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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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