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    Michał Buszewicz

    (b. 1986) – playwright, dramaturge, theatre director. Graduated from the Jagiellonian University Theatre Studies and the Theatre Directing at the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Cracow with the dramaturgy specialization.  The author of following texts: Zbrodnia (Crime) staged at the Polski Theatre in Bielsko-Biała, Misja (Mission), Piotruś Pan (Peter Pan) based on the work of James Barrie (directed by Ewelina Marciniak) and Aktorzy żydowscy (Jewish Actors), Ośrodek wypoczynkowy (Resort), Kilka obcych słów po polsku (A Couple of Foreign Words in Polish) and  Kowboje (Cowboys) directed by Anna Smolar, with whom he co-authored the playscript to Erazm (Erasmus) as part of the Europe Ensemble project. As a dramaturg he co-created, among others, Nowe wyzwolenie by S.I. Witkiewicz in the Polski Theatre in Bielsko-Biała, Women as Lovers by Elfriede Jelinek in the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk, The Miser based on Moliere’s comedy in the Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz (with Ewelina Marciniak), Edward II  by Christopher Marlowe (with Anna Augustynowicz) and An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen in the National Stary Theatre in Cracow (dir. Jan Klata). He directed Kwestia techniki (It’s All About the Technique), Książka telefoniczna (Phonebook) and Kibice (Football fans) based on his own scripts. He is also the director of a short film based on an extract from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. Between 2015 and 2016 he worked as the head of dramaturgy department at the National Stary Theatre in Cracow. He ran a playwright workshop at the Jagiellonian University Performative Studies and at the Laboratory of New Theatre Practices in Warsaw. 

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