Ana Fazekaš (Zagreb, 1990) is a critic, editor, and essayist in the fields of performing arts, literature, and pop culture, currently working as freelance writer for various publications including Kulturpunkt.hr, Kazalište, Kretanja/Movements, Kritika HDP, and Booksa. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature and Russian Language and Literature, and is currently working on her PhD thesis on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, focused on psychoanalysis, gender studies and transdisciplinary art theory.
Andrej Čanji is a theatre critic and theatrologist based in Belgrade.
Borisav Matić is a critic and dramaturg from Serbia. He is the Regional Managing Editor at The Theatre Times. He regularly writes about theatre for a range of publications and media.
He’s a member of the feminist collective Rebel Readers with whom he co-edits Bookvica, their platform for literary criticism, and produces literary shows and podcasts. He occasionally works as a dramaturg or a scriptwriter for theatre, TV, radio and other media. He's the administrator of IDEA - the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association.
Duška Radosavljević Krojer
Duška Radosavljević Krojer is a writer, dramaturg and academic. She is the author of award-winning academic monograph Theatre-Making: Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century (2013) and editor of Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes (2016) and the Contemporary Ensemble: Interviews with Theatre-Makers (2013). Her work has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK multiple times including for www.auralia.space (2020-21) and The Mums and Babies Ensemble (2015). She is a regular contributor to The Stage, Exeunt and The Theatre Times.
Edona Kryeziu is a researcher, filmmaker and cultural journalist. After obtaining her BA in European Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, she completed her MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS London University, at the Faculty of Anthropology. Kryeziu works at the intersection of story-telling and knowledge production, mostly invested in post-migratism and anti-eurocentricism practices.
Ella Dorman-Gajic is a writer and actor of Serbian and Austrian heritage. Her writing has been described as “impassioned” by The Guardian. Her debut full-length play Trade premiered at Omnibus Theatre, VAULT Transfer Season. The play was shortlisted for the 2020 Snoo Wilson Prize and Slam Soaps New Writing Competition. Her work has been staged at Edinburgh Fringe, The Arcola, Camden People’s Theatre and The Old Red Lion. She has been selected by Roundhouse, New Writing South and Apples & Snakes for their respective writer development schemes. As an actor, she currently stars as Tam in the BBC Radio 4 Drama Song of the Reed. https://www.elladorman-gajic.co.uk/
Fatlinda Daku is a human rights activist who is currently working as a researcher and freelance journalist. She studied Political Science at the University of Prishtina and has working experience in the civil society sector.
Flamur Dardeshi is a freelance writer based in Tirana. He has contributed in the areas of translation, analysis, and poetry. His main fields of interest are literature, cinematography, and theatre.
Florida is a lover of words, and of art in all its forms: fiction, poetry and drama.
Gresa Hasa is co-founder and chief editor of the feminist magazine Shota. She publishes regularly in national and regional media concerning issues of politics, culture and feminism. She studied Political Science at the University of Tirana and for many years has been involved in grassroots organizing in Albania, initially with the student movement and currently with the Feminist Collective, a progressive movement which demands social justice and gender equality."
Igor is a Bosnian born British playwright based in London. His debut play Old Bridge won the 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize and premiered at the Bush Theatre, London, in November 2021’
Iva Š. Slosar
Iva Š. Slosar is a student of dramaturgy and performing arts. She writes theatre criticism for web portals and participates in the cultural department of Radio Študent (Slovenia). She is also engaged in drama writing and theatrical creation as a practical dramaturg.
Ivanka Apostolova Baskar
Dr Ivanka Apostolova Baskar is a self-employed author, editor, translator, lecturer, programme producer, creator of video theatre projects, and visual dramaturg. She collaborates with the Theater Times USA, Mediantrop-Belgrade; Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA, Skopje Kreativa - Festival for Creative Industries, Faculty for Art and Design/EURM Skopje, and Stone Design`s No Man`s Land-Macedonian Pavilion, Venice Biennial-Architecture 2016. She is author of Theater Comics 1997-2020; In Search of Lost Director 2008-2020; Antropologija izkušenj v gledališču, 2019.
Mina Milošević graduated from the Dramaturgy Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and studies Master studies at the Department of Theory of drama arts and media at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. She writes theatre criticism for SEEstage, texts about theatre and film for the magazine Iz Off-a'; and hosts the radio programme about theatre Radio Nezavisna on Radioaparat. As a political activist, she campaigned for students and the right to a home (United Action Roof Over Your Head). She participated in the work of the Academic Film Centre at the 'Studentski grad' cultural centre, where she now moderates discussions about student protests in 21st century and works as a screenwriter on the documentary film about that subject. As a dramaturge, she staged the play Orlando by Tanja Šljivar and Goran Ferčec, which is performed at the National Theatre in Belgrade. She has written scripts for several short films and translated feminist texts.
Miran Hadžić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. His play The Day After was nominated for an Origins Award for
Outstanding New Work at VAULT Festival 2015. In 2012 he was winner of the Old Red Lion’s short play competition RedFEST, which led to his first full- length play The Love and Devotion of Ridley Smith. In 2021 Miran was lead producer on Out of the Woods: New Plays from the Balkans, a collaboration with Tamasha Theatre, INTENT New Theatre and Counterpoint Arts. Out of the Woods is a new series of audio dramas written by writers from the Balkans, which you can listen to on Apple and Spotify. Series One: Kosovo features Miran’s play Fifth Dimension. The production was nominated for a Grassroots Award at the Audio Production Awards 2021.
Mladen Bićanić was born 1949 in Bjelovar, in the former Yougoslavie, now Croatia, He worked for 15 years at Radio-Tuzla, and for the last 20 years, as a freelancer, at BHT 1 in Sarajevo. He writes theatre criticism for Oslobodjenje, in Sarajevo, and has published two books of his critical texts.
Natasha Tripney is a writer, editor and critic based in London. She is the reviews editor for The Stage, the newspaper of the UK theatre industry. In 2011, she co-founded Exeunt, an online theatre magazine, which she edited until 2016. She is a contributor to the Guardian, the Independent, the BBC, Tortoise and Kosovo 2.0
Nick Awde is a journalist, playwright, editor, critic and producer. Based in the UK, he is co-director of Morecambe's Alhambra Theatre. Books include Equal Stages (diversity and inclusion in theatre), Mellotron, Women In Islam, and translations of plays by other writers. Much of his work focuses on ethnoconflict and language/cultural genocide.
Nora Čulić Matošić
Nora Čulić Matošić (1998) is a student of Comparative Literature (MA) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. She has written theatre criticism for the Croatian radio programme Theatralia and web portal Kulturpunkt.hr. Besides theatre, her interests are other forms of performing arts (particularly dance performances) and film.
Tanya Cubric is an actress and artist based in London. She starred as Jana in Trade. She was born in Montreal and her family originates from Serbia and Montenegro. She trained at École Philippe Gaulier and holds a degree in Neuroscience BSc from UCL. Her recent credits include: TV: Bloods Series 2 (Sky One), We Hunt Together (BBC/Alibi), Automat (Sky Arts) and The Tunnel Series 2 (Sky Atlantic). Stage: XOX (Cambridge Junction), A Splintered Woman (Theatre 503), Extra Terra (BAC/Monofest, Izmir), The Chemsex Monologues (Oscar Wilde Theatre, Berlin), Swifties (Theatre N16).
Tom Mustroph works in Berlin and Palermo as a freelance journalist and dramaturg. He operates in several journalistic fields, such as theatre, fine arts and sports. He is most interested in how self-responsible work can succeed elegantly and in accordance to minimal moral standards. He collaborates with several German language publications such as taz, FAZ, Neues Deutschland, NZZ, Theater der Zeit, zeit online, Deutschlandfunk and WDR.
Tommo is a Sheffield-based dramaturg for text and production. He’s Residencies Dramaturg and a Supported Artist at Sheffield Theatres, co-founder of award-winning dramaturgy company RoughHewn, and a board member of the Dramaturgs’ Network.
Verity Healey is a writer and critic published by The Stage, Open Democracy, Howlround, British Council, Calvert Journal, with editorial commissions for Belarus Free Theatre. She is a contributing author to Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance (pub 2022).