Theatre critic, journalis, lecturer. in 2002 she got her PHD in aesthetics at Eötvös Loránd University. Founder, editor-in-chief and theatre critic of Revizor critical website (covering: theatre, film, literature, art, music). Cultural editor and theatre critic at Népszabadság, the largest Hungarian daily paper. Lecturer at University of Film and Theatre, Budapest.
Norman Armour’s performing arts practice includes curator, director, actor and interdisciplinary artist. Since graduating from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 1986, he has collaborated on over 120 works for the stage and other media. He co-founded Rumble Productions, an interdisciplinary theatre company 1990. More recently he co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and is currently its artistic & executive director. Norman is the recipient of numerous awards, including Simon Fraser University’s Distinguished Alumni and the City of Vancouver’s Civic Merit and Mayor’s Arts Awards. In the spring of 2014 he directed the premiere of Pauline, a new opera by Tobin Stokes and Margaret Atwood on the life and work of Canadian Metis poet Pauline Johnson.
Bia Junqueira is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, art director. Her path and interest for the intersection, association of languages and for providing the Brazilian audience with new references placed her as one of the founders of the group that has developed, realized, directed and curated the riocenacontemporanea - International Festival of Arts of Rio de Janeiro and now the TEMPO_FESTIVAL das Artes. She has been developing her work as a curator and Artistic Director since 1996, with festivals, special showcase focus, exhibitions, She is in jury board of Shell Prize, the most important and renowned theater award in Brazil. She participated in the Fórum Cultural Mundial, as the co-author of the book Rio 40 Graus. She runs and manages the courses connected to art direction in the Getulio Vargas Foundation. She worked in Ópera de Paris - Palais Garnier from 1987 to 1989 and had a chance to collaborate with great European theatre directors such as Patrice Chéreau, Jorge Lavelli, Bernard Sobel, Yannis Kokkos.
Co-Director of the Under the Radar Festival and the Director of the Devised Theater Initiative at The Public Theater in New York City. She was the lead curator of ArtsEmerson’s TNT Festival 2013 (Boston), and was an associate producer of Radar L.A. 2011 (Los Angeles). She was a recipient of TCG’s Young Leader of Color award and also the 2014 recipient of the Josephine Abady Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women. Born and raised in Singapore, Meiyin served as resident playwright and director with Singapore Repertory Theatre before moving to New York. She holds an M.F.A in Directing from Columbia University.
Deepan Sivaraman is an award winning Indian theatre director and scenographer based in Delhi. He graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of art and Design London with a specialization in scenography. His practice-led PhD ‘‘Spatial identities and visual language in Indian theatre’’ from Wimbledon College of Art London explores the possibility of an interactive visual language, alternative to word based drama. He taught scenography at University of the Arts London for five years and presently is an associate professor at School of Culture and Creative Expressions at Ambedkar University Delhi. He served as the Artistic Director of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK) 2014 edition. He is the curator for the first international live art festival of India which will be held in Delhi in 2015 October.
Deepan has designed and directed more than 60 performances for various companies and academic institutions in India and Europe and his works have been performed in several important theatre festivals around the world including Avignon, Alameda, Edinburgh, Prithvi, ITFOK, META and Bharath Rang Mahotsav. Deepan is a recipient of Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademy Award for theatre direction and his works represented Indian scenography at Prague Quadrennial in 2011. His play Spinal Cord received 7 Mahindra Excellence National Theatre Awards in 2010 including best designer and director. Deepan is the founding artistic director Oxygen Theatre Company.