DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2010 Grant Recipient
English Theatre Winner
Barbara Kozicki is a 31-year-old student at the University of British Columbia who will be starting her final year in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting Program this autumn. During her previous two years of studies at the UBC Department of Theatre and Film, Ms Kozicki has established herself as a quiet and determined leader in a very talented and exuberant class, as reflected in her nomination by her instructors. In addition to the roles she has portrayed as course requirements in professional-calibre stage productions, Ms Kozicki has taken on numerous film, television and voice assignments with production houses in Vancouver and Calgary as she hones her craft.
In submitting the nomination for The Hnatyshyn Foundation english theatre grant, Stephen Heatley, Associate Professor and Scholarship Chair of the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia identified Barbara Kozicki as “well known for her work ethic, her generosity, her grace, her heart and her talent. She really is a joy to watch in rehearsal and in performance because she is always learning and searching for something better.”
In adjudicating Ms Kozicki’s performance submissions, the jury for acting – which included: Scott Burke Artistic Producer, Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax; Caleb Marshall, Artistic Producer, Theatre New Brunswick, Fredericton; and Bradley Moss, Director, Theatre Network, Edmonton – was impressed that she is very clear with her acting choices, which makes her very watchable. She was commended for the manner in which she grabbed focus with a strong, direct, and physically connected performance style.