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Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 ISPA Congress - Ira Judkovskaja
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Ira Judkovskaja

The Anthony Field Academy
Monday, June 11, 2018 & Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Ira Judkovskaja

Tryater (The Netherlands)

Artistic Director

Ira Judkovskaja (Moskou, 1975) has been the Artistic Director of Tryater since 2008. At Tryater she initiated and directed big location theater productions like the 11Stêdetocht (2008), a 12-hours winter performance that visited locations along the eleven cities skating tour, the IIsfoarstin (2014), a street opera in the inner-city of Leeuwarden, and the opening of Leeuwarden-Friesland as European Capital of Culture 2018.

She worked with classical pieces like Macbeth (2011) and Oom Wanja (2012), that she translated from Russian. Ira, however, also directed newly-written works, such as Polaroid (2007), from Jeroen van den Berg and Alexander (2006) from Willem Jan Otten. Ira writes works herself too like In Moaie jûn, and the four-hour theater production Grûn as part of the 50 year's anniversary of Tryater.

One of the priorities in her work for Tryater is talent development. This is why Ira founded an internal training. Ira followed the Theatre Directing programme in Amsterdam, after which she worked for several companies, before she joined Tryater.