Four Plays by Dorota Masłowska Book
Book Launch Zoom Interview
Friday, June 2 at 12:30pm ET
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Buy the Book Four Plays by Dorota Masłowska (2023)
With Krystyna Illakowicz. Moderated by Frank Hentschker.
Watch a Zoom interview with the author of Segal Center’s latest publication “Four Plays by Dorota Masłowska,” followed by performances of the Trap Door Theater’s “Bowie in Warsaw” at The Bohemian National Hall at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday, Saturday as part of The Rehearsal for Truth Festival 2023 and In Jersey City Theatre center on Sunday, June 4th at 7pm as a part of Voices International Theater Festival.
Four Plays by Dorota Masłowska includes:
– No Matter How Hard We Try, translated by Artur Zapalowski
– A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians translated by Benjamin Paloff
– How I Became a Witch, translated by Artur Zapalowski
– Bowie in Warsaw, translated by Soren Gauger
Dorota Masłowska is a Polish writer, playwright, journalist and singer/songwriter. She was 19 when her debut novel, Wojna polsko-ruska pod flaga biało-czerwoną (Snow White and Russian Red), was published and garnered massive critical acclaim in Poland. The book was translated into more than 20 languages, it won the prestigous Paszport Polityki Prize and was made into a movie directed by Xawery Żuławski. Since then, she has written several novels and plays, and she became a celebrated literary figure in Poland. Her second book, a rap-poem, The Queen’s Peacock (Paw Królowej, 2005) won the Nike Literary Award. In 2006 Masłowska’s debut play, A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians, was commissioned and staged by the TR Warszawa theater, and it has since been produced in London, Berlin, Prague, Moscow, Chicago and New York. Her second play, No Matter How Hard We Tried, was commissioned by TR Warszawa and Berlin’s Schaubühne and premiered in Berlin at the Internationales Autorenfestival in March 2009. These two plays received early readings at the Segal Center. Masłowska also wrote a poem for children, How I became a Witch, which has been sucessfully adapted for the stage. Her 2012 novel Honey, I Killed Our Cats was Masłowska’s second novel translated into English and published in 2019 by Deep Vellum. Her latest novel Other People has been translated into a multi-media performance by Grzegorz Jarzyna at TR Warszawa and was adapted for a motion picture directed by Aleksandra Terpinska and released in 2021. In 2014 Masłowska released her first music album, Społeczeństwo jest niemiłe (Society is Mean), and introduced audiences to her alter ego “Mister D”. In 2023 she retured with her next musical incarnation “Dorota” and released the album Wolne produced for the SBM label.
Co-presented with The Polish Cultural Institute New York, Tomek Smolarski, The Vaclav Havel Center, and The Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and Pavla Niklova.