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.
Artur Pałyga, born in 1971 in the borderland between Poland and the Ukraine, spent his childhood in the borderland between Poland and Czechoslovakia… A graduate in Polish studies at Cracow University; also graduated from a teacher training- college where he specialized in musical education. In his youth a declared “punk”, an author of punk song lyrics and a singer. Since 1989 a journalist. Pałyga is a winner of many literary and journalistic awards.
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.
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.
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*
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).
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.
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).
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