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Berislav Juraic

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Berislav Juraic

Lancaster University

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Research overview

My research interests concern post-war and contemporary Japanese theatre and performance, postdramatic theatre, theatre and language. Previously, I also worked as a theatre producer and a festival programmer in the UK and abroad.

Thesis Title

The Aesthetics of Crossing Borders: The Disruption of Japaneseness in Contemporary Japanese Postdramatic Theatre with reference to Yudai Kamisato

Career Details

I have professional experience in producing and programming postdramatic and international theatre. Between 2003 and 2009, I was the artistic director of a French-language international theatre festival in Croatia, a medium-scale festival where I was responsible for programme development. Parallel to running a festival, I reviewed international theatre for a leading Croatian theatre website. I have also reviewed Japanese theatre productions and collaborated with Japanese artists on the acclaimed Croatian premiere of Kōbō Abe’s Woman in the Dunes. In the UK, I produced a season of Edward Bond’s work, the English-language premieres of leading postdramatic works by playwrights Ivana Sajko, Elfriede Jelinek (for the 2012 London Olympics) and Werner Schwab. I was also the artistic director of a South-London theatre venue between 2014 and 2016 where I presented a season of contemporary North African theatre and the world premiere of Edward Bond’s new play Dea

Research Grants

Arts and Humanities Research Council NWCDTP - Scholarship


MA in Japanese Studies (Distinction), SOAS, University of London

BA in Modern Languages - Japanese and French (First Class Honours), Birkbeck, University of London

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