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.