Kamil Žiška

Kamil Žiška graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he majored in theatre direction and dramaturgy in professor Ľubomír Vajdička’s 2004 class. His graduation work was the production of Fernand Crommelynck’s farce The Magnificent Cuckold for which he was nominated for the Dosky Award in the Discovery of the Season category in 2004. After he completed his studies, Žiška collaborated with many professional Slovak theatres as a director, writer, musician, lyricist or dramaturg (Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin, Trnava Theatre, Radošina Naïve Theatre, LUDUS Theatre, Bratislava Puppet Theatre, among others). In 1996, together with director Jakub Nvota, he founded the cabaret ensemble The Wandering Theatre in which they have been working together until today. Žiška’s production And We Will Whisper (Slovak Chamber Theatre Martin, 2009) participated in the 4thDemoludy Theatre Festival in Olsztyn, Poland in 2010, and in the MittelFest festival in Cividale, Italy in 2011.

He is the laureate of several prestigious theatre prizes. In addition to professional theatre, he also works in amateur ensembles in Horná Streda and Modranka. At present, he does not have a permanent contract with any theatre. He keeps working as a guest artist for the most prominent theatre scenes all over Slovakia.