Anna Skubik (Performer, Puppeteer) grew up in Poland, graduated from the National Academy of Theatre and Puppetry in Wroclaw. She has lived and acted in Wroclaw and Torun in Poland, and abroad in Norway, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Armenia, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic.

Prior to developing her widely renowned solo performance, “Broken Nails,” Anna worked as a puppeteer at the Baj Pomorski in Torun, where performances included repertory puppet shows mainly for children and young adults.

Inspired by ancient Greek tragedy, she moved to Greece with no money and no job. Supporting herself in various odd jobs, Anna became a professional living statue, stilt walker, fire juggler, and actress performing modern Greek theater and TV serials in Athens. “Broken Nails” premiered in Torun, has toured throughout Europe, receiving the Grand Prix at the OFTJA Solo Performance Festival in Wroclaw (2008) and the Most Innovative Puppeteer award at the International Puppet Festival of Prague (2009), and prizewinning in Festival in Toruń (2011) for show "Fedra". Anna performs the play in Greek, Spanish, Polish and English. Anna also likes sweets and traveling.

A STAR WHO NEEDS HELP, OR AT LEAST A HAND
ANITA GATES
THE NEW YORK TIMES
2010-11-16

Don’t you hate it when puppets make eye contact and just glare at you? This is especially unnerving when the puppet is life-size and looks like Marlene Dietrich  in her later years.

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