Mikhail Durnenkov is a playwright and screenwriter, based in Moscow. He began writing for theatre in 2000, and has been working professionally in this field since 2003. He is a member of the “New Drama” movement of contemporary Russian playwrights. Mikhail is the author of screenplays and award-winning plays. His plays have been translated and staged in Russia, England, Scotland, USA, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Turkey, Ukraine, Belorussia, Kazakhstan etc. He is a frequent participant in playwriting seminars and workshops across Russia and abroad. He has lectured at Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow Art Theatre School, and documentary theatre seminars. Since 2004, he has participated in the educational program Class-Act as a teacher. Since 2012, Durnenkov is an art-director of the well-established young-playwrights’ festival “Lubimovka”.