D. Glass -- literary pseudonym for Dmitri Semakin -- was born in 1967. He is a graduate of the Gorky Theatre College (1991) and the Russian Academy of Theatre Art GITIS (1997), and has worked in television in Moscow. As a director and producer he has realized several drama projects, including Mozart & Salieri (International Theatre Project, Edinburgh Fringe 1999), and other productions. His play Amazonia, or Guard #8 was first produced by the Kamchatka Drama & Comedy Theatre Company, and has had great success in Russia and abroad (Edinburgh Fringe 2000, Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival 2001, Gift International Arts Festival, etc.). Mr. Semakin currently works in the advertising business in Moscow.