Sanja Mitrović is a theatre director and performer based in Amsterdam. She is a founder and artistic director of Stand Up Tall Productions. Mitrović graduated in Japanese language and literature from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade in 2004, and the Department of Mime, Amsterdamse Hogschool voor de Kunsten in 2005. In 2010 she was awarded the prestigious Dutch BNG Nieuwe Theatermakers Prijs for the best young director for her production 'Will You Ever Be Happy Again?', which is touring Europe to critical acclaim since 2008. The same production is selected among the five best performances of the season 2009/2010 by TIN, magazine for theatre and dance professionals and is nominated for Prix D'Jardin Europe.Her previous productions include 'Books Once Read Make a Good Bullet Proofing' (2007), 'Shame' (2006) and 'Dhanu' (2005).
As performer and maker Mitrović has most recently collaborated with Nicole Beutler for the award-winning '1: Songs' (2009), and with Olivier Provily for 'Adem' (2010). Her latest production, 'A Short History of Crying', premiered in November 2010 in hetveem theatre in Amsterdam. In collaboration with the Beligian architect Laurent Liefooghe she is developing 'Woonmachine', a performative installation which will premiere at the Huis aan de Werf Festival in Utrecht in May 2011.