Patrycia Ziolkowska joined the Theater club during her school years before applying to the Westphalian Drama Academy in Bochum at the age of 17. Already during her studies, she appeared at the Schauspielhaus Bochum under the direction of Leander Haußmann and Uwe Dag Berlin. Immediately afterwards, she gathered extensive experience as guest at numerous theaters such as the Schauspiel Hannover, Schauspielhaus Graz, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater Bonn and the Volkstheater Vienna. Ever since these beginnings, the actress has commanded a unique energy and seductive power, without fear of deep feelings.
With these capabilities, she manages, effortlessly, to build a bridge between classical theater and contemporary performance. This has made her an extraordinary actress on German speaking stages, such as the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Schauspielhaus Zurich, and the Thalia Theater Hamburg. The Stuttgarter Zeitung describes Patrycia Ziolkowska as: 'An exceptional protagonist especially in theatrical productions that are only marginally obliged to traditional psychological drama – because her classical, passionately devoted way of acting forms a fascinating contrast to productions that border on performance art.'
Directors who have profoundly shaped and influenced contemporary theater such as Dimiter Gotscheff, Jan Bosse, Jette Steckel, Karin Beier, Luk Perceval, Nicolas Stemann, Stefan Pucher, Thirza Bruncken, and Ulrich Rasche utilize the actress’s energetic, uncompromising, and dedicated performances for their ambitious productions. These alternate playfully between a human radiance and the fractures of life. In the process, Patrycia Ziolkowska manages, with the simplest means, to create fast transitions between the clarity and the contradiction of existence.