Valeria Schulczová

Valeria Schulczová received her master’s diploma in theatre direction and dramaturgy from the Academy of Performing Arts in 1999 and completed her doctoral study in theatre art in 2009. As a dramaturg, she participated in several projects produced in Slovakia and the Czech Republic (Ludus Theatre in Bratislava, HaTheatre in Brno, Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava, Studio Rubín in Prague). At present, she is working as a theatre director, writer of theatre texts together with Roman Olekšák, translator of plays from English, and author of scripts for several Slovak and Czech television projects (Behind the Glass, Doctor Kellerová, Detective Dušo, Hot Blood, The Innocent, The Convicts). She worked as a director with quite a few theatres (the Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre, the Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin, the City Theatre of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav in Bratislava, Theatre on the Balustrade in Prague). Her professional debut as a director was Electra (Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava) which participated in the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus in 2001. The productions she directed were presented at the Touches and Connections festival in Martin and the Bursa International Balkan Countries Theatre Festival in Turkey.