ALEKSA OKANOVIC (b. 1973) was born in Belgrade, but grew up in Denmark, where he graduated from The Danish National School of Playwriting in 2003. In the following years, he studied philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and subsequent studied at the film school in Prague. Already at the age of 12 Okanovic had three children’s books published and in 2006 he received a Reumert Talent Award for his plays RESTAURANT D’AMOUR and DIAMON DUST SHOES, the last mentioned was staged at Schaubühne, Berlin, at F.I.N.D. 7. In 2010 he was received a residency at The Royal Court Theatre in London and in 2011 he once again had a play, CONFESSIONS, staged on Schaubühne during Theatertreffen. As a playwright Aleksa Okanovic is known for his dark humour and edgy and often violent style.