Oksana Maslova (UKR)

Author and Playwright


Oksana is a writer, journalist, and playwright from Odesa, Ukraine. She weaves together complex and thought-provoking themes such as self-identity, personal growth, ecological problems, and human relationships.


Oksana is the winner of national and international drama competitions such as the Ukrainian drama festival Week of the Actual Drama, Modern Drama Festival, and Next Stage Europe during the International festival LitPotsdam2019.
Her texts have been translated into five languages – English, German, Finnish, Czech, and Swedish – and presented on the stage and in print form in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United States, Ukraine, Italy, and Finland. Since 2017, nine of her plays have been featured on the short and long lists of dramaturgy festivals in Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.
In 2022, she wrote Diary of a Refugee, using her pseudonym Oksana from Ukraine. The story is based on real events in Ukraine and follows the life of a single mother and her young daughter before and during the first month of the war and their journey from Odesa, through Lviv, Uzhhorod and Ostrava to Prague. Despite facing immense challenges, the story highlights the ways in which people come together to help each other during difficult times.