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.
Monika Milewska, born in 1972 in Gdansk. A Doctor of History, playwright, writer, translator. A lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy and Sociology. She made her debut as a playwright with Savonarola, published in “Dialog” in 1992 and then staged by the Polish Radio Theatre. A winner of over twenty poetry and drama competitions. Her book called Vinegar and Tears.
Dagna Ślepowrońska, born in 1959, a psychologist, poet and playwright, a graduate of psychology department and a social therapy school. Since 1988 she has been working as a therapist with individuals, groups and families. Her play Luncheon Meat (published in the “Dialog” magazine) was premiered in Teatro Caprile in Vienna and was also published in German in Anthologie Polnisher Dramen den Gegewart in 2000.
Izabela Filipiak, born in 1961 in Gdynia, a writer. Graduated from the Polish Studies Department at Gdansk University. Between 1986 and 1996 she lived in France and the USA. In the States she studied drama, acting, cinematic and visual arts, women’s literature and yoga. She made her literary debut in 1992 with a short story collection The Death and the Spiral. She has published eight books, a lot of essays and features.
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.
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.
Paweł Mossakowski, born in 1957, an author of radio and tv plays, reviewer and film producer. A graduate in sociology at Warsaw University, in 1981 he was employed as a junior lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Culture. Since 1989 a journalist for “Gazeta Wyborcza”, in 1990-1996 a literary director of the Polish Radio Theatre, and in 1996-2003 a Canal Plus film producer.
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).
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