MARIJA FARMER (Belgrade, Serbia) Theatre director, poetry writer and international consultant and trainer of programs for personal, social and organizational development through theatre and creative expression. She writes, directs theatre, dreams, is accidentally clairvoyant, loves passionately and believes in power of Beauty to heal all of us.
Founder and director of the company MAGIC AGENCY www.magicagency.rs – Creative consultancy – People and Company Culture Development (2008-current). Strategy development, program and people management (outsourced team), author of the programs/consultant/trainer. Magic Agency creates and delivers educational training programs for personal and organizational development (HR) and theatre events for conferences, promotions, celebrations or teambuilding (HR, PR, marketing). Developed brand of Business Theatre – using methods from theatre and performance to maximize the impact and effectiveness of the company. Clients (*not extensive list): Network Manager, Atlantic Grupa, Kraft Foods d.o.o. and Mondelez International Inc, Saga / New Frontier Group, Raiffeisen bank Serbia, GfK & Philip Morris International, Erste Foundation, Telenor, IDEA Akademija, Impact Hub Belgrade, Mlekara Subotica (via Mokrogorska škola menažmenta), Telekom (via MŠM), Knjaz Miloš.
International Freelance Trainer / Facilitator / Consultant, current (10+ years). Responsible for needs assessment, training design, training delivery and evaluation. Contracted by many national and international organizations and member of their trainers’ pools. In the field 20 years and has more than 7,500 participants behind her. Working throughout Serbia and Europe. Areas of expertise: Training of Trainers, Leadership Development, Applied Theatre, Creativity and Innovation Development, Entrepreneurship Development, Conflict Transformation & Dialogue, Intercultural Competences etc. Clients (*not extensive list): ISC – Institute for Sustainable Communities, Interkulturelles Zentrum (IZ), Austria, SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre (RC), Germany, National Agencies of Norway, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland (European Commission Program), UNICEF, UMCOR, Canadian International Development Agency.
Physical Theatre Director, current (10+ years). Facilitator, author and director of 20 theatre performances (art productions and applied theatre). Author of numerous programs and trainer for empowerment and personal, development using theatre and performance. Author and teacher of The Small Academy of Physical and Expressive Theatre, Belgrade. Some of the performances (director, writer): You Make Me – physical and expressive theatre performance, Small Academy final performance 2019, NFI, Belgrade, Serbia, After Wakening – physical and expressive theatre performance, Small Academy final performance 2017, KC REX Belgrade, Serbia, “I Hear the Drum” – physical and expressive theatre performance, Small Academy final performance 2016, KC REX Belgrade, Serbia, Me and You, The Same – physical theatre performance, director, writer, performer, 2015 Krug, Serbia, Who is Your Soulmate? – solo performance – AWA gallery OT301 residency programme, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012.
MF Creative Living – Creativity Development & Healing, current (10+ years). Facilitator and author of numerous programs for creativity unfolding in individuals, healing, passing through dark night of the soul, personal magic. MF Creative Living programs (Life as a Magical Act) integrate performing, play and our everyday lives. Some of the programs: Passion and Killers of the Passion, Kortrijk, Belgium, Inner Characters on the Stage, Infomat, International festival of Making Theatre, Athens, Body Flow Intuition – theatre for personal development workshops, Wild Women – performative research of rituals, sexuality and femininity, Power of Your Dreams, theatre workshop, Impact Hub Belgrade.
Poetry writer. Published 3 books of poetry, Last Remains of Poetry (2005, LOM), Her Secret Life (2010, LOM), I hear the Drum (Marija Farmer 2016).
M.A. in Psychology, University of Belgrade (1997); MAPA – Moving Academy for Performing Arts, Netherlands/Serbia (2007-2008); Expressive Arts Techniques – Theatre, Visual Arts and Poetry – EGS, Italy (2003), Germany (2002); Theatre of the Oppressed, Forum Theatre and Rainbow of Desire – Adrian Jackson, Cardboard Citizens, London (2002/2008); From ACT to ACTING (JAN FABRE (Troubleyn teaching method) by Cedric CHARRON, Paris Summer Academy, 2016, Paris; From 1995. onwards participated in many national and international trainings, workshops and conferences: Theatre and Shamanism, Playwriting, Improvisational theatre etc.