BISH award Jury


BISH competition 2023

Maja Mitic graduated from the Academy of Arts and Drama – Department of Acting (1988), Novi Sad, Serbia.

She has been working professionally in theater and film for more than 30 years as an actress, director, director, filmmaker, playwright/screenwriter and visiting professor.

Founder and director of the informal Theater Co-smo-s Belgrade 2016.

Artistic Director and Curator of the Nashville International Jazz Theater Festival since 2017. Since 1991, he is one of the founders of DAH Theater, the first professional theater laboratory in this part of the world, whose method is devising theater, where the performance score originates from the collaborative, often improvisational work of a performing ensemble. Maja Mitic has been part of the artistic core of DAH Theater since 2016 (25 years), where she has done more than 50 plays (roles) and projects. He also actively participates as a teacher in workshops, lectures, seminars, festivals, which Theater DAH has been organizing at home and abroad for years.

Dora Ruždžak Podolski was born on August 24, 1971 in Zagreb. She graduated from the School of Rhythm and Dance (1988) and Classical High School (1989). She studied Latin and Greek, and graduated in theater directing and radio broadcasting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb in 1997.
So far, he has directed more than eighty independent drama, opera and operetta titles and musicals, directing at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Rijeka, at the Summer Games in Dubrovnik, at GK Komedija, GK Trešnja, ZKM, GDK Gavela and others, as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Russia and Canada.
Together with Franka Perković, in 2001 he founded the Theater Association of Frustrated Directors (KUFER), which affirms a large number of young artists, directors, actors, dancers and choreographers. Since 2012, they have been leading the “Ruždžak and Perkovic” Art Organization (RUPER).
She is the winner of many awards and recognitions. As an assistant professor, she teaches acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts (where she is employed) and at the Music Academy in Zagreb. She was Assistant Superintendent of the Dubrovnik Summer Games for the drama program from 2009 to 2012, and has served as Superintendent of the Dubrovnik Summer Games since August 2017.

Born in Bitola in 1964. He graduated from FDU Skopje at the Department of Dramatic Actors in 1987. In 2002, he obtained his master’s degree at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in the field of communication, and in 2017 he received his doctorate at the Institute for Media and Communications at the “Justinian I” Faculty of Law. He writes prose, poetry, and essays as well as literary and theater and film reviews. He is the winner of several international awards for literature such as IVA Bogdani (Kosovo) and the award of the Society of Translators from Montenegro. His works have been translated into Serbian, English and Arabic. Translates from Serbian and English. He is a member of the international association for theater critics AICT-IATC, and publishes in several theater and cultural media such as Scena (Sterijino pozorje),, and others.