Marinko Madžgalj

Graduated in acting from the Faculty of Dramatic Art in 2000 where he studied with Professor Gordana Marić.

Other roles in Yugoslav Drama Theatre productions: Laertes (Hamlet), Honest Cobbler (Molière – Another Life), Kamala (Miser); Zorro (Phonebox).

Has performed in other Belgrade based theatres such as the National Theatre, Zvezdara Theatre, Boško Buha Theatre, Bitef Theatre, Vuk Karadžić Cultural Centre.

Became well known for his roles in comedies and comedy series on television – Crni Gruja and Comrade Black in WWII, but also in Wounded Eagle and Her Mother’s Sin.


Rada Đuričin

Studied acting at the Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Academy in Belgrade and Yugoslav literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. Rada joined the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in 1960.

Notable roles in YDT productions: Dolly (Never Despair); Countess of Basildon (An Ideal Husband); Ophelia (Hamlet); Mariane (Le Tartuffe); Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest); Stashka (Clara Dombrovska); Mary Boyle (Juno and the Paycock); Waitress (When the Pumpkins Were Blooming); Governor’s Daughter (Dead Souls); Raymonde  Chandebise (A Flea in her Ear); Dunya (Crime and Punishment); Ana (Vasa Zheleznova); Erika Jong (Fear of Flying); She (End of the Weekend); Queen Elizabeth Petrovna (Migrations); Mrs Kollontay (Kollontay); monodrama Praise of Folly; She (011); Granny Dobrila (The Pavilions). Recipient of a YDT annual award.

Rada has also worked as a journalist for Radio Belgrade and has appeared in a number of TV films and series. She has taken part in a number of authors’ projects at Atelje 212, Zvezdara Theatre, Student Cultural Centre and other venues.


Renata Ulmanski

Graduated in 1947 from the Drama Studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade where she studied with Professor Mata Milošević. That same year she began performing at the National Theatre. In her rich and long acting career she has performed in a number of important theatres. In the period between 1949 – 1953 Renata worked at the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and in 1953 she joined the Belgrade Drama Theatre. In 1968 she joined Atelje 212. Albeit officially retired since 1989 Renata continues to perform both in Atelje 212 and at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre. She has also appeared on television and film. She has received the Sterijino Pozorje award and two Niš film awards. She translates from German and many of her translations of plays have been successfully produced on stage. She is a member of the Association of Translators of Serbia.


Nataša Marković

Graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Art where she studied with Professor Milenko Maričić and Branislav Mićunović. Member of the Belgrade Drama Theatre before which she was a member of the Torpedo Troupe.

Appeared in the Yugoslav Drama Theatre production ofThe Arabian Night (Franziska).

Television work includes series: Cvat Lipe na Balkanu,FoxesOno Kao LjubavLift. Film work includes Seven and a Half and Mask (TV film).


Maja Izetbegović

Graduated in 2008 from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Sarajevo. Member of the Chamber Theatre 55 from Sarajevo.

Won the Yugoslav Drama Theatre annual award for her role in Elijah’s Chair which was co-produced with MESS Festival in Sarajevo in 2010.

Before appearing in Elijah’s Chair she had already worked with MESS as well as with the National Theatre in Sarajevo, the Sarajevo War Theatre – SARTR and spent two years as a member of the East West Theatre Company where she appeared in a number of productions.


Igor Filipović

Studied acting at the Faculty of Dramatic Art in Belgrade with Professor Milenko Maričić and his assistant Branislav Mićunović.

Roles in Yugoslav Drama Theatre productions: Ivan (The Terrace), Jovan (Belgrade Trilogy), Master of Ceremony (Leonce and Lena), and his first appearance on the YDT stage was as a Nubian and Taylor in Salome.

Has performed in productions at other Belgrade based theatres and independent troupes (Atelje 212, Ister Theatre).


Svetlana Bojković

Graduated from the Theatre, Radio, Film and Television Academy in Belgrade. Member of Yugoslav Drama Theatre during the period between 1968–1984, after which she transferred to the National Theatre where she stayed until 1993. Since then she has maintained the status of independent artist.

Notable roles in YDT productions: Raisa Pavlovna Gurmyzhskaya (The Forest); Marusia (Sunset); Nadezhda Petrovich (Valjevo Hospital); Jovanka (The High Seas); Dushitsa (When the Pumpkins Were Blooming), Lidia Pavlovna (Barbarians); Ella (Mister Dollar); title roles in plays such as: Affair of Innocent AnnabelleHedda GablerJelisaveta, the Duchess of Montenegro, Lady Windermere’s Fan.

Svetlana has appeared in a number of roles in theatres such as: National Theatre in Belgrade, Atelje 212, National Theatre of Republika Srpska…

Even though she is primarily a stage actress, she has added a number of film roles to her name (The Dog that Liked Trains, Hello, Taxi, Vukovar – a Story) as well as in TV series (Better Life, Happy People, Family Treasure).

Recipient of many awards amongst which Dobričin Prsten Award, Zanka Stokić Award, YDT annual award.


Vlastimir Đuza Stojiljković

Belongs to the oldest generation of actors who are still performing on stage. He studied acting at the Drama Studio of the National Theatre in Belgrade under Professor Mata Milošević. During the period between 1951 – 1968 he was a permanent member of the Belgrade Drama Theatre and then alternated between the Belgrade Drama Theatre and Atelje 212 from where he officially retired in 1993. His first role with the Yugoslav Drama Theatre was that of Jakob Šnajder, Simon in Elijah’s Chair. Notable appearances at the Belgrade Drama Theatre: Cry the Beloved Country, Glass Menagerie, Suicide, Largo de Solato, The Meeting Point, Tonight We Improvise, Beast on the Moon. Notable roles at Atelje 212: Baron Emmanuel Staten (View), Stevan Medaković (Fathers and Forefathers), Fool (King Lear); Robert Schuster (Heroes’ Square); Vasilije Šopalović (Travelling Troupe Šopalović). He is also well known for his TV and film appearances: Home Theatre (Pozorište u Kući)Na Slovo, Na SlovoViše od Igre. He is the recipient of the Dobričin Prsten award as well as many other awards for his contribution to drama.