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Anna Wakulik

Anna Wakulik was born in Gdańsk, Poland, and studied at the Playwriting School (Szkoła Dramatu) of Teatr na Woli in Warsaw and at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. She is an associate playwright at the Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw. From 2012 to 2014 she was the Literary Manager at Teatr im. L. Solskiego, Tarnów. She was also Press Secretary at Teatr Atelier im. A. Osieckiej, Sopot, from 2006 to 2009.

She is the author of the play Zażynki (A Time to Reap) (Teatr Polski, Poznań; The Royal Court Theatre, London; the play was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award in 2013, received the Journalists’ Prize in the Teatr Polski Poznań’s playwriting contest Metafory Rzeczywistości and was shortlisted for the All Poland Staged Contemporary Play Contest [Ogólnopolski Konkurs na Wystawienie Polskiej Sztuki Współczesnej]) and Bohaterowie (Heroes) (Teatr im. L. Solskiego, Tarnów).

She has been a runner-up for the Gdynia Dramaturgy Award (Gdyńska Nagroda Dramaturgiczna) multiple times: in 2010 for her play Krzywy domek (Crooked House) (in collaboration with the Teatroteka series, 2016; Polish Radio Theatre, 2016); in 2014 for Wasza wysokość (Your Highness) (which premiered at Teatr WARSawy; in collaboration with the Teatroteka series, 2015; Polish Radio Theatre, 2017); in 2015 for Dziki Zachód (The Sentence), and in 2016 for Błąd wewnętrzny (Internal Error). Her other awards and nominations include: 2009 runner-up for her text Sans Souci in Teatr Polski Poznań’s playwriting contest Metafory Rzeczywistości; 2011 winner of the Teatr Wybrzeże’s playwriting contest for Elżbieta H. (Elizabeth H.).

She has been published in the dramaturgical monthly Dialog (Dialogue) (including the plays Sans Souci, Elżbieta H., Zażynki, Wasza wysokość and Dziki Zachód). She was recipient of a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and Cultural Heritage in 2013. She also taught creative writing at Collegium Civitas, Szkoła Dramatu, and the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design.

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