Paula Vogel

Paul Vogel is a distinguished American playwright and teacher. She has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for her play How I Learned to Drive

The Baltimore Waltz and other plays
The Mammary Plays
The Long Christmas Ride Home
A Civil War Christmas
How I Learned to Drive
The Mineola Twins

Larissa Volokhonsky

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have translated the works of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Boris Pasternak and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the PEN Translation Prize in 1991 and 2002, respectively. Pevear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsky, of St. Petersburg, are married and live in France.

The Inspector
A Month in the Country
The Cherry Orchard
Molière, or The Cabal of Hypocrites & Don Quixote
The Seagull
Three Sisters

Tamara von Werthern

Tamara von Werthern is a playwright, screenwriter and producer.

As a playwright, her work includes The White Bike (The Space, London, 2017) and the short plays Baby Dolls (Hackney Attic, 2015) and The Village Church. Her work has also been shown at the Royal Court, the Arcola Theatre, Burdall's Yard, Bath, the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London, The White Bear Theatre, London, and the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, as well as a number of site-specific performances with her own theatre company Para-Site Productions and Plays Rough London.

Her writing has been long-listed for the Papatango Prize and BBC Writersroom Comedy Room.

For screen, her film I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire (an Elias Production) won the Best Screenplay Lift-Off Season Award 2019, a Lift-Off London Special Mention Award and has been screened in Cannes, London and Berlin. She is a contributor to Letters To The Earth edited by Emma Thompson. She is Theatre:Re's dramaturg for their latest show BIRTH (on tour).

Her poetry is published in various magazines, and she has also published two crime novels in Germany and is working on the third in the series.

Tamara von Werthern
The White Bike
The Village Church
Baby Dolls

Natal'ya Vorozhbit

Natal'ya Vorozhbit (aka Natal'ia Vorozhbyt) is a Ukrainian playwright and a leader in the resurgence of Ukrainian national drama in the 21st century. She writes in both Ukrainian and Russian.

Her first major play, Galka Motalko, had success shortly after she graduated from the Gorky Literature Institute (Moscow) in 2000. The Grain Store, a historical work about the Holodomor, the state-induced famine in Ukraine in the 1930s, was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 2009.

Vorozhbit took part in the Euromaidan protests in Kyiv in 2013 and 2014, and the theme of the ensuing war with Russia has coloured her work since. In 2015 she co-founded the Theater of Displaced People with Georg Genoux, offering an opportunity for refugees from the Donbass region to tell their stories in a formal, theatrical context.

Her other plays include Take The Rubbish Out, Sasha, which received its UK premiere as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint: International Plays from Ukraine and Russia at Òran Mór, Glasgow, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2015; and Bad Roads (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2017).

Bad Roads was made into a film directed by the author, which was Ukraine's official Oscar selection in 2022. Vorozhbit also wrote the screenplay for Cyborgs (2017), a film about the defence of an airport in Donetsk where Ukrainian soldiers fought separatists for 242 days.

Natal'ya Vorozhbit
The Grain Store
Bad Roads
Voices from Ukraine: Two Plays
Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha