Roza Sarkisian

Sarkisian is a graduate of the Theatre Directing Department of Kharkiv National University of Arts and of political sociology at the University of Karazin in Kharkiv. Between 2012 and 2017, she was the initiator and artistic director of the independent Kharkiv De Facto Theater. In 2017-2019, she was the artistic director of the First Ukrainian Academic Theater for Children and Youth in Lviv. In 2020-2021, she was theatre director of the National Academic Drama and Music Theater in Ivano-Frankivsk. Sarkisian is a laureate of the »Taking the Stage 2017« competition organized by the British Council in Ukraine, the »Personality of the Year of the City of Lviv 2018« award for the category theater and was awarded an Artistic Scholarship by the President of Ukraine (2019/2020). In Poland, Sarkisian realized her performances and projects in the Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw as part of the »Close Strangers« festival, the residency program at the Polski Theater in Poznań and the Korczak Festival in Warsaw. The theatre production Radio Mariija staged by Sarkisian at Teatr Powszechny was recognized among prestigious theater rankings as one of the most important theatre events of 2022 in Poland.