Gyula Urbán, Hungarian writer and director, was born in 1938 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. From 1960 till 1965 he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague ( AMU ). In his rich career he has directed more than 250 living and puppet productions in the theatres all around the globe, several TV and broadcasting productions in Europe. He has also written four volumes of poetry, five volumes of novels, several books for children and several plays and puppet plays. He is a guest professor at Zulia University of Venezuela, University of Chicago, LO-skolen Denmark and Navarra School of Theater in Spain. For his work he was honored with The Distinguished Cross of the Hungarian Republic in 1988. Currently he works at Budapest Theatre.