Prześluga, Malina

Prześluga, Malina

Born in 1983. Graduate of Cultural Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University, playwright at the Animation Theatre in Poznań. Author of six books for children (including Bajka i Majka, Bajka o Włosie Patryku, Bajka o starej babci i Molu Zbyszku, Ziuzia - awarded with the title of Book of the Year by the Polish Section of the IBBY). Her dramas are published in "Nowe Sztuki dla Dzieci i Młodzieży", "Dialog" and staged, among others, in Baj Pomorski in Toruń, Osterwa Theatre in Lublin, Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk, Doll and Actor Theatre in Opole, Norwid Theatre in Jelenia Góra, Lubuski Theatre in Zielona Góra, Polish Theatre in Poznań, Guliwer Theatre in Warsaw. She is a laureate of the Young Art Medal, winner of several awards and distinctions in the editions of the Competition for Theatre Art for Children and Young People organized by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań. In 2013 she won the main prize, audience and journalists's prizes in the "Metaphors of Reality" competition for the drama Sour milk. In 2015 she received the second prize (the first one was not awarded) in the closed competition of Wrocław Contemporary Theatre Strefa_Kontaktu_2016 for the drama The President's Suit. Also in 2015 she was awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska for her achievements in the field of literature and drama for children during the Evening of Cultural Creators for Children. In 2020, Malina Prześluga won the Gdynia Drama Award, the most important Polish distinction for authors of dramatic texts, in the 13th edition of the contest. The prize has been awarded to her for the drama The fool. In the same year, she also received the Arts Award of the City of Poznań.

Her plays were translated to: French, English, German, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Belarussian, Russian and Hungarian.

Dramas:

  • Pinocchio (based on Carl Collodi's Pinocchio, produced in 2014 at the A. Fredro Theatre in Gniezno, directed by Robert Drobniuch)
  • Dragons (text produced in 2014 at the Animation Theatre in Poznań, directed by Marián Pecka, and in 2015 at the Maska Theatre in Rzeszów, directed by Jerzy Połoński)
  • 35th of May (adaptation of Erich Kästner's book under the same title, produced in 2014 at the A. Smolka Puppet and Acting Theatre in Opole, directed by Paweł Aigner)
  • Sour milk (text produced in 2013 at the Polish Theatre in Poznań, directed by Ula Kijak)
  • Beak to beak (text published in "Dialog", realized in 2013 in Baj Pomorski Theatre in Toruń directed by Zbigniew Lisowski and in Polish Radio Theatre directed by Piotr Cieplak in 2013)
  • Just a word (text produced in 2013 by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań, directed by Jerzy Moszkowicz)
  • Just a word 2 (text produced in 2015 by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań, directed by Jerzy Moszkowicz)
  • Sticky (2011) (text under the title Luminous Light produced in 2013 at the Alojzy Smolka Puppet and Actor Theatre in Opole, directed by Marián Pecka, and at the Baj Pomorski Theatre in Toruń, directed by Zbigniew Lisowski in 2012)
  • Arabela (based on the motifs of the Czechoslovakian series Arabela, produced in 2012 at the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk, directed by Paweł Aigner)
  • Frame (2011) (text produced by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań, directed by Łukasz Chrzuszcz, and at the Powszechny Theatre in Łódź, directed by Jakub Zubrzycki)
  • Nothing, Wild Ant, Adam and Eve (text produced in Teatr Polski Radio directed by Robert Mirzyński in 2011 and in Teatr Guliwer in Warsaw directed by Zbigniew Lisowski in 2014 under the title Paradise, or what was when it was when nothing was there)
  • The smallest ball of the world (text produced at the Animation Theatre in Poznań, Zagłębie Theatre in Sosnowiec, Ateneum Theatre in Katowice and Baj Pomorski Theatre in Toruń)
  • Bleee... (text produced in 2011 at the Maska Theatre in Rzeszów, directed by Laura Sławińska)
  • Stephanie Moles killed her husband this morning and then sawed off his right hand (a monodrama made on the stage of the Drama Laboratory in Warsaw in 2010, directed by Kuba Kowalski)
  • Grande Papa (2009)
  • How is it (2007)
  • I sea not (2015) - first prize in the XXVI Competition for Theatre Art for Children and Young People organized by the Children's Art Centre in Poznań, a play produced by the Wrocław Puppet Theatre under the title "I maybe the sea" directed by Michał Derlatka)
  • The Beast (2015) - a text produced at the Lubuskie Theatre in Zielona Góra, directed by Przemysław Jaszczak.
  • Pastrana (2015) - a play made at the Animation Theatre in Poznań, directed by Maria Żynel
  • Derelict (2014) - text published in the Dialogue, February 2015.
  • Tiger Hamster (2015) - a text produced at the Animation Theatre in Poznań, directed by Laura Sławińska, and at the Polish Radio Theatre, directed by Dobrosława Bałaza.
  • Departure - the play had its premiere at the Animation Theatre in Poznań on 4 February 2017, directed by Janni Younge.

Literary work:

  • Ziuzia i coś niezwykłego (Tashka, 2014)
  • Bajka o włosie Patryku (Tashka, 2014)
  • Bajka o starej babci i molu Zbyszku (Tashka, 2014)
  • Bajka i Majka (Tashka, 2013),
  • Ziuzia (Tashka, 2012).

Awards and distinctions:

  • Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska for achievements in the field of literature and drama for children (2015).
  • Second prize (the first one was not awarded) in the closed drama competition of the Wrocław Contemporary Theatre Strefa_Kontaktu_2016 for the play "The President's Suit". (2015)
  • Jury Award, Journalists' Award and Audience Award in the 6th edition of Metaphors of Reality for Kwaśne Mleko (Sour Milk) (2013)
  • Individual award in the 19th National Competition for the Exhibition of Polish Contemporary Art for the text Chodź na słówko (Just a word)(2013)
  • Book of the Year of the Polish Section of IBBY Awards for the book Ziuzia (2013)
  • Young Art Medal in Literature (2012)
  • Distinction in the 12th edition of the Two Theatres Festival for the text of the radio play Nic, Dzika Mrówka, Adam and Ewa (Nothing, Wild Ant, Adam and Eve) (2012)
  • The main prize in the Children and Youth Art Competition of the Children's Art Centre in Poznań (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • Gdyńska Nagroda Dramaturgiczna 2020, main prize