the founders of the drama queens project

Jat Dhillon - portrait

Martin murín

Theatre director /
CO-Founder

 

Martin Murín's world has revolved around English and theatre all his life. The coming together of these two passions came in 2008 when he co-founded The Drama Queens. He teaches English by day and directs plays by night.

Born in Detva, Slovakia, ever since early childhood, my life has been shaped by great teachers, leaving their imprint on me, awakening my passions and pushing me down path after path. Whether it was stoking the fire that has become my love for English, opening the door to drama, or simply believing in me when I came to them with preposterous dreams. I have been blessed with trust and support. Many have gone, leaving me to carry forward their legacy.

When life brought me to Prague, my path crossed with Jat’s. This turned out to be the cornerstone of not only one of my strongest friendships, but the Drama Queens Project. Perhaps the most beautiful yet challenging aspect of drama is that it is limitless. There is no finish line, there is no finite, or sufficient experience. It is a journey of endless horizons, where every step taken unlocks more places to explore, greater challenges to take on, and as it opens up the vastness before us it also encourages us to look deeper into ourselves.

jat dhillon

Theatre director / Founder / Teacher

 

Jat Dhillon became an English teacher in 1997, a theatre director when he founded the Drama Queens Project in 2007 and a teacher trainer in 2012.  He has worked / works with the British Council, Lycee Francais de Prague, Charles University, CTU, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company (Education) and Martin Hilsky.

Born in Derby, England, there is little to say about his early years. But then, happy childhoods should be uneventful. His passion for drama began in the classroom when he wrote a play for his group to improve their spoken English.

His most influential professors instilled in him a singular trust and belief that drama has the power to make learning meaningful, personal and necessary. It transports us to where we want to be because it reacquaints us with the drumbeat of the heart.

Jat Dhillon - portrait

Martin murín

Theatre director /
CO-Founder

 

Martin Murín's world has revolved around English and theatre all his life. The coming together of these two passions came in 2008 when he co-founded The Drama Queens. He teaches English by day and directs
plays by night.

Born in Detva, Slovakia, ever since early childhood, my life has been shaped by great teachers, leaving their imprint on me, awakening my passions and pushing me down path after path. Whether it was stoking the fire that has become my love for English, opening the door to drama, or simply believing in me when I came to them with preposterous dreams. I have been blessed with trust and support. Many have gone, leaving me to carry forward their legacy.

When life brought me to Prague, my path crossed with Jat’s. This turned out to be the cornerstone of not only one of my strongest friendships, but the Drama Queens Project. Perhaps the most beautiful yet challenging aspect of drama is that it is limitless. There is no finish line, there is no finite, or sufficient experience. It is a journey of endless horizons, where every step taken unlocks more places to explore, greater challenges to take on, and as it opens up the vastness before us it also encourages us to look deeper into ourselves.

Jat Dhillon - portrait