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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, multilingual theatre, theatre and migration and liminality in theatre-making. Previously, I also worked as a theatre producer and a festival programmer in the UK and abroad.

Recent publications/conference papers/lectures:

Juraic, B (2023). Memory of Nanjing: Kamome Machine’s Experiments in Sharing Thoughts Through Body. In: 15th Colloquium of the Asian Theatre Working Group, IFTR. National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan. Presented on 18 February 2023. (incl. workshop presentation with Kamome Machine theatre company, Tokyo.)

Juraic, B. (2022). Crossing Borders: Engaging with Contemporary Japanese Theatre. In: Conversations in Performance Studies: Performing Performance Research. University of Philippines- Diliman. Presented on 3 November 2022. (invited expert speaker)

Juraic, B. (2022). Theatre and Migration (演劇とマイグレーション). Kansai University. Lecture in Japanese and English delivered on 20 October 2022.

Juraic, B. (2022) Book review: Engeki - Japanese Theatre in the New Millenium Vol.5 and 6. Asian Theatre Journal, 40(1). - forthcoming

Juraic, B. (2022) Demythologising Japanese cultural symbols in Yudai Kamisato's Happy Prince Fish. In: Shifting Centres - In the Middle of Nowhere, IFTR World Congress, Reykjavik. - Presented on 22 June 2022 (pending publication)

Juraic, B. (2022) The Art of Farting: Japanese Satire as a Deconstruction of Japanese Identity. In: Japanese Comedy Symposium. University of Salford, UK. - Presented on 10 March 2022

Thesis Title

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

Career Details

I also 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 Teatar.hr and had my own column. 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

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation - grant for fieldwork in Japan (2022)


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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