INTERVIEW: Dr. Kasia Lech
About Dr. Kasia Lech (she/her)
Kasia Lech, with a PhD from University College Dublin, is a scholar, actor, storyteller, puppeteer, and Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her research and creative practice explore theatre through practice-based and traditional scholarship and primarily focus on verse, multilingualism, translation, and transnational experience.
Kasia’s monograph Dramaturgy of Form: Verse in Contemporary Theatre (Routedge, 2021) explores verse in twenty-first-century practice across different languages, cultures, and media. She published on verse in contemporary performance, theatre translation, multilingual theatre, multilingual actor, European theatre, theatre and animal rights, and puppetry.
Kasia trained at the Polish National Academy of Theatre Arts and performed internationally in theatre, television, radio, and film, including starring as the Grey Cat, a puppet that co-hosted the awarded live TV show for children CyberMysz on Polish national television. She co-founded Polish Theatre Ireland, an intercultural and multilingual theatre company based in Dublin.