Artists should be able to feel, when tendencies, that are against the people, start to emerge within the society
Juraj Nvota was born on March 1, 1954, in Bratislava. He completed studies at the Academy of Performing Art in Bratislava. He started his professional career during normalisation in Theatre for children and youth in Trnava in 1977. He worked in Trnava during his successful period in the 80th, directing numerous plays criticising social and political events in communist Czechoslovakia. Since 1982, he has also directed in The Radosinske naivne divadlo. During the Velvet Revolution, he was part of the oppositional activities of actors in Trnava, they were the first to organize meetings in town and published reform declarations. After the fall of the regime, he continued to work in the theatre in Trnava, since 1992, he became the main director of theatre Astorka and started to lecture at the Department of directing and dramaturgy at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since the 1990s, he also worked as a film and television director.