Contemporary Slovak Directors

The Theatre Institute's research and publication project Contemporary Slovak Directors focuses on the field of contemporary Slovak theatre direction. The aim of the new project is to capture and consequently make accessible the work of contemporary Slovak directors by way of publishing expert profiles as well as pictorial and documentary material.

The project’s initiative has resulted from the absence of a comprehensive charting of the outcomes of art activity by contemporary directors in Slovakia, as well as from the effort to bridge the ruptures in the presentation of their work in Slovakia and abroad.

The project aspires to create comprehensive informative portraits capturing the art of selected directors, who currently represent the cutting edge of Slovak active and high-quality theatre and whose art has been shaping contemporary Slovak theatre direction. The encyclopaedic structure of the name entries and the documentary and pictorial material charting the individual productions are a guarantee of a comprehensive overview of the state of contemporary Slovak direction.

The catalogue is accessible to the public in Slovak and English at: and

The new profiles of contemporary Slovak directors will be continuously updated in the virtual online catalogue with the aim to cover the artistic work of Slovak directors of multiple generations.