Dr. Joanna Crawley

NCAD Creative Futures Academy Co-ordinator

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Dr Joanna Crawley (Derkaczew) is a producer, journalist, translator and dramaturg. Originally from Warsaw, where she worked 2005 - 2012 as the chief theater critic with the leading national daily newspaper in Poland "Gazeta Wyborcza" and as a radio broadcaster with TokFM. In 2014 she co-funded a Dublin-based theatre collective White Label with which she produced live events, conferences and theatre shows, including "Story Machines" festival, "(A)pollonia - New Plays From Poland @ Dublin Theatre Festival", "Override" by Stacey Gregg and her own play "The Eurydice Project". As a producer and dramaturg she collaborated with The Abbey Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Rough Magic, Loose Canon, Brinkmanship Company, Eccles Theatre. She was the project manager with THEATREclub (2016-18) and the Admissions and Short Courses manager with The Lir Academy of Dramatic Art - Trinity College Dublin (2018-22).

Her translations of Irish plays into Polish include the work of Grace Dyas, Simon Doyle and Gavin Quinn, Deirdre Kinahan, Amy Conroy, Tom Murphy, Owen McCafferty. Honored with ASSITEJ Award for Excellence in Theatre Criticism. She holds a PhD in emancipatory education and theatre practices and she lectures at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.