Dr. Naum Panovski [Наум Пановски in Macedonian] is a professional theatre director, dramaturge, and writer. He is as well a professor of performing arts, literature, criticism, theory, aesthetics, and humanities. Dr. Panovski is also a Fulbright Scholar 2011-12.

He was born in Skopje, Macedonia, and graduated from the noted Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio, and Television in Belgrade. Later he studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, earned a Master’s Degree in Dramatic Arts from the Faculty of Drama in Belgrade, and a Ph.D in the Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.

During his professional career in theatre he has worked as a director or a dramaturge on more than seventy productions produced and performed in theaters in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Italy, France, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Poland, or U.S.

As a theatre critic and writer he has authored two books, “Directing Poiesis” and “Theatre as a Weapon” and has written numerous articles published world wide. He has also presented his work on conferences, panels and/or symposia, served on boards, and held various artistic leadership positions.

His work was inspired by the theories and practices of experimental theatre of Adolphe Appia, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Antonin Artaud, Peter Brook, Joseph Chaikin,Richard Scheckner, Tadeush Kantor, Carl Weber, Robert Corrigan, Mata Miloshevich, and Mirjana Miocinovic.
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Currently Naum Panovski is Artistic Director of Poiesis Theatre Project in New York.

Contact: naum@naumpanovski.net • +1.917.349.0984