Kitan Petkovski is a director, dramaturg and co-founder of Bullet Heart Club with collaborator Ro Bright. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland, an MFA in Directing from the Victorian College of the Arts and is a Director’s Lab Melbourne alumni. He is a recipient of the Melbourne Global Scholars Award and Cybec Foundation scholarship. In 2020, Kitan was an Associate Artist at Theatre Works (Melbourne).
Kitan's practice includes developing new writing and directing work that experiments with cross-form and queer dramaturgies. A key feature in his work is the integration of live music. His mentors include Cora Bissett at the National Theatre of Scotland and Neil Armfield AO at Belvoir St Theatre.
Directing credits include Daffodils by Ro Bright (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotsman Fringe First Award 2016), Elizabeth featuring singer/songwriter Lisa Crawley (Nominated for Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe 2017), Freefall co-directed with Milly Cooper (2018), the development season of LuNa by Keziah Warner (Winner of the Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Playwright’s Award 2019), A Strange Nostalgia featuring Lheon (digital monologue with songs supported by the City of Melbourne, 2020), the Australasian premiere of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford (supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Midsumma Festival and Theatre Works, 2021) and The Hall by Ro Bright, as part of the Festival of Colour (Wanaka, NZ, 2021).
Current works in development include100 Beds commissioned by the City of Port Phillip, No Ball Games Allowed by Kristen Smyth and various gig-theatre projects with BHC, supported by Creative New Zealand.
Photo credit: Lachlan Woods