Marián Amsler

Marián Amsler graduated in theatre dramaturgy from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he also completed his doctoral study in drama direction. His stagings of Chekhov’s plays Platonov and Ivanov produced at the university were awarded at international theatre festivals in Warsaw, Prague and Brno. For both productions, Amsler won the Dosky Award in the Discovery of the Season category. After the completion of his studies, he worked as a director in collaboration with numerous Slovak and Czech theatres (Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre, Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin, Aréna Theatre in Bratislava, Dejvice Theatre in Prague, Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava, Drama Studio in Ústí nad Labem). In 2005, he co-founded the independent Letí Theatre in Prague which has maintained an exclusive focus on contemporary dramatic texts. From 2008 he worked as in-house director for the HaTheatre in Brno and between 2010 and 2014 was its artistic director. Between 2015 – 2018, he acted as director and artistic director of ASTORKA Korzo ’90 Theatre, Bratislava. Amsler currently works as an assistant professor at the Department of Direction and Dramaturgy of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.