Simona Semenič is a Slovenian playwright and performer. She completed her dramaturgy studies at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. She is a recipient of the Prešeren Fund Award (2018), the highest national award for arts. She is also a three-time winner of the Grum Prize, the highest national award to be bestowed on a playwright in her native Slovenia. Her first award-winning play 5boys.si (2008) was translated into twelve languages. She has also won awards for 24hrs (2006) and seven cooks, four soldiers and three sophias (2014). Her other plays include you didn’t forget you just don’t remember anymore (2007), feast (2010), blame it all on donnie darko (2011), sophia (2011), we, the European corpses (2015) and the last love letter (2017). Simona Semenič also writes, directs and performs autobiographical experimental theatre shows.