top of page
NINA Biography



Theatre Director

Nina Nikolikj (born 1987 in Skopje) is a Theatre Director employed at the Macedonian National Theatre. She graduated in Theatre Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje. She completed her post-graduation in 2014 and obtained her Doctoral Degree in Theatre Art in 2021.

Selected theatre works as Theatre Director:

  • "Bacchae: Agave" (2022) produced by Peripetija Production

  • "An Enemy of the People" (2022) produced by the Macedonian National Theatre as part of the project "The Ways of the Heroes"

  • "It Won't Be the End of the World" (2021) co-production between Peripetija Production, Macedonian National Theatre, and Sarajevo War Theatre SARTR

  • "Othello" (2019) co-production between Peripetija Production, Macedonian National Theatre, and Bosnian National Theatre Zenica

  • "The Seagull" (2018) produced by Macedonian National Theatre

  • "The Powder Keg" (2018) co-production between Bosnian National Theatre and Skopje Film Studio

  • "Belgrade Trilogy" (2017) produced by Peripetija Production

  • "Private Confessions" (2015) by Ingmar Bergman, produced by Skopje Film Studio and Macedonian National Theatre

  • "Mad Forest" (2014) by Cheryl Churchill at the Youth Cultural Center

  • "Eurydice" (2013) by Sarah Ruhl at Drama Theater in Skopje

  • "The Pelican" (2012) by August Strindberg, a project of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje

  • "Sex, Lies and Wild Geese" (2012), based on the play "Old Seybrook" by Woody Allen, produced by Circle Production and the Youth Cultural Center

  • "Trembling" (2011) at the National Cultural Center Jordan Hadzi Konstantinov Dzinot in Veles, and many others.

        Her rich curriculum vitae includes the following:

  • Since January 2021, she has been the coordinator of the international project "The Ways of the Heroes," supported by Creative Europe.

  • She has been a member of the Management Board of the Macedonian National Theatre since 2018, actively contributing to the management, financial, and artistic strategies of the theatre.

  • She has been the Artistic Manager of the independent theatre and film production company Peripetija since its foundation. Since 2015, she has produced local performances for children and adults, international and national co-productions, creative videos, and international tours.

  • She was a member of the artistic board of the MOT International Festival from 2012 until 2018, where she participated in shaping the festival's strategy and established significant connections with performing arts organizations in Europe and worldwide.

  • She was the project coordinator of the international project "The Pelican," a co-production between five regional Drama Faculties and the Embassy of Sweden in Macedonia.

  • Since 2016, she has been temporarily employed as a Theatre Director at the Macedonian National Theatre.




Sasa Handzic is a Bosnian theatre and film actor. He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo in 2007, and has been a member of the ensemble of the Bosnian National Theatre in Zenica since 2009 since where he is performing significant roles in most of the productions.

He is the winner of the following individual theatre awards: Award by the jury for Best Young Actor and Award by the audience jury  for Best Actor, National Theatre Festival in Brcko (2013), Award for Best Young Actor, Festival of B&H Drama Zenica (2009); as well as many collective acting awards on multiple festivals.

Among his most important roles are:

· Jago (Othello, 2019)

· Julliet’s father (Romeo & Juliet, 2018)

· Anđelko, Boris (Powder Keg, 2018.)

· Vladek (Who Ruined the Berlin Wall, 2014)

· Suljo and Fata (Mujo, Suljo and Fata in the society of spectacle 2013)

· Multiple roles (Conquest of Happiness, 2013)

· The Teacher (Swedish Hearth of My Mother 2009).

bottom of page