KSENIA DRAGUNSKAYA is a playwright and prose writer from Moscow who has penned more than thirty plays and several books of prose. She studied script writing at the State Cinema Institute in Moscow, graduating in 1988. She also worked at Mosfilm film studio as an editor of screenplays and as an author and TV presenter of broadcasts for children. In 1994 she successfully made her playwriting debut with the play Apple Thief at the Lubimovka New Drama Festival. Her plays have been staged in Moscow and other cities in Russia and exUSSR. Dragunskaya's plays for children and adults have been produced in nearly every Russian city that has a theater. Her texts have been translated into many languages including English, French, German, Finnish, Czech, Serbian, and Japanese. Dragunskaya is a member of PEN International and Theater Union of Russia. She speaks French and English in addition to Russian.