Practice Based Research Output




(since joining Christ Church University in 2002)


Forthcoming Projects



·       “Cernodrinski revien a la maison”, publication of play in French Translation, France, 



  • “Cernodrinski revien a la maison” (Chernodrinski Comes Home), directed by Dominique Dolmieu, Paris, Autumn 2013
  • “Ogneni jazici” (Tongues of Fire), directed by Slobodan Unkovski, Dramski teatar, Skopje, Macedonia, autumn 2013





 September 2012 / September 2013



2012 Odisej (Slovenian translation of “Odysseus”), translated by Branka Nikl Klampfer, Maribor, Hisa Knjig, Zalozba KMS, ISBN 978-961-6744-55-3

2013 “Tales from the Wild East” in Theatre and Performance in Small Nations, edited by Steven Blandford, pp. 91-106, Intellect Books, Bristol and Chicago, 2013, ISBN 978-1-84150-646-3



2012, Hotel Europa, Theatre Isocele, Brussels, directed by Sylvie De Braekeleer

  • 2012, Bachannalia, radio production of the play, translated in Romanian by Ioana Ieronim, directed by Attila Vizauer, Radio Romania – Redactia Teatru, Bucuresti
  • 2012, Duhot na slobodata, (The Spirit of Freedom), Naroden teatar Kumanovo, Macedonia, directed by Luca Cortina
  • 2013 Polish Radio, Program 1, broadcast to March 2, 2013, Saturday  17h,  adapted for radio and directed by Dobroslawa Balazy
  • 2013, ODYSSEUS, Road Theatre, directed by Zeljka Gortinski, Lankershim Cultural Center, North Holywood, L.A. 20 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.

2013 Presentation and workshop of “A Little Book of Traps” at the NEW DRAMA FESTIVAL, Bratislava, Slovakia, 13-18.5


2012, 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, Free Word, London, 29 November, 2012 




September 2011 / September 2012




· SeSelected plays in English translation by Patricia Marsh-Stefanovska, NUB, Skopje, Macedonia, 2011

·       “Cearta dintre mine si Kafka” (“A Quarrel with Kafka”, translated into Romanian by Ioana Ieronim, Romania Literara, 9, anul XLIV, 2.3.2012




2011, Everyman (staged reading ), KočéBR theatre group and students of JAMU – Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, director Vítězslav Větrovec,  Brno, Czech Republic, 31 October.
2011, Hotel Europa (staged reading of excerpts), “A Balkan Sampler: Five Contemporary Dramatists”, Presented by the Department of Performing Arts,  College of Arts and Sciences and The Center for Peacebuilding and Development,  School of International Service at American University, directed by Hanna Bondarewska,  Washington DC, 5 November 

2011, Jane Zadrogaz, Naroden Teatar Bitola, directed by Ljupco Georgievski, 24 December 2011

2012, The Black Hole, production by Uceben Teatar NATFIZ, Sofia, Bulgaria, (translated in Bulgarian by Ivan Dobcev), 28 February.

2012,  Le demon de Debarmaalo, Theatre de l’Opprime, directed by Dominique Dolmieux,” (French translation by Marija Bejanovska), Paris,

7-25 March

2102, Let vo mesto, (Flying on the Spot), Naroden Teatar Bitola, directed by Nenad Vitanov

2012, The Demon of Debar Maalo, (translated in Romanian by Mrs Ioana Ieronim and Filip Ristovski), public reading at the Studio Hall of Odeon Theatre (actors of Odeon Theatre), organised by the Camil Petrescu Cultural Foundation and Odeon Theatre, Wednesday, March 21st

2012, The False Bottom, radio production of the play, directed by Attila Vizauer, Radio Romania – Redactia Teatru, Bucuresti

2012 “Odiseja (“The Odyssey”), a play for the theatre, commissioned by Teatar Ulysses, Zagreb, for a production on Brioni, Croatia, July 2012

2012 Production of feature film script Wild Wild East by Triangle Company, directed by Stole Popov


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


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


September 2010 / September 2011




·     Fragments of plays translated in Romanian by Nikola Vangeli in Acta Iassyensi a Comparationis, academicjournal published by the Comparative Literature Department, Faculty of Letters, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iaşi, Romania8/2010, pp. 384-395

·       Sobrani drami 3 (Collected Plays Vol.3), Tabernakul, Skopje, Macedonia, ISBN  978-608-210-149-1

·       Kavga so Kafka i drugi esei, (Quarrel with Kafka and other Essays), Tabernakul, Skopje, Macedonia, ISBN 978-601-210-148-4




·       Production of “Demon iz Debarmala”, Teatar Subotica, Serbia, directed by Dragana Milosevska, 8 October, 2010 

·       Production of “Let it go”, a piece for the theatre, within the production “Rodjeni u YU” at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia, directed by Dino Mustafic, 12.10.2010

  • “Hotel Europa” (extracts), in “Gare de l’est“, produced by Compagnie de théâtre Les Aimants, Paris, directed by Sophie Akrich, February 2011

·       Production of the play Demon of Debarmaalo at the Teatar zad kanala, in Sofija, Bulgaria, directed by Dino Mustafic, 14 May 2011



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

·       Politics, Poetics and Practice: Newparadigmsfortheorypracticeinterchangeincreativemediaproduction, Colloqium, Department of Media, Canterbury Christ Church University, 6 May, 2011, contribution published at




  • 2010 Scriptwriting workshop for (IM) Personal Narratives – Laboratory on Dance and Dramaturgy, organized by Intercult, Stockholm and Lokomotiva, Skopje, 15 – 20 October,  Skopje/Macedonia
  • 2010 Public presentation of the play “Bachannalia” by the Year 2 acting class of the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, directed by senior lecturer Vesna Stanojevic, 22 October


September 2009 – September 2010


·       2009 “Tales from the Wild East” translated in Romanian by Ioana Ieronim, published online in the weekly Luceafarul

  • 2009 Tetovane Duse, (Vybrane dramaticke prace: Let na mieste, Teovane duse, Zive maso, Hoikto, Cierna diera, Hi-Fi), collection of plays translated into Slovakian by Jan Jankovic, Juga, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-89030-42-2

·       2009 “Hotel Europa” in New Europe, New Voices, anthology of plays edited by Malgorzata Semil and Bonnie Marranca, Performing Arts Journal, New York, ISBN 978-155554085-2

·       2010 Le Demon De Debarmaalo, French translation by Marija Bejanovska, L’Espace D’un Instant, Paris, ISBN 978-2-915037-55-5

·       2010 Essay “Trans Artists and Cis Artists” published in TEAM Network  Year Book (Transdisciplinary European Arts Magazine), pp.44-49

·       2010 Play “Cernodrinski se vraca doma” (Chernodrinski comes back home) in Russian translation by Olga Pankina, in Sovremenaja Makedonska Piesa (Anthology of contemporary Macedonian plays), Moscow, edited by Olga Pankina, Okojom, Moscow, ISBN 978-5-904531-04-1.

·       2010 “Chinese Whispers” , essay, in Shoreless Bridges

(South East European Writing in Diaspora), edited by Elka Agoston-Nikolova, Rodopi, Amsterdam/New York, NY 2010 (Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 55), pp.21-26, ISBN: 978-90-420-3020-6, ISBN: 978-90-420-3021-3 E-Book

  • 2010 Poveşti din Estul Sălbatic, (A book of selected plays translated in Romanian by Ioana Ieronim, foreword by Ioana Ieronim), Fundaţia Culturală „Camil Petrescu”, Revista Teatrul azi (supliment), prin Editura Cheironm, Bucureşti, pp. 209, ISBN: 978-606-8220-02-4

·       “Mala kniha nastrah” (Slovak translation of “A Little Book of Traps” ), translated by Katarina Slugenova-Cockrell, Divadelný ústav v Bratislave, Theatre Institute , Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010, ISBN 978-80-89369-22-5





  • 2010 “Le Demon De Debarmaalo” (staged reading, THEÂTRE DU ROND-POINT, Paris, Directed by Dominique Dolmieux, 2 February

·       2010 Production of Bahanalii (Bachhanalia) at the National Theatre Veles, Macedonia, directed by Natasa Poplavska, 27 March; Awarded Grand prix for best production at the International Summer festival Stobi, Veles, Macedonia, August 2010




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

·       Meeting of the European Council for Foreign Relations, Madrid, (6-8.11.2009)

·       Meeting of the European Cultural Parliament in Gothenburg, (6-8.12. 2009

·       Selector and representative of Macedonia at the Theatrical Biennale “New Plays of Europe”, June 2010, Wiesbaden, Germany



·       Elected member of the ECFR European Council for Foreign Relations (October 2009)

·       Organisation and participation in one day Practice Based Research symposium “On the Shoulder of Giants”, Media Department, Canterbury Christ Church University, 16 February

·       Masterclass in Scriptwriting, Film Studies Department, Queen Mary, University of London, 17 February 2010

·       Masterclass in Scriptwriting, Drama Department, University of Kent, 26 February, 2010

·       Best Play Award for “Bachannalia” at the annual Macedonian National Drama Theatre Festival, Prilep, Macedonia, June, 2010




September 2008 / September 2009



·       Demon iz Debar Maala, Cankarjeva Zalozba, Ljubljana, September 2008, ISBN 978-961-231-677-8 (a collection of four plays “Proud Flesh”, “Tattooed Souls”, “Hotel Europa” and “The Demon of Debarmaalo”) translated into Slovenian by Ales Mustar, afterword by Lidija Dimkovska, pp. 299-307

·       Odbrani drami, (4 selected plays, foreword by Vele Smilevski), Mikena, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, December 2008. ISBN 978-9989-55-141-3

·       “Geschichten aus dem Wilden Osten”, (German translation of “Tales from the Wild East” by Eva Bonne) in Wespennest, Zeitschrift fur brauchbare Texte und Bilder, Nummer 154, Marz; Vienna, 2009. ISBN 978-3-85458-154-3

·        Mala knjiga zamki”, Serbian translation of “A Little Book of Traps” published by Sterijino Pozorje, Novi Sad, June 2009. ISBN 978-86-5145-21-6



·       Tetovirani dusi, Naroden teatar Kumanovo, directed by Jani Bojadzi,


·       Eurepica, Free Theatre, Belarus. ( “The Heart of the Matter” amongst texts by 11 other European playwrights for international theatre project, Lund, Sweden, 7.3.2009

·       A staged reading and discussion of the Romanian translation of Everyman, translated by Ioana Ieronim, in Sibiu, Romania, 5.6.2009

·       Cernodrinski se vraca doma, (Chernodrinski Comes Back Home), production at the National Theatre, Veles, Macedonia, directed by Martin Kocovski, May 2009 



·       Participation at a panel discussion at the Vilenica Festival, Slovenia, “The Author Between Text and Context” organized by CEI (Central European Initiative, 4.9.2008

·       Keynote speech “Trans Artists and Cis Artists” given at the 11th Res Artis General Member meeting and Conference ‘Artists in Dialogue, Transforming Communities’.  Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 9-12.10.2008

·       Participation at Liverpool, European Cultural Parliament,  7th Session – Culture, Media and Democracy“, 24-26.11.2008

·       Exercises in Style, organization and paper at Department of Media, Practice Based Research Event, Canterbury Christ Church University, 28.11.2008

·       Nothing Happens, Twice: The Case of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Paper written for the “Nothing Happens” conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, 17.2.2009

·       Workshop of “A Little Book of Traps” with students from Theatre and Film Academies at the Arts Academy in Novi Sad (31.5.2009)

·       Scriptwriting workshop for 60 international students at the Macedonian Language Seminar, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, 13-14.8.2009

·       Key note speech at international conference Deschooling Classroom, 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, 16.8.2009



·       Awarded Golden Award for lifetime achievement in playwriting by the International Theatre Festival Sterijino Pozorje in Novi Sad, Serbia, June 2009

·       Participation in critical reading group, revalidation of MA Teaching English as Another language, 29.6.2009

·       Small Research Grant received by the Canterbury Christ Church University Media Department for research towards revision and writing of annex to existing publication A Little Book of Traps, July 2009

September 2007/ September 2008



·       “Tales from the Wild East” in Theatre and Performance in Eastern Europe, edited by Dennis Barnett and Arthur Skelton, The Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A, 2008, pp.147-155

·       “After Dinner Speech” in Best of Sarajevo Notebooks, No  18, 2008, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ISSN 1512-8539

·       “Kdokoli”  in Ctyri Jihoslovanska Dramata, Boskovice, Brno, 2008, ISBN 80-7326-122-7, pp. 109-139 (“Everyman” in a selection of four Yugoslav plays including the Czech  translation of “Everyman” by Ivana Dorovska, including critical essay by Ivana Dorovska “Letmy pohled na soucasnou jihoslovansku dramatickou tvorbu”) pp. 5-16

·       “Hotel Europa”, Romanian translation by Ioana Ieronim, in Dramaturgie contenmporana din Balcani, ed. Andreea Dumitru, preface by Ioana Ieroninm, Fundatia Culturala Camil Petrescu, Bucurest, 2008, Isbn: 1220-4676, pp. 145-182

·       “Playwright as a maker of Plays” in Literary Landscapes, Central European Initiative, Round Table at Vilenica, The Author between Text and Context, Essays, pp. 41-52, Drustvo slovenskih pisateljev, Ljubljana, 2008. ISBN 978-961-6547-30-7



·       Script for short film What do You Want based on etching and interview with Nick Burton, edited by Andy Birtwistle. Video of film on display at the Sidney Cooper Gallery in Canterbury, 12-20.12.2007

·        Zasto Balkan nije seksi, AP Branko Krsmanovic, Beograd. (A theatre production based on the essay “Tales from the Wild East”) Directed by Vladimir Cvejic, July 2008



·       Paper Chinese Whispers presented at the 15th General Assembly of EFAH, European Foundation for the Arts and Heritage, “Re-Imagining Cultural Action in Europe”, Warsaw, Poland, 8-10.11.2007

·       Paper given at “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, 18.4.2008

·       Paper A Little Toolbox of Scriptwriting given at the Mediascape Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, 2.5.2008

·       The Ghost of Practice Based Research paper presented at the Practice Based Research event at Canterbury Chris Church University, 21.5. 2008

·       Interdisciplinary Arts Colloquium Languages at Play: Theatre Translation as Cultural Transfer, School of Theatre Studies, University of Warwick, 31.5.2008

·       Guest literary lecture to the students of the Macedonian Language Seminar, Ohrid, Macedonia, 13.8.2008



·       Awarded the Vilenica International Literary Prize for 2007. The prize is presented by an international jury to an author from Central Europe for outstanding achievement in the field of literary creativity and essay writing, 8.9.2007

·       Application for research grant to the British Academy’s Grant Committee for research project “A Little Book of Traps”. Application returned as alpha-rated, 23.6.2008




September 2006 / September 2007



·       Excerpt from “Hotel Europa” published in Michel Corvin Anthologie Critique des auteurs dramatiques Europeens (1945-2000), editions Theatrales, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, 2007. ISBN: 978-2-84260-231-4 

·       “Demon z przdemiescia” (Polish translation of “The Demon of Debarmaalo”  by Danuta Cirlic-Straczynska) published in Dialog, pp.104-130, Warsaw, Poland, May 2007

·       Chinese translation of “A Little Book of Traps” by Lina Lin, in Journal of Beijing Film Academy, Volume 5, 2007, ISSN 1002-6142



·       The Demon of Debar Maalo, a full length play commissioned and performed by the Dramski Teatar in Skopje, Macedonia, 27.11.2006

·       Doctoring of the feature film Frau Einstein for Hammer Production, Novi Sad. Research into life of Albert Einstein and Mileva Einstein. Reformatting of existent film material, January-March 2007



·       Research seminar Tales from the Wild East: Balkan Theatre and Exile given at the University of Nottingham, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, 12.3.2007

·       Speech Bare Wires to open 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, 30.3.2007

·       Lecture on social issues, identity and cultural politics at the American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 3.4.2007

·       Scriptwriting Workshops at the Scriptwriting Department of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, 11 and 13.4.2007

·       Faculty Conference “Teaching beyond Boundaries”. Key note paper Teaching the Unteachable, incorporating film “What do You Want?”, 11.5.2007



·       Presentation of the book “Hotel Europa” at the Macedonian Embassy in London, 12.1.2007

·       Presentation of the book “Hotel Europa” at the Serbian Cultural Society in London, 25.1.2007

·       Member of panel for scrutiny of Degree in professional Development (by Work related Learning) offered by the Faculty of Business and Sciences, 19.3.2007



September 2005/ September 2006



·       “Sztuka konstruowania naroznikow”, (fragments from A Little Book of Traps”) in Dialog, 10, Warsaw, 2005 pp. 187-191, ISSN 0012-2041

·       Stammi a sentire, Gran Bretagna (Italian publication of essay “Listen Here” in Quando la Cultura fa la differenza (Patrimonio, arti e media nella societa multiculturale),  (ed) Simona Bodo and Maria Rita Cifarelli, pp 149-155, Meltemi Editore, Roma, 2006



·       Hotel Europa  by COLLECTIFF 12, Performed at the Comedie Francaise Studio Theatre, Paris, Directed by Catherine Boskowitz,  17.10.2005

·       Frau Einstein development of feature film script, written by Aleksandra Pleskonic and Milos Jovanovic, Hammer Productions, Novi Sad, January-May 2006



·       Paper The Heart of the Matter given at the conference ‘What Future for the Balkans and the EU?’, European Cultural Foundation Conference: The Heart of the Matter, The Hague, The  Netherlands, 1.12.2005

·       Panel discussion “Where are the Balkans?” hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum London, moderated by Professor Kevin Robins, 15.6.2006



·       Member of international jury in Vienna for a Macedonian Drama Contest, organized by the Austrian P.E.N. Club, January 2006

·       Held Department of Media research seminar under the title of Tales from the Wild East, February 2006

·       Elected member of the European Cultural Parliament (ECP) a forum for outstanding artists, thinkers and cultural personalities from all Europe. (, July 2006

·       External assessor of Validation of Programme Document BA (Hons) Cinema Studies & Scriptwriting, University of Wales, Newport.

·       Scriptwriting masterclass and workshop for the Year 2 and 3 students of Scriptwriting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia by invitation of Dr. Sibila Petlevski, Head of Department and Sergej Pristas, Pro-Vice Dean of School, 6-10.6.2006

·       Validation of MA programme in Scriptwriting at Canterbury Christ Church University, July 2006

·       Member/selector of International Theatre Festival >> Neue Stucke Aus Europa, >> Theaterbiennale des Hessischen Staatstheaters  Wiesbaden, Germany, 22-25.6.2006




September 2004 / September 2005



·       Hotel Europa (English and French edition of the play, translated into French by Severine Magois), Editions L’Espace d’un Instant, Paris, 2004. ISBN 2-915037-16-7

·       ‘Duhot na slobodata’ (‘The Spirit of Freedom’), Kulturen Zivot, 2, pp.122-142, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 2005. ISBN 0047-3731

·       Prikazni od diviot istok, (‘Wild Wild East’, Essays and Interviews)  Tabernakul, Skopje, Macedonia, 2005. ISBN 9989-937-82-6

·       ‘O nasoj prici’ (‘On Our Story’), translated in Serbian by Nenad Vujadinovic, Mostovi, No. 129-130, pp 19-29, Beograd, Srbija i Crna Gora, January-July 2005. YU ISSN 0350-6525



·       Hotel Europa, Teater TKO, Koln, Germany, directed by Nada Kokotovic, 10.10.2004

·       Duhot na slobodata, (The Spirit of Freedom variations on a play by Chernodrinski), produced by the National Theatre Bitola, Macedonia, May 2005

·       Walter and Virginia, Collaboration on Script for Feature Film, Directed by Suzanne Osten, Stockholm, Sweden, released in 2006 as Wellkåmm to Verona



·       Paper Listen Here presented to the International symposium When Culture Makes the Difference: The Heritage, Arts and Media in Multicultural Society, Genoa, Italy, 19-20.11.2004




September 2003 / September 2004



·       “A Tale from the Wild East” in Alter Ego, (Twenty Confronting Views on the European Experience), edited by Guido Snel, Amsterdam University Press, Salome, 2004

·       Konzervirani Impresii, (book of prose), Templum, Skopje, Macedonia, 2004




·       Everyman, Atelje 212, Belgrade, Serbia, directed by Djurdja Tesic, 13.12.2003

·       Everyman, Theatre Melange, London, directed by  Sandy Maberley, 7.3.2004. Regional tour and run at the Riverside Studios in London; British Council sponsored tour to Macedonia, June 2004

·       The False Bottom, National Theatre, Sabac, Yugoslavia, directed by Djordje Djuricko, 5.5.2004

·       Tattooed Souls, National Theatre, Pleven, Bulgaria, directed by Dimo Deshev, 27.5.2004



·       Paper After Dinner Speech, at the “Sharing Cultures” European conference in Rotterdam, Holland, July 2004



·       Elected member of the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences, December 2003




September 2002 / September 2003



·       A Little Book of Traps (a scriptwriting tool), Dramatiska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2002

·       Sobrani drami, (Collected plays in Macedonian in two volumes), Tabernakul,  Skopje, 2002

·       Mala kniga na stapici, (Macedonian translation of A Little Book of Traps), Tabernakul, Skopje, Macedonia, 2003  



·       Artist in residence with Theatre Melange, Resident Playwright Award, sponsored by The Arts Council of England, 2002-2003

·       Bacchanalia, National Theatre, Subotica, Yugoslavia, directed by Kokan Mladenovic, 28.10.2002

·       Tattooed Souls, National Theatre, Pazardzik, Bulgaria, directed by Ljupco Georgievski, November 2002



·       Speaker at the Theatre and Exile Conference, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto, Canada, March 2002



·       Member of jury of CINELINK international feature screenplay competition, May-June 2003