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  • Łukasz Chotkowski, photo: Jacek Domiński / Reporter

    Playwright, director, author of theatrical plays. He graduated from National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. He worked for theatres in Bydgoszcz, Wałbrzych, Szczecin, Opole and Warsaw. Read more about: Łukasz Chotkowski

  • Monika Strzępka amd Paweł Demirski, photo: Natalia Dobryszycka/East News

    Paweł Demirski is one of Poland’s most famous and controversial contemporary playwrights. Working almost exclusively with his partner Monika Strzępka, he has confronted the Polish audience with difficult and painful social questions in a style that often borrows from popular culture and the methods of documentary theatre. Read more about: Paweł Demirski

  • Magda Fertacz, 2005, photo: Piotr Bernaś / Forum

    Born in 1975. Playwright, film and theatre screenwriter, interior designer, winner of the Gdynia Drama Award and the competition at the Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition. Read more about: Magda Fertacz

  • Julia Holewińska, photo: Tomasz Szerszeń

    Despite her young age she has to her credit few theatre plays often staged in Poland and abroad – including controversial story about activist of Solidarność who reassigned his gender, a monodrama depicting child’s experience of the invasion of consumerism as well as a psychoanalytic story about the faults of father-hunter. Read more about: Julia Holewińska

  • Jolanta Janiczak, photo: Piotr Guzik / Forum

    Jolanta Janiczak is one of the most interesting and prolific young female dramatists working in Poland today. Read more about: Jolanta Janiczak

  • Michał Kmiecik, photo: Albert Zawada

    Michał Kmiecik is a playwright, director, and dramaturg that has, in a very short time, made a name for himself collaborating with older established artists and gaining a reputation as an agent provocateur of the avant garde. Read more about: Michał Kmiecik

  • Anna Karasińska. Photo: Jacek Domiński / Reporter

    Anna Karasińska is a director, filmmaker, and playwright. Her first play, Evalina Cries, was a sensation when it opened in Warsaw’s TR Warszawa Theater in 2015, playing to packed audiences and winning critical praise. Read more about: Anna Karasińska

  • Dorota Masłowska, photo: Jacek Kołodziejski, photo courtesy of Raster Gallery

    Bridging categories of difference amongst the Polish, her novels and plays force society to face the idiosyncracies of their characters along the spectrum of being "Polish." Read more about: Dorota Masłowska

  • Szczepan Orłowski, photo: Jason Brooks

    Szczepan Orlowski is one of the youngest, and most precocious dramatists to emerge on the Polish scene in the last five years. Read more about: Szczepan Orłowski

  • Tadeusz Słobodzianek, photo: Piotr Wacowski, Daniel Rudzki

    Playwright, director, theatre critic.Author of Our Class, a shocking play about complicated Polish-Jewish relations in the 20th century. Read more about: Tadeusz Słobodzianek

  • Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Warsaw, 2007, photo: Jacek Łagowski / Agencja Gazeta

    Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk is one of Poland’s leading contemporary dramatists, librettists and dramaturgs. Restless and ambitious, her writing and interests are continually on the move including documentary theatre, original plays, collaboration, adaptation, and contemporary opera. Read more about: Małgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk

  • Michał Szymaniak is a poet and playwright who recently gained attention for his first play #jaś #i #małgosia, a modern rap-infused remix of the Hansel and Gretel story. The piece mines the widening generation gap that has appeared in Polish society between those that grew up under communism, and the new generation that grew up on the internet. Read more about: Michał Szymaniak

  • Building on the tragi-comical rough-and-tumble between the sexes, and the mutual misunderstanding, Walczak is considered one of the most prolific Polish playwrights of the younger generation Read more about: Michał Walczak