The programme has been announced for the 33rd Marulić Days Croatian Drama Festival.
The 33rd Marulić Days, Festival of Croatian Drama, will be held this year in Split from April 21st to 28th. The festival features 11 drama productions based on Croatian dramatic texts, produced by theatres from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia, which will be presented in the official festival competition.
Kim Cuculić, the festival selector, noted a clear trend toward cross-media dialogue between theatre and film or television in the submitted titles. Several of them are direct dramatic responses to the socio-political reality of the day. This mostly pertains to the issue of war, which Europe and the rest of the world are currently experiencing. Other performances address smaller, more personal conflicts – those that take place inside the four walls between close friends, family, and romantic partners.
The eleven main programme shows include 55 square metres by Ivana Vuković and directed by Ivan Plazibat in production by Croatian National Theater Split; Amniotic fluid by Marina Vujčić, directed by Nenni Delmestre, produced by The Croatian National Theater from Zagreb, and Traffic light by Petra Cicvarić, directed by Peđa Gvozdić, a production of The city theater Zorin dom from Karlovac.
Art organization Arterarij will perform with the author’s project There are some worlds at the bottom of the ocean by Roman Nikolić, and PlayDrama from Split will perform with a play inspired by the book Summa atheologiae by Boris Dežulović So God helped us directed by Hrvoje Korbar.
Theater &TD is coming to the festival with the play Franz by Tomislav Zajec, directed by Rene Medvešek, and the Art Organization Punctum and KunstTeatar with the play Sloboština Barbie by Maša Kolanović dramatized by Natalija Manojlović and Ivana Vuković and directed by Natalija Manojlović.
Two plays by Tena Štivičić will be performed at the Festival – Candles by the Marin Držić Theater from Dubrovnik and directed by Paolo Tišljarić, and Cabaret Kaspar (pictured) performed by SNG Drama Ljubljana, directed by Marjan Nećak.
The Croatian National Theater from Mostar is coming with the play Night with Aleks by Marko Tomaš, directed by Ivica Buljan, and the Sarajevo war theater SARTR with the play My son just walks a little slower by Ivor Martinić, directed by Ivan Plazibat.
On the last day of the festival, outside of the main selection and competition, the audience will have the opportunity to see the play The Little Rascal based on the book by Tisja Kljaković Braić, directed and dramatized by Mario Kovač, and produced by Croatian National Theater Split.
In addition to the drama productions, there will be a public reading of a play, a talk about the visibility of contemporary Croatian playwrights, and a playwriting workshop led by Tomislav Zajec, a playwright, novelist, poet, and screenwriter. The workshop is open to both theater enthusiasts without significant writing experience and experienced authors who want to improve their skills.
For more information, visit: marulicevidani.hnk-split.hr