About

Petar Stojkovikj (born 11 Sep 1985 in Skopje, Macedonia) is a Macedonian actor who works in theater, television and film. He's also dedicated to human rights activism and supports LGBT rights in his country and worldwide.

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Education

B.F.A. Degree in Acting

Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Skopje, Macedonia)
GPA 9.29 on a 10.00 scale

Jun 2009

Work

Public Relations

Women's Alliance (Skopje, Macedonia)

Managing the spread of information between the organization and the public.

Sep 2013 ~ present

Public Relations

Civil - Center for Freedom (Skopje, Macedonia)

Person in charge for dissemination of information in the media and the internet.

Mar 2014 ~ July 2014

Guest Actor

Theater for Children and Youth (Skopje, Macedonia)

Played the role of the Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" by Lyman Frank Baum, a musical directed by Bonjo Lungov. He also made his appearance as King of Hearts in "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, a play directed by Aleksandar Ivanovski.

May 2011 ~ Dec 2012

IT Manager

Medobil Group (Skopje, Macedonia)

Website administration, SEO and internet marketing.

Aug 2011 ~ Jul 2012

Actor

Macedonian Radio Television (Skopje, Macedonia)

Leading role in "Speak Macedonian". TV mini-series directed by Vlado Denchov. This mini-series is both entertaining and educational.

Jan 2008 ~ Apr 2008

Honors & Awards

Award for outstanding acting performance

19th Subotica International Festival of Children's Theatres

Given to the acting crew in "The Wizard of Oz", a musical produced by Theater for Children and Youth (Skopje, Macedonia).

May 2012
Subotica, Serbia

Gallery

Petar Stojkovikj at Gay Pride Amsterdam 2013
amsterdam 2013

Gay Pride

Petar Stojkovikj was one of the international guests invited by VVD to speak about their respective countries and problems in Amsterdam.

Petar Stojkovikj in Kafe Li
novel promotion

The 13th Month

Petar Stojkovikj and Martina Taparchevska read excerpts from "The 13th Month", a novel by Aleksandar Rusjakov published in December 2012.

Petar Stojkovikj in The Wizard of Oz
musical

The Wizard of Oz

Based on "The Wizard of Oz", a children's novel written by Lyman Frank Baum, originally published in 1900.

Petar Stojkovikj in Alice in Wonderland
theater play

Alice in Wonderland

Based on "Alice in Wonderland", an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

Petar Stojkovikj in EU Parliament
Public Hearing

Silencing the Press

Press and media freedom in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Petar Stojkovikj protests against police brutality in Macedonia
protests

STOP Police Brutality

The 2011 Macedonian protests against police brutality were demonstrations that started on 6 June 2011 as а result of the murder of the 21-year old Martin Neškoski, who was beaten to death by Igor Spasov, a member of the special police forces Tigri.

Petar Stojkovikj in La Ronde
theater play

La Ronde

Written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1897 and first printed in 1900 for his friends. It scrutinizes the sexual morals and class ideology of its day through a series of encounters between pairs of characters. By choosing characters across all levels of society, the play offers social commentary on how sexual contact transgresses boundaries of class.

Petar Stojkovikj marching for tolerance
event

March for Tolerance

Organized to mark November 16, the International Day of Tolerance. In 2012 it was dedicated to the LGBT population in Macedonia, which has been subjected to a prolonged homophobic campaign that intensified over the last month, with the attack on the newly opened LGBTi Support Centre in Skopje and several homophobic statements by high-ranking Government officials.

Petar Stojkovikj in The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz, musical

Produced by: Theater for Children and Youth - Skopje
Year: 2011
Directed by: Bonjo Lungov
First Assistant Director: Maja Encheva
Second Assistant Director: Konstantin Karakostov
Adaptation: Maja Encheva
Music: Michael Shishkov
Set Design/Costume Design: Dijana Prvanova
Translation: Nikola Madzirov
Multimedia: Velichko Karakostov
Video Production: Petko Lungov
Audio Production: Alen Hadzi Stefanov

CAST:
Nina Dean, Martin Jordanoski, Eftim Trajchov, Petar Stojkovikj, Dragan Dovlev, Tanja Kochovska Pavlovska, Ana Levajkovikj Boshkov, Marija Gjorgjijovska

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Petar Stojkovikj in Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland, theater play

Produced by: Theater for Children and Youth - Skopje
Year: 2011
Directed by: Aleksandar Ivanovski
Adaptation: Vasil Pujovski
Music: Ljupcho Mirkovski
Set Design/Costume Design: Elena Doncheva
Graphic Design: Kristina Jordanova

CAST:
Marija Gjorgjijovska, Predrag Pavlovski, Tanja Kochovska Pavlovska, Katarina Ilievska Siljanovska, Vineta Damcheska, Petar Stojkovikj, Ana Levajkovikj Boshkov, Dragan Dovlev

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Petar Stojkovikj in EU Parliament

Silencing the Press: Press and media freedom in FYRo Macedonia, public hearing

Event: ALDE hearing
Date: Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 18.30-20.30
Location: BRUSSELS EP ASP 5G1

Hosted by ALDE MEPs
Jelko Kacin, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis and Marietje Schaake

Speakers:
Mr Borjan Jovanovski, former TV A1 journalist and Board Member of HCHR
Ms Biljana Sekulovska, former TV A1 foreign affairs editor
Ms Margarita Caca Nikolovska, Head of the Institute for Human Rights
Ms Slobodanka Jovanovska, Journalist at the Utrinski Vesnik daily
Mr Petar Stojkovik, Actor and Board Member of HCHR

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Petar Stojkovikj protests against police brutality in Macedonia

STOP Police Brutality, protests

The Crime: A young man was brutally beaten to death by a police officer on Skopje's main square. The Ministry of Interior tried to cover it up!

Our response: After having learned the truth via social media, we commenced with daily peaceful protests against police brutality.

Their Response: Due to the pressure, they admitted the murder. Yet, other than the perpetrator, no one up the chain of command has been held accountable; they have also started a ruthless media campaign against us.

Our struggle for justice and ending police brutality went on! We were on the streets until they took full responsibility.

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Petar Stojkovikj in La Ronde

La Ronde, theater play

Produced by: Faculty of Dramatic Arts - Skopje
In coproduction with: Children's Theater Center
Year: 2009
Directed by: Vladimir Milchin
Assistant Director: Suzana Kirandziska
Translation: Nadica Stamboldzioska
Music: Miodrag Nechak
Set Design: Krste Dzidrov
Costume Design: Marija Papuchevska

CAST:
Martin Jordanoski, Sanja Arsovska, Simona Spirovska, Slavica Manaskova, Gjorgji Neshkoski, Marija Bejkova, Angelka Naskova, Petar Stojkovikj, Jana Stojanovska, Emra Kurtishova, Marjan Gjorgjievski, Dimitar Crcoroski, Martina Taparchevska, Kristina Lelovac, Blagoja Veselinov

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Petar Stojkovikj marching for tolerance

March for Tolerance, event

The 2012 March also aimed to express its support for the women which are also targeted by a negative hate-speech campaign that aims to exclude and eliminate all diversity in the society and focused on the women whose priorities don’t fit the traditional role of women in society.

The Helsinki Committee and the Coalition for sexual and healthcare rights demanded from the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to change the Criminal Code in the segment of sanctions for hate crimes and hate speech on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Petar Stojkovikj in Kafe Li

The 13th Month, novel promotion

The promotion took place in Restaurant/Cafe Li on 23rd of March, 2013 in Skopje. The funs of Aleksandar Rusjakov had the opportunity to take a sneak peak in the stories about love, death and transformation and enjoy the actors' expression while reading the excerpts.

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Petar Stojkovikj at Gay Pride Amsterdam 2013

Gay Pride, Amsterdam 2013

VVD (People's Party for freedom and Democracy) aims to invite four advocates of LGBT rights from across Europe to emphasize the international character of their struggle for equal rights. During Petar's stay in Amsterdam, he had meetings with representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations in Netherlands. He also held a public speech about the position and access to human rights of the LGBTI community in the Republic of Macedonia.

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