Dušan Jovanović (theatre director)

Dušan Jovanović

Dušan Jovanović in 2010
Born (1939-10-01)1 October 1939
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now in Serbia)
Occupation Theatre director, playwright and essayist
Notable awards Prešeren Foundation Award
1979 for his direction of Kralj na Betajnovi
Prešeren Award
1990 for his theatrical opus of recent years
Rožanc Award
2008 for Svet je drama

Dušan Jovanović (born 1 October 1939) is a Slovene theatre director, playwright and essayist. He is known for his experimental and grotesque saryrical theatre. Since 2005 he has also been the president of the Prešeren Foundation.[1]

Jovanović was born in Belgrade in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. After the war he moved to Ljubljana with his father and went on to study English and French at the University of Ljubljana and also graduated in stage direction from the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. In the late 1960s and 1970s he participated in numerous experimental theatre groups and was artistic director at the Mladinsko Theatre between 1978 and 1985.[2] Since 1989 he is also assistant professor at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He is also author of numerous film and TV scripts.

Since the late 1990s Jovanović has also become an acclaimed columnist and essayist. In 2008 he received the Rožanc Award for his essay collection Svet je drama (The World is a Drama).

Published works



Essay collections


  1. "Slovene Writers' Association site". Slovene writers' portal (in Slovenian). DSP Slovene Writers' Association. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. Mladinsko Theatre official site

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