, and if money are enough to be fulfilled and happy. The show is full of surprisingly newly arranged pop songs! Good time guaranteed!

The show is directed by Canadian John Weisgerber, the author of the translation into Polish is Bartosz Wierzbięta who translated cult dialogues for “Shrek”, “Madagascar” or “Kung Fu Panda” as well. The choreography is made by Paulina Andrzejewska.

You will see us from Friday, November 11th till Sunday, November 13th at 7.30 p.m. in Krystyna Janda’s Teatr Polonia.

See you there,

Mateusz

November 9 – gala and awards “Architects of the Sustainable Development”

onz.gala Next Wednesday, November 9th at 7 pm I will attend the glamorous gala dedicated to the International Day of UN. The awards in the contest “Architects of the Sustainable Development” organized by Global Compact Poland will be presented during this evening. The statuettes will go to the leading Poles – Architects of the Development in 5 categories: Human Rights Protection, Environment Protection, Sport, Culture, Poland’s Promotion all over the World. As a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate of UN, I will have a pleasure to give an award in the category of Environment Protection.

This topic is very close to my heart and I have been engaged into projects dedicated to the ecology for years. One of them is documentary series “The Map of Disappearing World” directed by Marta Kądziela, aired on TVP and TVP Polonia this year. Together with film crew we traveled to Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Kenya to show how demand for a certain products and consumer choices in one part of the Earth affect destruction of whole ecosystems in other places.

Best wishes,
Mateusz

November 5 – 17th anniversary of „For Better and For Worse” in the programme “Pytanie na Śniadanie” on TVP2

17-lecie NDINZ I’d like to invite you to the celebration of 17th anniversary of the series “For Better and For Worse”, where I have a pleasure to play the role of Dr Krzysztof Radwan. Together with other actors I will take a part in the programme “Pytanie na Śniadanie” on TVP2. We will tell you many interesting facts and anecdotes from the movie set. There will be confetti and birthday cake as well :-) You will see me from 8.45 till 9.10 am.
We invite all the fans on November 5th from 8 till 11 am to the TVP studio at Woronicza 17 Street in Warsaw. Along with Michał Żebrowski, Anita Sokołowska, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Piotr Głowacki and Julia Kamińśka we will give you autographs and take photos with you. We wait for you!

October 21 – November 13 – free film workshops for youth “Masterclass – Filming School”

masterclass I’d like to invite all young people to free film workshops “Masteclass – Filming School” which I will lead together with the director Łukasz Grzegorzek. Workshops will take place from October 21st till November 13th and are organized for people aged 16-25. The recruitment lasts till October 17th.

“Masterclass – Filming School” workshops are part of 15th edition of Film Festival Cinemaforum, which take place at Kinoteka Cinema in Warsaw between November 9 and November 13. I have a big pleasure to be a coordinator of this project while Łukasz Grzegorzek is an art director. We will lead the series of workshops on specified film areas (scriptwriting, directing, organization of production, realization of image, sound production, editing). We will also meet with students and give them lectures in order to introduce them into specific process of feature film’s production. The participants will make their own shorts which will be presented to the wide audience in Kinoteka Cinema.

What to do to take part in the workshops?

You should send completed form in Word or PDF on the e-mail: biuro@filmforum.pl till October 17th. In the subject line of the e-mail you should write “Masterclass – Filming School”. The original of completed form signed by you should be sent or delivered by hand to:

Stowarzyszenie FILMFORUM
ul. Mińska 25 – bud. 8
03-808 Warsaw
(Soho Factory)

Best regards,
Mateusz

September 19-24 – Gdynia Film Festival

FF gdynia I’d like to inform that during this year’s Gdynia Film Festival I have an honor being a part of the jury in two competitions: Young Cinema and Short Feature Films. I deeply believe that young directors contribute their fresh attitude and unconventional ideas and themes to the cinematography. Their films are the promises of interesting movies in upcoming years. That’s why I will watch their films with a pleasure and big interest and I will support their work. Gdynia Film Festival is also close to my heart because I was awarded for the role of Kania in Dominik Matwiejczyk’s “Black” in the competition of Independent Cinema in 2009.
I will be in the jury together with actress and director Małgorzata Potocka, cinematographer Adam Palenta and director and scriptwriter Andrzej Krakowski. The head of jury of both competitions will be director Agnieszka Smoczyńska who won the award for “The Lure” (best directing debut) at Gdynia Film Festival in 2015.
You may find more information here http://www.festiwalgdynia.pl .

Best regards and see you in Gdynia,
Mateusz

August – the application „Conscious traveler”

ginace gatunki Be aware of dangerous holiday souvenirs! Many endangered species of fauna and flora are under international protection of CITES. For bringing to Poland products made of such endangered species of plants and animals, you may be sentenced even up to 5 years of prison! But how should you know which souvenirs not to buy?

You may use the free application “Conscious traveler” created by Polish naturalists and download it via App Store and Google Market. It works in Android and iOS systems. You may use it even being offline, it means without connection to the internet. If you notice products made of the species from CITES’ list, take a photo and help us update our base of dangerous souvenirs. You can add photos via application.

Be aware of what you buy and bring to your country. You may find more information in the application “Conscious traveler” and on the website www.ginacegatunki.pl.

Best regards,
Mateusz

August 14th – „Weekend for elephants” in New ZOO in Poznań

IMG_6367 Next Sunday I will protect the elephants :-) and I will take part in “Weekend for elephants” organized by New ZOO in Poznań. The event is associated with the International Elephants’ Day celebrated on August 12th and is going to be full of attractions for families with kids. The aim of the ZOO is to join the international protest against illegal ivory trade and to help to protect the endangered species of African and Asian elephants. Do you know that poachers kill these animals on a mass scale to get their ivory? The scale of this casus is so big that if we don’t do anything, the elephants will disappear from the Earth in the next dozen years at all. There is a huge demand for the ivory in the world. The most important thing what can we do, is to educate kids and adults and that’s why I agreed to support ZOO’s activities.

I will also show you the episode about Kenyan elephants from the documentary series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which I had a pleasure to host. After the screening I invite you to take part in the discussion. At the end of the event we will burn symbolically the ivory parts of Ninio – the elephant from ZOO in Poznań, which were cut out because of the health problems.

Everyone is invited,
Mateusz

June 11th – the interview in “Kulturalni.pl” program

Kulturalni-389x340I’d like to invite you to the program “Kulturalni.pl” on TVP Polonia, which will be aired next Saturday. Together, with the hosts Anna Karna and Radek Brzózka we will discuss about world’s nature protection, ecology and my cooperation with UN. I will talk about documentary series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which I had a pleasure to host. To make this film series we went to Kenya, Vietnam, Madagascar and Sri Lanka to search for unique and endangered species of animals and plants. In “Kulturalni.pl” I will talk about the results of poaching for elephants’ ivory and rhinos’ horns and how illegal disafforestation causes the irreversible damages, for example the biggest Indri lemurs haven’t got any place to live now. I will show you the most interesting parts of the documentary series as well.

I will have a pleasure to brag that together with Krzysztof Zanussi we became the first in Poland Sustainable Development Goals Advocates of UN. The goal of this honorable role is to reach as many people in the world as possible with the United Nations’ mission and to make them aware of how our attitude, choices and actions have a real impact on our environment, the quality of our life and the condition of our planet, which next generations will inherit from us.

I invite you to the program “Kulturalni.pl” on Saturday, June 11th at 11 a.m. and to watch the first episode of the series “The Map of the Disappearing World” which will be aired on Sunday, June 19th at 11.55 p.m. on TVP Polonia.

Best wishes,
Mateusz

May 15 – 100th show of „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey”

13233023_1124875087556366_817179333740478588_n I invite all fans of the theatrical show „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey” and these who didn’t see it on Sunday May 15th and Monday May 16th to come t Teatr Polonia in Warsaw. We will play the 100th and 101st show of the „Spank! 50 Shades of Grey”!

I remember when I read the text of the play for the first time and I just couldn’t stop laughing :-) I hope that will be for you two hours of great fun as well. The show is full of jokes who wrote Bartosz Wierzbięta (the author of cult dialogues for Polish version of “Shrek”), funny slapstick, dance and pop songs from movie „Cabaret” and Enrigue Iglesias’ repertoire in new arrangement and in our performance.
On the stage together with my colleagues actresses we will tell you in a comedian way about deeply hidden sexual desires and unusual relationship between a man and a woman. I play a role of pervert millionaire Hugh Hansen, based on the character of famous Christian Grey from the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Marta Walesiak in this role). I seduce 22 years old inexperienced Natasha Wood (Magda Lamparska) and teach her sophisticated erotic games… But seriously – we show what the intimacy is, how to draw the boundaries in the relationships, if money is enough to be fulfilled and happy and what love means these days.
I invite all couples and singles :-)

See you
Mateusz

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