Pavol Liska, a native of Slovakia, began directing plays after he graduated from Dartmouth in 1995. During this time he cofounded the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, a theater company taking its name from Kafka’s Amerika. After taking a break from directing, he returned to Columbia for an MFA in directing. While a student of the Theatre Program, he directed Kasimir and Karoline and Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters at Classic Stage Company. He continues to conceive and direct plays for the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, including most recently Poetries: A Ballet Brut, No Dice, Rambo Solo, Romeo and Juliet, Chorègraphie and Life and Times.
Just about all of the publicity materials and even some of the reviews of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s production of “No Dice”—a theater work consisting of seven actors performing bizarre dances ....▶
Kasimir & Karoline
Kasimir & Karoline, written in 1931 by Odon von Horvath, has been adapted by director Pavol Liska and brought to Classic Stage Company in a rare modern translation ....▶
Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Liska and wife Kelly Copper continue to conceive and direct plays at the New York-based ensemble theater company, which they cofounded ....▶