Maja Gal Štromar

Maja Gal Štromar (1969) is an all-round artist, actress, poet and writer, translator, theatre pedagogue, playwright and director. She studied Romance languages and also attended the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris. She has played over 90 roles in theatres at home and abroad, 33 in films. She has published four poetry collections Goga 66000, Na predpomlad mi reci ti (Call Me By My First Name Before Springtime), Že češnječas (It's Cherry Time), Boginja z zamudo- Dea in ritardo (Belated Goddess, poetry collection with a CD), seven novels, the theatrical monodrama Alma Ajka, published in Slovene and Arabic at the Biblioteca Alessandrina in Egypt, a children's story about the theatre Črkolandija (Letterland), the fairy tale Anina Zvezdica (Anna's Little Star) and a theatre manual Od besedila do uprizoritve (From Text to Staging). She writes theatre and radio plays for children and adults. In 1991 she won the Sever Award for her acting. Recently she has been working on a monodramedy Absurdania d.o.o. Notable among her novels are Amigdalino srce (Amygdala’s Heart) (Litera, 2003), Misli name, ko ti je lepo (Think of Me in the Good Times) (Mladinska knjiga, 2011), Potaknjenci (Cuttings) (Goga, 2014), and Ženska drugje (Woman Elsewhere) (Goga, 2017).

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