25.06.2018 News / Reports


The opening night of Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Fengler, directed by Bobo Jeličić, is scheduled for Wednesday, 20th June at 8pm on our Ljuba Tadić stage.

This is a project by the Croatian director Bobo Jeličić with a cast that includes Boris Isaković, Nataša Tapušković, Branko Cvejić, Dubravka Kovjanić, Milan Marić, Bojan Dimitrijević, Jelena Stupljanin, Vesna Čipčić, Feđa Stojanović and Pavle Korać. The set is designed by Aleksandar Denić, costumes by Maja Mirković with dramaturgy by Nataša Govedarica.

Second performance is scheduled for Thursday, 21st June at 8pm.

18.06.2018 News / Reports


A guest performance of The King of Betajnova by Ivan Cankar, directed by Milan Nešković, is scheduled for 16th June at Slovene National Theatre in Ljubljana.

This production symbolically marks the 70th anniversary of the first opening night at YDT and the cast includes Nenad Jezdić, Vojin Ćetković, Milena Živanović, Anđelika Simić, Nebojša Milovanović, Nikola Rakočević, Mihailo Janketić, Jasmina Avramović, Mina Obradović, Vučić Perović, Stefan Timotej Kalezić and Đorđe Teodosić

This guest performance of The King of Betjanova in Ljubljana is part of various celebrations throughout the year in Slovenia of a 100 years since the death of Ivan Cankar.

Over the last few years a number of guest performances of Yugoslav Drama Theatre productions took place at Slovene National Theatre in Ljubljana – Right You Are, If You Think So (2017), Hamlet (2016), Dragonslayers (2015), Eliah’s Chair and Born in YU (2012).

08.06.2018 News / Reports


The last poster by Mirko Ilić in season 2017/18 will be for the production of Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?, directed by Bobo Jelčić. The production is based on the eponymous film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Fengler and is scheduled to open on 20th June on our Ljuba Tadić stage.  In the coming season, Yugoslav Drama Theatre will continue its cooperation with Mirko Ilić, one of the most important graphic designers, illustrators and creators in the area of applied art in the world today.

08.06.2018 News / Reports


The production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by the Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo, directed by Maja Maletković, is scheduled to open the Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire theatre festival in Zagreb on Tuesday, 5th June.  This is the 42nd edition of the Festival and it will be taking place at the Satirical Theatre Kerempuh.

This production first opened on our Studio YDT stage in April, 2016 and the cast includes: Nikola Đuričko, Nikola Rakočević, Bojan Dimitrijević, Marta Bjelica, Miloš Samolov and Joakim Tasić.

Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970/71) is about an episode in Italian history better known as the Years of Lead – a wave of terrorist attacks starting in the late 1960s and which lasted until early 1980s.  This particular comedy by Dario Fo is about events linked to the mysterious death of Giuseppe Pinelli who was arrested after a bomb went off at the National Agrarian Bank (Banca Nazionale dell’ Agricoltura) in Milan in 1969 when more then 80 anarchists were arrested across Italy.  Pinelli was illegally detained for 3 days and 3 nights at a police station until he “fell out” of a 4th floor window.

08.06.2018 News / Reports


A guest performance of the Croatian National Theatre production of Men of Wax by Mate Matišić, directed by Januš Kica, is scheduled for Thursday, 31st May at 8pm.

Men of Wax is a dramatic triptych composed of three independent and stylistically different parts. The main link between them is Victor, a playwright and script writer, a former rock guitarist and a pop-rock star of a country that once existed. The cast includes: Goran Grgić, Ksenija Marinković,  Alma Prica, Bojan Navojec, Ana Begić, Milan Pleština, Ivan Jončić, Slavko Juraga, Luka Dragić, Siniša Popović, Ivan Glowatzky, Silvio Vovk, Kristijan Potočki, Alen Šalinović, Jelena Perčin, Iva Mihalić, Damir Markovina, Vanja Matujec, Katija Zubčić, Barbara Vicković,  Olga Pakalović, Ivana Boban and Dora Lipovčan.

The Polish director Janusz Kica holds a degree in theatre studies from the University of Krakow. After completing his degree in 1981, he emigrated to West Germany. In Cologne he became a student of theatre studies and history of art. The first play he directed in Zagreb was in 1990 at Zagreb Youth Theatre and it became one of many plays he has directed over the years for theatres in Croatia’s capital city. Besides Germany and Croatia, he has also directed productions in Austria (Vienna) and in Slovenia (Celje, Maribor, Nova Gorica, Piran) but mainly at the Slovene National Theatre in Ljubljana. At Zagreb Youth Theatre Kica also directed Locusts by Biljana Srbljanović. He has received numerous awards for his work.

The set for Men of Wax was designed by Studio NUMEN and Ivana Jonke who have also done stage design for YDT productions of Metamorphoses, Hamlet and Einstein’s Dreams.

Under the exchange programme for 2018, a guest performance of the Yugoslav Drama Theatre production of The King of Betajnova by Ivan Cankar, directed by Milan Nešković, is planned for later this year at the Croatian National Theatre.

08.06.2018 News / Reports


Two guest performances of Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman, directed by Slobodan Unkovski, are scheduled for the end of this month – 29th & 30th May at the Macedonian National Theatre.

This production opened on our Ljuba Tadić stage in October last year with a cast including: Dragan Mićanović, Radovan Vujović, Anita Mančić, Branko Cvejić, Nataša Tapušković, Branka Petrić, Marija Vicković, Milena Živanović, Vučić Perović, Marko Grabež, Milica Gojković, Filip Đurić and Joakim Tasić.

So far, Yugoslav Drama Theatre has had four guest performances in Skopje of productions directed by Slobodan Unkovski – twice with The Powder Keg by Dejan Dukovski (2003 & 2004),  Tracks by Milena Marković (2004) and The Seagull by A.P. Chekov (2004).  The last YDT production to have a guest performance in Skopje was Metamorphoses by Ovid, directed by Aleksandar Popovski (2013).

22.05.2018 News / Reports


Today was the first day of rehearsals of The Glass Neck, a new play by Biljana Srbljanović, directed by Jagoš Marković.  The cast includes Vesna Trivalić, Anita Mančić, Jelisaveta Seka Sablić, Dragan Mićanović, Irfan Mensur, Marko Janketić, Milica Gojković, Miloš Samolov, Slobodan Tešić…

Plays by Biljana Srbljanović have been performed at more than 200 theatres, both in Serbia and abroad, and they have been translated into 27 languages.  Plays by Biljana Srbljanović at Yugoslav Drama Theatre  Belgrade Trilogy – dir. Goran Marković, 1997, Supermarket – dir.  Alisa Stojanović, 2001, Locusts – dir. Dejan Mijač, 2005, Barbelo, on Dogs and Children – dir. Dejan Mijač, 2007, and Death Is Not a Bicycle (to be stolen from you) – dir. Slobodan Unkovski, 2011.

Besides winning six Sterijino Pozorje awards for best play, Srbljanović is also the recipient of Slobodan Selenić award, Ernst Troller prize, Joakim Vujić and Freedom awards, but also of  important European awards such as Premio Europa -  New Theatre Realities for 2007, two annual awards for the Best foreign playwright awarded by the well known German magazine Theater Heute and she was also made Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.

Jagoš Marković has directed a number of productions at Yugoslav Drama Theatre – Right You Are, If  You Think So by Luigi Pirandello, The Imaginary Invalid by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière, A Suspicious Person by Branislav Nušić, Telephone Booth (based on his own writings), The Miser by Marin Držić, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

The Glass Neck is scheduled to open towards the end of September.

22.05.2018 News / Reports


Tickets for June performances available from Tuesday, 22nd May. Tickets can be purchased at our box office from 10am – 3pm & 5pm – beginning of performance. On Sundays from 5pm to the beginning of performance.

Box office phones: +381 11 30 61 957 & +381 11 26 44 447.


Saturday, 23rd June, A PROFITABLE POSITION by a. n. Ostrovsky, directed by Egon Savin

Sunday, 24th June, IMAGINARY INVALID by Molière, directed by Jagoš Marković

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