Aleksa Okanovic was born in Belgrade in 1973, but grew up in Denmark. He graduated from The Danish National School of Playwriting in 2003. During the following years he studied philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and subsequently he studied at the film school in Prague. Already at the age of 12 Okanovic had three children’s books published and in 2006 he received a Reumert-Talent-Prize for his plays “Restaurant d’Amour” and “Diamond/Dust/Shoes”, the latter was staged at Schaubühne, Berlin, at F.I.N.D. 7. In 2010 he received a residency at The Royal Court Theatre in London. In 2011 his play, “Confessions”, was staged on Schaubühne during Theatertreffen. As a playwright Aleksa Okanovic is known for his dark humour and edgy and often violent style.