Ján Luterán

Ján Luterán graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he majored in theatre direction in the 2010 class led by professor Ľubomír Vajdička. During his studies, he participated in the Erasmus exchange programme in Prague where he met American director Anne Bogart. Under her supervision, he attended the Viewpoints acting training. Luterán’s devised graduation production Once Upon a Time in a Classroom (2010; originally Academy of Performing Arts, later Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra) made him a well-known figure for both Slovak audiences and theatrologists. Renowned Slovak theatre critic and historian Vladimír Štefko awarded this production the Commedie dell’ Scholarum prize for intelligent humour. After graduation, Luterán collaborated with several Slovak theatres (Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin, City Theatre Žilina, Jonáš Záborský theatre in Prešov). His productions regularly participate in Czech and Slovak theatre festivals. He is the laureate of two awards from the Nová dráma/New Drama festival of contemporary drama and theatre, and was nominated for the Discovery of the Year Prize at the Kremnica Gags festival.