Anja Suša | About
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photo by Jelena Janković

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
Spent one year at the Fakultaet fuer Sozial und Humanwissenschaften (Theatre Science Deparment) at the Vienna University as the grant-holder of Herder Stipendium.

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

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 – 2016: Curator of Belgrade International Theatre Festival (BITEF)
2019 – Present: Currently employed as a Professor of Theater Directing at Stockholm University of the Arts in Stockholm


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
Our Class, by Tadeusz Slobodzianiek, Helsingborgsstadsteater, Helsingborg, Sweden, September 2015
Blood on the Cat’s Neck, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz, March 2016.
Illusions, by Ivan Vyripaew, Ljubljana City Theatre, May 2016.
The Ridiculous Darkness by Wolfram Lotz, Helsingborg City Theatre, September 2016.
It’s Only the End of the World by Jean-Luc Lagarce, Uppsala Stadsteater, Uppsala, Sweden, December 2016.
Cherry Orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Gothenburg City Theatre, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 17. 2017.
Apati Based on the play “The Request Concert” by Franz Xaver Kroetz, Teater republique, Copenhagen Denmark, September 12. 2017. 2017.
King Mat The First by Janusz Korczak,
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 1. 2017.
“What’s Eating You?” by Dimen Abdulla, Ung Scen Öst,Linköping, Sweden 2018.

“The Republic” by Agnieszka Jakimiak and Tom Silkeberg, Mladinsko Theatre, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2019.

ThreeWinters” by Tena Štivičić, Uppsala Stadsteater in 2019.

“We’ll Lough At That Someday” by Ivana Sajko, Ljubljana City Theatre, September 2021.

“A Few Messages To The Space” by Wolfram Lotz, Bitef Teatar, December, 2021.

“Women As Lovers” Based on the novel by: Elfriede Jelinek, Uppsala Stadsteater (September, 2022.)

“#jeanne” by Ivana Sajko, Riksteatern in collaboration with Dramaten (March 2023.)