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Anja Suša – Curator

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Born 1973 in Belgrade. Graduated Theatre Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Received MA at the Faculty of Philosophy (General Contemporary History Department) in 2002 Studied one year at the Fakultaet fuer Sozial und Humanwissenschaften (Theatre Science Deparment) at the Vienna University as the grant-holder of the Herder Stipendium.

Directed performances in theatres in Serbia as well as in Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia Sweden and Denmark.

Received many theatre awards primarily for the work in the field of theatre for children and young audience. She has written columns, essays and articles on theatre for various theatre magazines and newspapers in Serbia and abroad (Teatron, Ludus, TKH, Gest, Politika).

1997 – 2000 Co-founder and Artistic Manager of TORPEDO Theatre Company
2002 – 2011 General and Artistic Manager of Little Theatre Dusko Radovic
2002 – 2006 Member of the European Cultural Parlament (ECP)
2006 Curator of theatre program for Belgrade Summer Festival (BELEF)
2013 – 2014 President of the Forum for Culture (European Movement in Serbia)
2006 – present: Curator of Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF)

Annual Belgrade Drama Theatre Award (2006)

Grozdanin kikot International Award for Drama Pedagogy from the Theatre of Youth in Mostar (Bosnia) (2010)

ASSITEJ Award for the performance Little Prince at the TIBA (International Festival for Children and Young People) (2007)

Grand Prix for the performance Spring Awakenning at the TIBA Festival (International Festival for Children and Young People), Belgrade (2010)

Special International Jury Award for the Artistic Achievement at the TIBA Festival (International Festival for Children and Young People) for the performance In the Shadow of Hamlet, Children’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade (2011)

Grand Prix for the performance Rent a Friend at the Marulicevi dani Festival for children and young people in Split, Coratia (2012)

Grand Prix for the performance Rent a Friend at the Croatian ASSITEJ Festival in Čakovec (2012)

Croatian Theatre Award (2012) for the Best Performance for Children and Youth (2012)

Award of the City of Gothenburg for the best performance in 2012 (2013)

Nikola -Peca Petrović Award for the best theatre manager in Serbia, awarded by the National Theatre in Sombor (2010)

Selected theatre performances
Overlapping, Torpedo Theatre Company, Belef, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia, 1997.
Ethno Rave Circuss, Torpedo Theatre Company, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia, 1998.
Animal Farm, George Orwell, Belef, Barutana, Belgrade, Serbia, 1999.
Parasites, Marius von Mayenburg, Beton Hala, Belgrade, Serbia, 2003.
Anthony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare, Belef, Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia, 2004.
Pillowman, Martin McDonagh, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2004.
Pathogen, Albert Ostermaier, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005.
Genesis No. 2., Ivan Vyripaev, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Serbia, 2006.
The Little Prince, Little Theatre Duško Radović, Belgrade, Serbia, 2006.
The Burlesque About a Greek, Andrej Hieng, Madlenianum, Belgrade, Serbia, 2006.
Face of Glass, Marija Karaklajić, Bitef Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2008.
Vogellein, Staffan Valdemar Holm, National Theatre Belgrade, Serbia, 2008.
Spring Awakenning, Frank Wedekind/Irena Kraus, Little Theatre Duško Radović, Serbia 2010.
Through a Glass Darkly, Ingmar Bergman, Belgrade Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011.
In the Shadow of Hamlet, William Shakespeare/ Irena Kraus, Children’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade 2011.
Rent a Friend, Dora Ruždjak Podolski/ Saša Božić, City Theatre Trešnja, Zagreb, Croatia, 2011., Simona Semenič, Backa Teater, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012.
Maja and Me and Maja, Milan Marković/ Sreten Ugričić, Bitef Teatar, Belgrade and De Facto, Zagreb, 2012.
The Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare, Ljubljana City Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013.
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol, Children’s Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013.
Astronauts, Bea Usma Shifferts, Emma Brostrom, Chidren’s Cultural Centre/Little Theatre Duško Radović, 2014.
Chinaman, Maja Todorović, City Theatre Podgorica and Kotor Art Festival, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2014.
Little Golden Shoes, Dominik Smole, Ljubljana City Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014.
Ungdomen ar Deras Sjukdom, Ferdinand Bruekner/Stefan Akeson, Backa Teater, 2014.
Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen, Aarhus Teater, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015.
Once We Got Lost, by Lotte Faarup, – Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2015.