Borka Pavićević


Borka Pavićević was born in Kotor (Montenegro). She studied theatre at the Academy for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television in Belgrade and contributed significantly to the Yugoslavian cultural and theatre scene with her work as a director and dramaturge. She was the founder of the theatre “New Sensibility” (1981) and took part in the artists' movement “KPGT” (1984-1991). She is artistic director of the Belgrade Drama Theatre and a longterm colleague of Jovan Ćirilov at BITEF. In 1994 she grounded the Centre for Cultural Decontamination, which is active in the struggle against nationalism, intolerance, and xenophobia. In addition, Pavićević writes for various newspapers and magazines. She is co-author of the book “Belgrad, mein Belgrad” (Rotbuch Verlag, 1998, translated by Maja Krsti). She has received numerous awards, including the Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theater (New York, 2000), the prize of the Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture (2004), and the Winning Freedom Prize (2005).