Nicholas Ofczarek | actor | Schauspieler | portrait | photo by Klemens Horvath
Nicholas Ofczarek, well known actor in Vienna. The portrait here was shot on behalf of the Burgtheater for a book about the new stars of the famous theater in Vienna. The idea is to show the actors behind the scenes. The book features Philipp Hochmair, Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hauss, Dorothee Hartinger, Nicholas Ofczarek and Johanna Wokalek. I took the portrait of Nicholas on the rooftop of the Burgtheater while Nicholas had a short break during a play. He impersonated the king in „Die Rosenkriege“. The play was still going on beneath the roof - we could hear the other actors’ voices loud and clear through the ventilation shaft. I have a certain image of him in my mind that is influenced by the many roles he played and I liked the idea of portraying him in that manner: very powerful, very courageous, very strong … standing up to the big famous „Blasengel“ on the roof of the Burgtheater.