Pałgya, Artur


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Artur Pałyga studied Polish Literature and Linguistics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and completed his training as a music teacher. Afterwards, he worked as a journalist. Today, Artur Pałyga lives in Bielsko-Biała, where he is the artistic director of the Teatr Tekstu theatre, which specialises in dramatised readings. He also writes features for the Przyjaciel Pies, an illustrated magazine, as well as poems and songs. Artur Pałyga is also the editor of the college newspaper for the University of Bielsko-Biała (Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Białej) and, working with the Teatr Grodzki organisation, teaches people with disabilities. In 2005, under the title Kołchoz imienia Adama Mickiewicza (The Adam Mickiewicz collective farm), he published a collection of articles from Belarus. His play Testament Teodora Sixta (The Last Will and Testament of Teodor Sixt), premiered in 2006, won the "Play about Bielsko-Biała” competition, initiated by the Polish Theatre in Bielsko-Biała. With this play, Artur Pałyga also qualified for the final of the 2007 Modern Polish Drama competition. Most recently, his Hamlet'44 has been performed in the courtyard of the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising.