List of Conferences and Lectureships






by Goran Stefanovski

(2017) LIVE, DIE, REPEAT: ADAPTATION OF HAMLET FOR A PRODUCTION AT THE YUGOSLAV DRAMA THEATRE IN BELGRADE, Research Presentation at the Canterbury Christ Church University Centre for Practice Based Research, 23 May 2017

(2017) Mini Book Fair, Fulham Library, Public talk and presentation on the adaptation of Hamlet for the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade, 25 February

(2016) Sofia Scriptwriting Workshop, Opening Presentation for the Summer Scriptwriting Camp, International Academy of Scriptwriting, Sofia, the venue of the French Institute, 24 July

(2016) Tintin na Balkanot, (Tintin in the Balkans), presentation at the EU Info Centar, Skopje, Macedonia, 14 April

(2015) “The Play Figurae Veneris Historiae”, paper given at the conference Unknown Fronts, (The eastern turn in First World War History), University of Groningen, Holland. 5-6 November.

(2015) Promocija na Sobrani Drami Kniga 4. Uranija, Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ohrid. (Book launch of the Collected Plays, Vol. 4 published by Tabernakul, Skopje, with the author’s a presentation of the development of the three plays. 19 August.)

(2015) Od prva ideja do premiera. Presentation at the LGBTI Support Center, Skopje. (Macedonian version of the From First Idea to First Night, presentation given at the Canterbury Christ Church University, Centre for Practice Based Research, on the development of the play Figurae Veneris Historiae, 21 November)

(2015) Teaching the Unteachable. Paper at the colloquium Virtuous Circle?, organized by the Practice Based Research Centre, School of Media, Arts and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, 30 June

2015 Tintin in the Balkans, Practice Based Research Performance, Centre for Practice Based Research at School of Media, Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, 8 June

2014 Malta Playwriting Workshop, 27 Nov – 1 Dec.2014, Course in Scriptwriting for Theatre, a collaboration between Arts Council Malta, School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta and St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity


2014 Wiesbaden Biennale, “New Plays of Europe”, representative for the Republic of Macedonia


2014 Scriptwriting Workshop for students of the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, Ljubljana and Faculty of Philosophy in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The workshop was held in the context of the 44th festival of Slovenian National Drama, organized by Presernovo Gledalisce in  Kranj (24-29 March)


2013 New Drama Festival, Bratislava, Presentation and workshop of “A Little Book of Traps”, Bratislava, Slovakia (13-18 May)


2012 Maribor Twelve. In 2012, Maribor, as the Cultural Capital of Europe, hosted exceptional and leading personalities from various fields, ranging from arts to philosophy. The common criterion was that all guests must be leading international representatives in their fields. The umbrella theme was “The Art of Future”. Amongst others were Charles Simic, Jan Fabre, Tzvetan Todorov, Garry Kasparov and Hans Magnus Enzensberger. The talk was broadcast live on the internet and was televised by the Slovenian National Television. The full version of the talk is available on the web.


2012 Free Word, London, Opening speech at the launch of the book “Resetting the Stage Public Theatre Between the Market and Democracy” by Dragan Klaic, organized by Rose Fenton (29 November)


2012 Denovi na makedonska kultura vo Velika Britanija, round table to celebrate the launch of the 130 books of Macedonian Literature in English Translation and the performance in Macedonian of Henry VI, part 3 at the Globe Theatre, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL London, 14 May


2012 Wiesbaden Biennale, “New Plays of Europe”, representative for the Republic of Macedonia


2012 Mediatheke Helene Berr, Paris, Public Talk (10 March)


2010 Tabernakul Trojcata cetvorni, book launch for Venko Andonovski, Ferid Muhic and Goran Stefanovski, Macedonian National Theatre, 22 December


2010 Culture Action Europe, Brussels, “The Time is Now”, “What I Saw and What I Heard (and I what I told Kafka)”, a key note speech to the annual Conference (7-9 October)


2010 Wiesbaden Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Wiesbaden, Germany Representative for Macedonia


2010 Days of Macedonian Culture, 16-28 November, London, Literature talk with Nikola Madzirov and Joanna Labon moderated by Goran Stefanovski


2010 (IM) Personal Narratives – Laboratory on Dance and Dramaturgy,  Scriptwriting workshop, organized by Intercult, Stockholm and Lokomotiva, Skopje, Macedonia (15 – 20 October)


2009 European Cultural Parliament, Gothenburg, Annual Meeting (11-13 December)


2009 European Council for Foreign Relations, Madrid, Meeting (6-8 November)


2009 IETM General Plenary Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania, Participation in round table “Shootings Stars in the New Sky” at the “Eastern Promises” (8-10 October)


2009 Nothing Happens, Conference at Canterbury Christ Church University, paper  “Nothing Happens, Twice: The Case of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot” (17 February)


2009 Mala knjiga zamki, Novi Sad, Workshop of “A Little Book of Traps” with students from Theatre and Film Academies at the Arts Academy in Novi Sad (31 May)


2009 Scriptwriting workshop for international students at the Macedonian Language Seminar, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia (13-14 August)


2009 Deschooling Classroom, Key note speech at international conference , a project that addresses the contemporary independent cultural scene in the region, researching and offering an alternative to the hierarchical models of education in the art and culture, Ohrid,  Macedonia (16 August)


2008 Macedonian Language Event, organized by the Macedonian Embassy in London, Bonnington Rooms, London (12 November)


2008 Culture, Media and Democracy, European Cultural Parliament,  7th Session Liverpool (24 – 26 October)


2008 Transartists and Cisartists, keynote speech at the Artists in Dialogue, Transforming Communities, 11th Res Artis General Member meeting and Conference  Amsterdam, the Netherlands (9-12 October)


2008 Languages at Play: Theatre Translation as Cultural Transfer, Interdisciplinary Arts Colloquium, University of Warwick


2008 The Author Between Text and Context,  panel discussion at the  Vilenica Festival, Slovenia, organized by CEI (Central European Initiative) (4 September)


2008 Macedonian Language Seminar, a guest lecture, Ohrid, Macedonia (13 August)


2008 Chinese Whispers, paper at the Conference Writing in Many Tongues, Lives in Translation, South Eastern Diaspora Writing before and after 1990, at the Research Institute for the Study of Culture and the Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures, Groningen University (18 April)


2007 Closing speech at the Inside Out, 15th General Assembly of EFAH, European Foundation for the Arts and Heritage, “Re-Imagining Cultural Action in Europe”, Warsaw, Poland (8-10 November)


2008 Wiesbaden Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Germany, Representative for Macedonia


2007 Hotel Europa Book Launch, Macedonian Embassy, London (11 January)


2007 Hotel Europa Book Launch, Srpsko drustvo, London (25 January)


2007 Teaching the Unteachable, incorporating the film “What do You Want?” Key note paper  at the Faculty conference Teaching beyond Boundaries,  Canterbury Christ Church University (11 May)


2007 Masterclass in Scriptwriting , Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, (11 and 13 April)


2007 Lecture on social issues, identity and cultural politics at the American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (3 April)


2007 Red House Sofia Presents, Goran Stefanovski Live, open discussion on East, West, Balkans, Theatre Politics, Maps, Stories and other Passions (2 April)


2007 Bare Wires, opening speech at the International Meeting of Drama Schools in Skopje, Macedonia (27 March)


2007 Lecture on scriptwriting at The Faculty of Philology at the University of Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia (30 March)


2007 Tales from the Wild East: Balkan Theatre and Exile, Research Seminar at The University of Nottingham, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies (12 March)


2006 Where Are the Balkans? Panel discussion with Zelimir Zilnik and Goran Stefanovski, in the context of the Balkan Fever Days (15 June)


2006 Wiesbaden Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Germany Representative for Macedonia


2006 Scriptwriting masterclass and workshop for the Year 2 and 3 students of Scriptwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb, Croatia. By Invitation of Dr. Sibila Petlevski, Head of Department and Sergej Pristas, Pro-Vice Dean of School (June)


2005 The Heart of the Matter, key note speech at The Heart of the Matter(The Role of the Arts and culture in the Balkan’s European integration), at the Hague, organized by European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam


2004 On Our Story, acceptance speech at the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Skopje (17 December)


2004 Listen Here, speech at the International symposium: When Culture Makes The Difference, Heritage, Arts and Media in a Multicultural Society, Genoa (19–21 November)


2004 After Dinner Speech, at the Conference Sharing Cultures: “A Contribution to Cultural Policies for Europe”, Rotterdam, Netherlands (11-13 July)


2004 Trycicle Theatre, London. Playwrighting masterclass.


2004 Wiesbaden Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Germany Representative for Macedonia


2003 Tabernakul Book Launch of “Sobrani drami I & 2” and “Mala kniga na stapici”, Skopje (1 April)


2003 International Theatre Day, Macedonian Message, ITI Centre for Macedonia

(27 March)


2003 Cinelink, Member of jury of international feature screenplay competition


2002 Bonner Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Bonn, Germany Representative for Macedonia


2002 Theatre + Exile, Conference, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto (21-23 March)


2001 PEN Centre International Congress, London, speaker and reader at the Macedonian Literary Evening


2001 Theatre and Beyond, Tab lab Showcase, consultant, Brighton Festival (24-27 May)


2000 Avignon Festival Le Monde Recontres,  meeting with the audience as author of the project “Hotel Europa” at the Avignon Theatre Festival, organized by Le Monde (14 July)


2000 Stagecraft Play Competition,  Judge of a national playwriting competition for the Stagecraft Theatre Company, Canterbury


1999 Hamburg Sommertheatre Internationales Festival, Lecture “Tales from the Wild East”, written by commission on the topic of the Festival “Wo ist Osten?” or “Where is the East?”, Kampnagel  (26 August)


1999 Col0mbine Author’s Agency Literary Event with Jon Fosse, Arnold Wesker and Agnette Pleyel, Stockholm (12 April)


1998 Bonner Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Bonn, Germany Representative for Macedonia (not in attendance)


1998 UNESCO Conference Power of Culture, Keynote speaker at seminar/agora “Language and identity – the use of many languages as a resource in artistic work”, In coordination with the Swedish Theatre Union, Stockholm (31 March)


1998 Stockholm 98 Cultural Capital of Europe, Guest and participant at opening ceremony and also author of script for the international project Euralien, produced by Intercult


1998-2000 Dramatiska Institutet Stockholm, Visiting Professor at the Dramatic Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The post included research in scriptwriting resulting in the publication of the scriptwriting book “A little Book of Traps”, published by the Institute in 2002. It also included a number of presentations, talks and research seminars as well as part-time teaching of scriptwriting to students at the Institute.


1997 Theaterlandschaft Post-Yugoslawien, Symposium “And Now?!”, Mulheim, Germany (26.10-2.11)


1997 Bitef, Beograd, Member of International Jury and speech at opening ceremony, (14-26 September)


1997 Culture in Balance – Texts Crossing Borders, Ljubljana, Slovenia (25-29 June)


1997 Performing Arts and Cultural Diversity, The European Theatre Xchange, Stockholm (24-27 April)


1996 The Artistic Challenge of Cultural Diversity, Re:Map, CrossCurrents I, Copenhagen (4-6 October)


1996 Bonner Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Bonn, Germany Representative for Macedonia


1996 Theatre in a Multicultural Context, The European Theatre Exchange, Stockholm (9-11 February)


1994 ICA, London, A debate on exile and the written word after the publication of Storm: Out of Yugoslavia, edited by Joana Labon. Writers Dubravka Ugresic, Hamdija Demirovic, Slobodan Blagojevic and Goran Stefanovski. 28 September

1994 Bonner Biennale (Neue Stücke Aus Europa), Bonn, Germany Representative for Macedonia


1994 El Teatro Como Resistencia, Instituto Internacional del teatro Del mediterraneo, San Lorenzo de Escorial (12 July)


1994  Convivencia en Sarajevo, Passages, Conference of writers from  ex-Yugoslavia, Madrid (11-12 March)


1994 The Dismemberment of Yugoslavia – A Case Study, School of Continuing Education, University of Kent, Canterbury (February)


1993 National Theatre Platforms, Theatre and War, London (8 December )


1993 The Guardian Platform, Theatre in the War Zone, Edinburgh Festival (19 August)


1993 Sarajevo: The Culture of Representation/The Politics of (In) Action, Free Debate at LIFT 1993 at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London. 10 July.

1990 American Repertory Theatre, Masterclass for postgraduate students at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA


1988 Politics and Terrorism in Modern Drama, Dubrovnik, Croatia, August


1986 Contemporary Yugoslavia Through Literature and the Arts, Lecture on Macedonian Drama at the Fourth Yugoslav Studies Seminar, UCLA (27 February – 2 March)


1984 Iowa Writing Programme, Iowa, USA, September-November


1983 BITEF, Belgrade International Theatre Festival, member of jury


1981 Salzburg Seminar, Contemporary Theatre Session (26 may-6 June)


1979 Sterijino Pozorje, Yugoslav Theatre Festival, Novi Sad, member of jury


1978 Sterijino Pozorje, Yugoslav Theatre Festival, Novi Sad, member of jury