Júlia Rázusová

Júlia Rázusová graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Prešov University in a double major in aesthetics–Slovak language and literature, and from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in theatre direction and dramaturgy. While still a student, she directed productions (e.g. The Living CorpseViktor or Power to the Children) that participated in Slovak and international theatre festivals (the Czech Republic, Russia, France, Portugal). In 2009, she spent a specialized study stay at Rose Bruford College in London focused primarily on physical theatre. After graduation, Rázusová worked as a director for several Slovak professional theatres (ASTORKA Korzo ’90 Theatre, Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Alexander Duchnovič Theatre in Prešov, Slovak National Theatre, Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theatre in Zvolen). Since 2013, she has been the artistic director of the Prešov National Theatre which she co-founded with dramaturg Michaela Zakuťanská. The concept of the Prešov National Theatre was appreciated by Slovak theatre critics when it was nominated for the Dosky Award in the Discovery of the Season category in 2014.