Born in 1975 in Zagreb, Ivana Sajko works as a playwright, director, theatre theoretician and author of radio productions and multimedia projects in which she works with artists from various fields. In addition to her collaboration with American composer David Simons, with whom she released a CD entitled Mass for the Election-Day Silence, Sajko is the author of eleven dramas that have been translated into English, German and other languages. They have been produced for both stage and radio while Sajko presents them in the form of auto-referential reading performances. Most of her texts - which have received several awards - are published in the volumes Executed Faces – 4 Plays about Optimism and Woman-bomb. Between 2000 and 2001 she was the presenter and editor of V-Efekt, Croatian television’s first ever programme on contemporary theatre. Ivana Sajko has been the member of the editorial board of Frakcija - international magazine for contemporary performing arts since 1996, and is a co-founder of the BAD co. theatre group.