Krystyna Musiol

Krystyna Musiol

Course Leader BA Theatre

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

The Media Factory, ME101

+44 (0) 1772 89 4290

Subject Areas: Drama and Theatre Studies, Contemporary and Visual Arts

Krissi Musiol holds a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies from Lancaster University & MA in Theatre Studies from The University of Manchester. She has been making ensemble and solo studio based performances since 2004, and has recently started creating smaller one-to-one performances, sited work, festival pieces and public engagement projects. Her research focuses on culture, identity & autobiographical live art and performance and has been regularly commissioned by hÅb Manchester.

Full Profile

Krissi is a Manchester based deviser and performer, working within Contemporary Performance and Live Art practice. On graduation, she set up the company Escape Theatre which, after receiving 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2004, made their home at greenroom Manchester. The company created 3 pieces: Escape In Chic, 0.079 per Hour and Jenny & Krissi’s Cake Show, receiving ACE funding alongside commissions from hÅb Manchester and Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster.

In 2007, Krissi began making solo studio based performances. Making A Big Deal toured as part of LANwest/In Transit and explored confessional performance, risk, failure and cabaret. Her second solo piece Sugar Statues, funded by ACE was based on a journey around Europe and was an investigation into autobiography, text & performance, cultural identity, Polish heritage and traditions, language and travel. The piece has been performed in both black box theatre spaces as well as white gallery spaces. Blue, Krissi’s third solo performance, was text based and influenced by Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. As a ‘Works Ahead’ commission, this piece began Krissi’s research into making a dance piece as a text-based performer and encouraged her current public engagement research project The Dance Collector which gathers stories and memories about dancing. As with her previous investigations, The Dance Collector is heavily influenced by Krissi’s Polish heritage, and is rooted within uncovering the different cultural heritages of a given community through dance. In addition to this, Krissi is currently touring Making Time, which is a one-to-one performance for theatre festivals, cafés & small spaces, exploring archiving, list making and the future.

The Dance Collector is currently being developed within Preston communities as part of a research/practice project for ADP as well as with Shropshire & Neighbours Rural Touring Pilot/PANDA.



MA Theatre Studies, The University of Manchester, 2007

BA (Hons) Theatre Studies, Lancaster University, 2004