MARINA KRAPIVINAProgram Bio
October 2010: New Haven, Connecticut, and New York
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Marina Krapivina is a Moscow-based playwright who only recently entered the world of theater and has quickly made a name for herself in Russia. Trained as a journalist, Marina worked for over a decade as an editor and chief editor at various publications. When the financial crisis of 2008 hit Russia, she left the world of glossy magazines and decided to pursue her passion for modern drama. She attended several courses and seminars, wrote a popular theater blog, and began soon began writing plays herself. Since then, several of her works, including “When the Sun Doesn’t Rush to Set” and “The Ides of March,” have made it to the shortlists of several competitions. While she still makes her living writing for magazines, most of her spare time is spent refining her dramaturgical skills and indulging her passion for theater.