Maja Milatović-Ovadia is a freelance theatre director and lecturer. Her work has covered a broad range of genres, including contemporary plays, devised work, classical play adaptations as well as experimental opera. During her career she has worked in Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro and the UK. From 2009 she also works as advisor and theatre director for Most Mira NGO that is using art to support the process of peace building in post war Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Recent productions include: The Tunnel (RCSSD), One Hundred Trillion (Dot Collective), Found in Translation (Dot Collective), (Un)Decorated (RCSSD).
Other productions: On Misanthrope (Etcetera Theatre, London); Insain opera (Riverside Studios, London); Is Anything Broken? by Dan Davis (Tristan Bates Theatre, London); Moonflower opera (Riverside Studios, London); Woman Bomb by Ivana Sajko (Tristan Bates Theatre, London); Red, Black and Ignorant by Edward Bond (The Cock Tavern Theatre, London). La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi (St George Strings Opera Production, Serbia), Tatchell by Jonathan Bonfiglio (Old Fire Station, Oxford); Product Medea 4.0 (The Cock Tavern Theatre, London), Gagarin’s Way by Gregory Burke (BITEF Theatre, Belgrade); Pedalo by Nenad Velickovic (Blue Elephant Theatre, London); Bukefal by Bosko Puletic (National Theatre, Belgrade); The Lover by Harold Pinter (GLEJ Theatre, Ljubljana); Fall on Betl by Milica Piletic (National Theatre, Montenegro); Kafka’s Dick by Alan Bennett (National Theatre, Belgrade).
She was associate director of NADA (New Writing Project) at the National Theatre in Belgrade and associate director at Blue Elephant Theatre for the Balkan Season. She is a recipient of A.G. Leventis Foundation scholarship and a Hugo Klajn award.
In 2007, she completed an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at The Central School of Speech and Drama. Prior to that, she graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade with an honours degree in Theatre and Radio Directing. Currently she is a PhD researcher and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London).
Other relevant training: Directors Lab West,
Lincoln Centre, Los Angeles; Directors Program, National Theatre Studio, London; Rimini Protocol masterclass, Homo Novus, International Festival of Alternative Theatre, Riga.
She is a member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and the Drama Artists’ Association of Serbia.