Teaching

  • September 2017 – present 

Visiting Lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London).  Thought, tutored and mentored on UG and PG courses Performance Art, Theatre Practice and Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Units include Key Concepts (1st year unit exploring basic theories, contexts, histories and vocabularies used in the fields of drama, theatre and performance, and specifically, applied theatre/performance and drama education), Immersive performance project (1st year practical unit introducing various approaches in creation of ensemble site-specific performance), LAB (3rd year practical unit on facilitating and devising).

  • September 2014 – June 2018

Associate Lecturer at the Drama and Theatre Department, University of Kent (Canterbury). Convened and taught under graduate modules spanning theory and practice. Modules covered were as following: Text for Theatre (1st year module looking into types of theatrical texts and skills needed to approach play text for the purpose of the performance), Modern Theatre (2nd year module looking at the key 20th Century theatre practitioners and movements), Empty Space (1st year practical module exploring different approaches to devising), European Theatre after 1945 (2nd year module looking into key playwrights, theatre artist and traditions), Directing (2nd year module on historical development of directing, major theatre directors from 19th century to the present days and important conceptual ideas such as mise en scene) and Theatre and Adaptation (2nd year module explores specific approaches to stage adaptation drawing on the work of contemporary theatre-makers).

This position has involved: module design; writing/giving lectures; running seminars and workshops; carrying out and overseeing assessment duties (including moderating); and pastoral duties (liaising with Student Support).

Students feedback

‘The lectures were insightful and the seminars, even though they were 9am on a monday, were always thoroughly enjoyable. Maja is a hugely inspiring woman and educator. Tying every discussion into current affairs and modern theatre was a fantastic and engaging way of learning. It is also hugely comforting to be taught by people who have so much knowledge and enthusiasm for what they are teaching.’ (European Theatre, 2 Year)

‘Maja has been a fantastic seminar leader. She has always kept us engaged and is inspiring with her knowledge to help for wider reading and anything we genuinely found interesting.’ (European Theatre, 2 Year)

‘The switch to our workshop leader Maya, really increased my enjoyment and understanding of the module. Immediately she made us all at ease and she personally supported and advised me on issues and difficulties I had concerning the module and more personal issues, for which I found her help invaluable.’ (Empty Space, 1 Year)

‘Maya Milatovic-Ovadia took over our group at a time when there was nobody else to cover. She has done an amazing job and deserves recognition for the excellent teaching she has provided. Our group would not be in the strong places we are now in terms of our practical end of term performance without her support. She came in without knowing our group very well and built a strong relationship with us, and helped us as a group finally begin to work together and communicate with one another. There was a lot of tension within the group before Maya took over our teaching, but she immediately had us working together and created a healthy and productive group dynamic.’ (Empty Space, 1 Year)