photo: Kevin J Thomson

About

Tomaž was born in Celje, Slovenia. After finishing The First High School in Celje, he has applied to a psychology undergraduate course at the University of Ljubljana, where he graduated in 2017. In the same year he applied to MA Classical and Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he recently graduated in theatre directing.

He has been involved with theatre for over 10 years, first as an actor in school plays but in the last decade focusing more on working as a director which is becoming his profession.

He has directed many publicly and critically acclaimed shows. The biggest success so far was The Pillowman, which became the first play in the 54-year history of the Linhart Encounter (the biggest festival of amateur theatre in Slovenia) to receive all four awards (Best Play, Best Direction, two acting awards). Authorial version of Macbeth, was also a big success. For it, he received a special award for original directorial ideas at the same festival.

He occasionally also works in film. He has directed four films, three short films and a longer documentary film. His first film, Broken Memories (Razbiti spomini), was selected for the competition part of the 15th Festival of Slovenian Film, and his last film, Control Panel (Nadzorna plošča), came third in the Muvit film marathon. His latest film related project was a web series Dualism (Dualizem), which broadcasted online at www.dualizem.com.