Ján Šimko (SK)
Ján Šimko (*1976)
He studied psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava and theatre theory at the Academy of Performing Arts. In 1999-2005 in Prague he co-founded the M.U.T. Theatre – an international association of inter-cultural type with strong tendency to theatre. In 2007 in Bratislava he founded the theatre association Tucet, oriented on authorial creation. In 2007 – 2009 he worked as a dramaturg and artistic director of the Studio 12. As a dramaturg he worked for the Akropolis Palace in Prague (1999 - 2002), at the Prague Theatre Festival of German Language (2002) and at the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival (from 2007). From 2010 he works as a chief dramaturg of the team of the Literary and Dramatic Centre of Slovak Radio, he also focuses on translations and theatre theory. As a director he co-operates with various theatres in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.