Radosław Figura, born in 1961, studied Theatrology at The Theatre Academy in Warsaw. He is an accomplished screenwriter and a theater instructor. He has published novels and his plays were staged in Poland and abroad. He also writes lyrics for polish singers. Since 2002 he has been working for the Polish television as a screenwriter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artur Grabowski, born in 1967, a dramatist, essayist, translator and lecturer. Studied polish literature and philosophy. He’ s always been related to Cracow. His dramas were read and put on stage in Cracow, Lublin, Warsaw, Budapest, Chicago and Zagreb. In 2001 he represented Poland at the Festival of Central Europe in Cividale del Friulli, in Italy, with his drama Well.
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