Jacek Papis, born in 1969, a director, actor, writer, playwright, graduate of the Stage Direction Department at Cracow Drama School (1999) and of the Theatre Arts Department of Warsaw Drama Academy (1995). A co-founder of the Wytwórnia Theatre in Warsaw (which opened on November 5, 2005). Collaborated many times with Maja Komorowska in Warsaw and Krystian Lupa in Cracow. A winner of the Ministry of Culture scholarship for dramatic literature.
Jarosław Jakubowski, born in 1974 in Bydgoszcz. Poet, writer, dramatist and journalist. His work is inspired by Thomas Bernhard. In 2010 his play Life won the first prize in the contest “Comedy writing” atThe Powszechny Theatre in Łódź and his drama The General (publishedin The Dialog magazine nr 12/2010), got into the final of the drama contest “Metaphors of reality” in Poznań.
Jerzy Łukosz, born in 1958 in Wroclaw, an author of fiction, essays and literary criticism. A graduate of German Studies, he’s a renown expert on Thomas Mann, an author of many works on German literature and a German translator. He published his texts in “Odra”, “Twórczość” and “Dialog”, as well as German literary magazines. He is the winner of Stanislaw Wyspianski Literary Award (1987) and the Stanislaw Pietak Award (1990).
Ewa Lachnit, a playwright and film director. Graduated in Polish Studies, specialising in theatre and cinematic arts, at Cracow University, and in Theatre Direction at Katowice University. She has made several feature films and documentaries. An author of contemporary plays: A Man from the Garbage (1996, awarded by the Ministry of Culture), The Bread Thieves (2000, received the TV Theatre award for contemporary drama), Choose the Stone You Will Throw (awarded in the 2007 John Paul VI Contest).
Michał Bajer, born in 1981 in Poznan. For his play Verklarte Nacht he was awarded in the second edition of the contest organized by the Polski Theatre in Wroclaw. In December 2004 the play, directed by Pawel Miskiewicz, was shown at the second Eurodrama Festival in Wroclaw. VERKLÄRTE NACHT/ Verklärte Nacht*
Grzegorz Wróblewski, born in 1962 in Gdansk. Lived in Warsaw until 1985, then moved to Copenhagen. Between 1993 and 1996 he wrote for the “bruLion” literary magazine and many others. He has published eight volumes of poetry, a collection of plays (Holograms, 2006), and four books in Danish; his poems have appeared in many anthologies. Twice awarded in the Poetical Notebook competition (1990, 1992) and also in the literary contest of the Copenhagen Brrndum publishing house (1995).
Inka Dowlasz, an author of theatre and tv scripts, she collaborates with Teatr Ludowy in Nowa Huta where she also directs plays as part of the Therapy Through Art Programme and the Improvisation Studio which organizes workshops that combine drama and psychology, as well as meetings, lectures and readings. She conducts “Role Construction” seminar at the theatre’s actors’ studio and at Jerzy Giedroyc Communication and Media School in Warsaw.
Anna Burzyńska, born in 1957 in Cracow. Leads Cracow University Department of Theory of Literature where she also lectures. An author of many literary studies as well as fiction and plays, also for teenagers. In 2004 the Academic Bookshop in Cracow published a collection of her plays in which, in a brilliant way, she warns us against the dangerous temptations of the modern world. Awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
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