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- MFA Theatre Directing - 2022
Markéta Sisáková (Maku) is a theatre director from Prague. It was there she discovered her directorial passion at the age of nine by boycotting Nativity plays in her elementary school and replacing them with her unlicensed take on “We Will Rock You, The Musical”. Much of her free time was spent around Prague’s English-speaking theatre community, which exposed her to an entirely different theatre tradition.
In high school, Maku lead the drama club and worked as an actress at the Blood, Love & Rhetoric theatre, where she directed her first original play, “Vienna”.
Markéta proceeded to spend four years in London, where she completed her LLB at King’s College London, and also completed a year in LAMDA, studying for a PTASS (Production & Technical Arts: Stage & Screen).
Returning to Prague in 2020, she founded the Sady 10 Apartment Theatre creating site-specific theatre inspired by the history of the building she grew up in. Throughout the various cracks and crevices of lockdown, Sady 10 produced “The Corona Monologues”, a collaborative piece of new writing centring around the Covid-19 pandemic. Maku's ambition is to develop Sady 10 into a full theatre company.