Paweł Jurek, born in 1966 in Kalisz. He first graduated from Aviation Technical College in Kalisz, then from the Playwriting College at Łódź PWSFTviT, and finally from Warsaw Drama Academy, the Department of Theatre Arts. He worked as a plane engines assembler, clerk, technologist, copywriter, journalist, reviewer, editor-in-chief and literary director. He started writing in 1990. Since 1995 a script writer, lives in Warsaw.
Jerzy Łukosz, born in 1958 in Wroclaw, an author of fiction, essays and literary criticism. A graduate of German Studies, he’s a renown expert on Thomas Mann, an author of many works on German literature and a German translator. He published his texts in “Odra”, “Twórczość” and “Dialog”, as well as German literary magazines. He is the winner of Stanislaw Wyspianski Literary Award (1987) and the Stanislaw Pietak Award (1990).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
Doda Około-Kułak was born in a borderers family of Polish Tatars, who after the second world war settled down in Silesia. Her profession is an architect. She's married and has one son. She made her debut with a short story ("The fog", 1997)in "Przekrój" weekly magazine. Till now two of her novels (Family Affairs, 1999/ Cobweb, 2001) have been released.
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