The Company

photo by Honorata Karapuda

Paul Bargetto (Artistic Director) is an international theater director and festival curator. He has lived and worked between New York City and numerous European countries including Poland, Romania, Germany, and Turkey for the past fifteen years. He founded the theater company East River Commedia in 1998 and the undergroundzero festival in 2007. He created his workshop for actors, The Flying Sandbox, in 2004. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Masters program in Directing and San Francisco State University’s bachelors program in Acting.


Marta Król (Actress) is a graduate of the acting department of the Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Krakow and the journalism department at the University of Warsaw. She worked with Krystian Lupa in his Mistrz i Małgorzata [The Master and Margarita] at Stary Teatr in Krakow and then in Auslöschung/Wymazywanie [Auslöschung/Extinction] at Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw. Important roles include Nina Zarechnaya in Niedokończony utwór na aktora [Unfinished Play for an Actor] based on Chekhov’s Seagull, directed by Krystian Lupa, Alina in Alina na zachód [Alina Goes West] directed by Paweł Miśkiewcz or Deborah in Gry i zabawy [Plays and Games] directed by Tomasz Gawron.  She is currently an actress in the ensemble of the Dramatyczny Theater in Warsaw.


Grzegorz Sierzputowski (Actor) is the Founder and the director of the Warsaw University of Technology Theatre program and the co-founder of the Teatr BOTO Sopot Foundation. He is an actor and director, and a graduate of the Białystok Art Training Institutions Team and the The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. He appears regularly with Teatr na Woli, Teatr Dramatyczny, Laboratorium Dramatu, Teatr Capitol Warszawa, Teatr za Daleki and Teatr Go. He is the winner of the Ministerial Award for outstanding achievements in the field of children and youth’s art education and the Laureate of the Marshal of the Pomoranian Voivodeship scholarship.


Tomasz Sobczak (Actor) received his acting certificate by passing the exam from ZASP in 1999. He has worked for Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej in Legnica (where he also worked as a director), and Teatr Łaźnia Nowa in Cracow. He is a founding member of Teatr Miasta Kołobrzeg. He won the prize for the best male role in the Kołobrzeg film festival for Stacho In the film Kamczatka by J. Kowyni and a prize from the Minister of Culture for promoting theatre culture for youth in Poland and abroad. He has created numerous roles both in theatre and film (working for directors such as Paweł Kamza, Jacek Głomb, Robert Czechowski) in both Polish and international productions. He has also appeared regularly on numerous television serials including: Krew z krwi, Prawo Agaty, Barwy Szczęścia, and Glina.


Helena Chorzelska (Actress) is a native of Warsaw, Poland.  She graduated from the University of Warsaw in 2011 with a degree in Italian Philology, and from the State Drama School in Krakow in 2015. She won the international award for theatre monologues in 2013 at the Premio Nazionale Delle Arti in Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica „Silvio d’Amico” in Rome. She is a regular performer at the Theatre Syrena in Warsaw and a company member of Teatr Trans-Atlantyk.


Krzysztof Polkowski (Actor) graduated from the State Drama School in Krakow in 2015. He currently plays at the Słowacki Theater in Cracow in Maskarada, directed by Nikolaj Kolada. He joined Teatr Trans-Atlantyk in 2014 and plays the title character of Karl Hocker in Album Karla Hockera.

Julia Trembecka is a graduate of the Theater Academy Aleksandra Zelwerowicz in Warsaw. She made her debut with the title role in the play entitled “Balladyna” dir. Radosław Rychcik. She collaborates with the Dramatic Theater (“King Oedipus”) and the Syrena Theater (“The Snow Queen”) in Warsaw and with Teata im. Stefan Żeromski in Kielce.” With Teatr Trans-Atlantyk she appears in Album Karla Hocker and in California.  She cooperates with many dubbing and voice-based studios, where she lends her voice to fairy tales and computer games.


Recent Posts



ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA at Polin Museum in Warsaw January 18, 19 

Teatr Polska Tour October 10 – November 11


California August 28 at Sopot Non-Fiction Festival, Sopot, Poland.

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA July 30, 31 (7:00 pm) at POCIĄG DO MIASTA 2018- STACJA NIEPODLEGŁA Festival, Gydnia, Poland

California!  May 18, Instytut Teatralny in Warsaw

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA December 2 (3:00 pm) at Instytut Teatrlany in Warsaw

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA October 4 at Instytut Teatrlany in Warsaw

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA June 8 at Theatrzene Europa Festival, Koln

California, Songs of Gold, Blood, and Silicon Warsaw Night of Museums May 20

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA March 26 at MDSM in Oświęcim

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA February 3, 4 Festival De Liege, Liege, Belgium

Premiere CALIFORNIA December 17 at Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA October 29, 2016 at szwalnia.DOK Lodz

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA August 30, 2016 at Sopot Non Fiction Festival.

Kalifornia Projekt – Residency at Sopot Non Fiction Festival Aug 27 – Sept 3

Review of ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA by Anna Grahm Un Fautenil Pour Orchestra (in French) 

CCTV China News (television program) about ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA in China

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA May 17 – 18 at Chantiers D’ Europe Festival, Paris

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA in CHINA April 8 – 14 opening historic Polish Season.

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA March 4, 2016 at Instytut Teatralny, Warsaw

Essay and Review of Album Karla Hockera in Kultura Liberalna by Alicja Rose

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA Nov 8, 2015 Interpretacje Festiwal, Katowice

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA Oct 28, 2015 at Centrum Lowicka, Warsaw


ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA Sept 4, 2015 at Sopot Non Fiction, Sopot Read the Review

ALBUM KARLA HÖCKERA June 28, 2015 at Malta Festival, PoznanRead the Review