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Entries in Russia (2)


Dragunskaya, Ksenia (Russia)

Ksenia Dragunskaya is a playwright and prose writer.

She is a member of the Russian Writers Association; the Russian Theatre Association, and the Russian PEN-Center

Ksenia is the author of more than twenty plays for adults, eight  plays for children and young people, and  4 stage adaptations.  Her plays have been published by the most established theater magazines (“Modern Drama”, “Playwright”, “Plots”) and staged in many theatres in Moscow, Russia and all over the former Soviet Union.

The texts have been translated into English, French, German, Serbian, Bulgarian, Czech, Finnish  and Japanese.   The plays are collected in two books, published in Moscow in 2008 and 2009.

 Running in Moscow in October 2011: “The Feeling of the Beard” (Centre of  Playwrighting and Directing, director Olga Subbotina),  “Naked Pioneer Girl” (“Sovremennik” Theater, director Kirill Serebrennikov), “Edith Piaf” (Roman Viktyuk Theater), “Extermination” (DOC. Theater)

 Ksenia is also the author of five books of stories for children, some of which have been included in a reading-book for schoolchildren on contemporary literature.

She is a chief-expert for the national prize on literature for kids and teenagers “Kniguru”.

Ksenia is fluent in English and has taken part part in many festivals and international collaborative projects.


Skorokhod, Natalia (Russia)

Natalia Skorokhod was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia where she still resides today. Educated in stage production at the State Theatre Academy of St. Petersburg, Natalia currently teaches drama at the Academy as well as at the University of Culture & Art. Since 1986, Natalia has written over twenty plays, produced both in Russia and abroad in such places as Switzerland and Slovakia. She is also the author of eight screenplays to date. She has been honored with numerous awards for her work, including first prize in 2006 and jury prize in 2009 for the “Best Fiction Script” at the all-Russian festival and competition Russian History Memory. Natalia also has over 100 publications in Russian film and theater magazines, including TEATR (Moscow), TEATRALNAYA (Moscow), and PETERBURGSKI TEATRALNIJ ZHURNAL (St. Petersburg), and has been featured in international publications as well. She is also an advisor for Arlekin 2010, the Russian children and youth theater festival.