The director and actor Victoria Brattström studied at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, where she is frequently engaged as a guest lecturer in dramatic performance practices for the theater and musical theater programs. Brattström has worked for large public theaters and independent theater groups in both Sweden and Finland. For Sveriges Radio and Sveriges Television, she has directed large outdoor productions with trapeze artists, musical actors and dancers as well as intimate chamber plays. She directed Rona Munro’s Iron at the Gothenburg City Theatre and Joyce Carol Oates’ Bad Girls at Folkteatern in Gothenburg. For Sveriges Television, she directed the classic play Medea as a circus show at the Kinnekulle Amphiteater and Jag är perfekt, a newly composed work of musical theater, at Pusterviksteatern in Gothenburg. In 2012 Brattström directed an acclaimed production of the musical Next to Normal at the Wasa Theater in Finland. She directed Passion, the musical by Stephen Sondheim, in its Scandinavian premiere for Smålands Musik och Teater in Jönköping in the fall of 2016, and again in the spring of 2017 for NorrlandsOperan. She has also performed in a starring role in the drama series Poliser on Sveriges Television. Brattström is currently completing a doctorate in dramatic performance practices, in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Academy for Music and Drama and the Centre for Person-Centred Care at the University of Gothenburg.