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A writer, literary translator, dramaturg and director, Róbert Markó was born in 1984 in Szombathely. At Eötvös Loránd University, he pursued studies in psychology and theatre, along with Hungarian language and literature, and also attended the theology course at the Theological College of Győr. Since 2012, he has been studying puppetry in the theatre directing course at the University of Theatre and Film Arts. He has worked as a theatre critic and as a dramaturg, and was also an editor/presenter for Hungarian Catholic Radio. Since 2010, he has been an external lecturer at the University of Western Hungary, while also working as a dramaturg at the Iron Rooster Puppet Theatre starting from 2011. He has participated in a bunraku master class at the Blind Summit Theatre in London (2014) and in a landscape art workshop at the International Theatre Festival in the Slovakian city of Nitra. In 2012, as a member of the Iron Rooster Puppet Theatre, he received the Győr Award for Art, and was also recognised with the Sándor Weöres librettist's award in 2014 and the Round Table Theatre in Education scholarship in the 2014/15 season. Since 2014, he has directed and premiered his productions at such venues as the Iron Rooster Puppet Theatre, Trafó House of Contemporary Art, the University of Theatre and Film Arts, the Round Table Theatre in Education Centre and the Bóbita Puppet Theatre. He has been listed as the author of his own theatrical works since 2010: he primarily writes pieces for children, which have been presented in Timișoara, Győr, Pécs, Szombathely, Zsámbék, Békéscsaba, Veszprém and Subotica. He has made translations of works by Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Simona Semenic and Caryl Churchill, and since 2014 has also been one of the editors of the dráMAI mesék (MODERN Dramatic Tales) book series, which features contemporary Hungarian children's pieces.
Róbert Markó