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I - AWARDS RECEIVED


- University of the Arts Award for the Best Directing Student (A. de Cespedes, "Fear"), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1987;
- "Dr. Hugo Klajn" Award for the best Student Director Project (D. Mamet, "A Life in the Theatre"), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1989;
- University of the Arts Student of the Generation Award, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1991;
- "Veljko Maricic" Award for the Best Director (T. Kushner, "Angels in America") at the Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1995;
- "Veljko Maricic" Award for the Best Director and for the Best Performance (S. Beckett, "Waiting for Godot") at the Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1996;

- "Veljko Maricic" Award for the Best Dramaturgy (R. Marinkovic, "Glorija") at the International Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2003;

- "Dalibor Foretic" Audience Award for the Best Performance (E. Ionesco, "The Bald Soprano") at the International Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2005;

- Audience Award for the Best Performance (I. Bresan, "Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja") at the Festival of Croatian Drama "Marul", Split (Croatia), 2006;

- "Marul" Award for the Best Dramaturgy (I. Bresan, "Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja") at the Festival of Croatian Drama "Marul", Split (Croatia), 2006;

- Grand-Prix for the Best Performance (I. B. Mazuranic, "Suma Striborova") at the 19th International Theatre Festival "Valise", Łomża (Poland), 2006;

- Award for the Best Director (I. B. Mazuranic, "Suma Striborova") at the 10th World Festival of Puppet Art, Prague (Czech Republic), 2006;

- Award for the Best Performance [ex-aequo] (I. Bresan, "Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja") at the International Festival of Chamber Theatre "Golden Lion", Umag (Croatia), 2006;

- "Judita" Award for best achievement in Dramatic Programme (I. Bresan, "Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja") at the 52nd Split Summer Festival, Split (Croatia), 2006;

- ASSITEJ Award for the Best Performance (I. B. Mazuranic, "Suma Striborova") at the 9th Croatian ASSITEJ Theatre Festival, Cakovec (Croatia), 2006;

- Special Award for Preservation of Classical Texts (I. B. Mazuranic, "Suma Striborova") at the 15th International Festival of Children's Theatres, Subotica (Serbia), 2008;

- Award for the Best Director and Dramaturge [ex-aequo] (M. Rakovac - L. Zappia, "'Riva i druxi") at the International Festival of Chamber Theatre "Golden Lion", Umag (Croatia), 2008;

- Award for the Best Director and Best Performance (J. S. Popovic, "Rodoljupci") at the 45th "Joakim Vujic" Theatre Festival, Sabac, (Serbia), 2009;

- Award for the Best Performance (G. Stefanovski, "Divlje meso") at the 28th Theatre Games, Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2009;

- Special Award for Visual Interpretation of a Classical Text (J. S. Popovic, "Rodoljupci") at the International Theatre Festival "Joakiminterfest", Kragujevac, (Serbia), 2009;

- UNIMA Award for Performance Exellence (H. C. Andersen, "The Nightingale") at the 21st World UNIMA Congress, Chengdu (China), 2012.

 

II - PRODUCTIONS AT FESTIVALS

 

- The Night of the Lunatics - Festival of Comedy, Svetozarevo (Yugoslavia), 1991;

- The Little Wings - Festival of the Puppet Theatres, Zadar (Croatia), 1991;

- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1994;

- The Bald Soprano - Festival of Satire, Zagreb (Croatia), 1994;

- Un Ballo in Maschera - Croatian Festival of the Opera, Pula (Croatia), 1994;

- Angels in America - "The World After Hamlet" Festival of the &TD Theatre, Zagreb (Croatia), 1994;

- Angels in America - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1995;

- The Bald Soprano - Split Summer Festival, Split (Croatia), 1995;

- The Dresser - "&TD and She" Festival of the &TD Theatre, Zagreb (Croatia), 1995;

- Waiting for Godot - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1996;

- Arcadia - Festival of Satire, Zagreb (Croatia), 1996;

- The Dresser - "Summer in Rijeka" Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 1996;

- The Bald Soprano - "Summer in Rijeka" Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 1996;

- Waiting for Godot - 42nd Split Summer Festival, Split (Croatia), 1996;

- Three Romances - "Summer in Rijeka" Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 1996;

- Tosca - Krk International Summer Festival, Krk (Krk Island, Croatia), 1996;

- The Secretaries - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1997;

- To (Two) - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 1997;

- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - "Summer in Rijeka" Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 1997;

- The Bald Soprano - Summer Festival Hvar, Hvar (Hvar Island, Croatia), "Cultural Summer" Festival, Korcula (Korcula Island, Croatia), Krk International Summer Festival, Krk (Krk Island, Croatia), 1997;

- The Bald Soprano - "Summer in Rijeka" Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 1998;

- Iphigenia in Aulis - Croatian Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2000;

- Five Kinds of Silence - "The Open Doors” Festival of the &TD Theatre, Zagreb (Croatia), 2001;

- Five Kinds of Silence - International Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2001;

- Glorija - 13th Festival of Croatian Drama “Marul”, Split (Croatia), 2003;

- Glorija - International Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2003;

- The Bald Soprano - International Festival of the Small Scenes, Rijeka (Croatia), 2005;

- The Bald Soprano - Theatre City Budva Festival, Budva ( Montenegro), 2005;

- The Bald Soprano - Croatian Showcase - ITI, Rijeka (Croatia), 2005;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - 16th Festival of Croatian Drama “Marul”, Split (Croatia), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - "Naj, naj, naj Festival", Zagreb (Croatia), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - 13th Actor's Festival, Vinkovci (Croatia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - 1st NETA (New European Theatre Association) Festival, Podgorica (Montenegro), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - 19th International Theatre Festival "VALISE", Łomża (Poland), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - 10th World Festival of Puppet Art, Prague (Czech Republic), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Festival of Satire, Zagreb (Croatia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - International Festival of Chamber Theatre "Golden Lion", Umag (Croatia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Littoral Summer Festival, Koper (Slovenia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - 52nd Split Summer Festival, Split (Croatia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Theatre City Budva Festival, Budva (Montenegro), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - 39th International Puppet Theatre Festival PIF, Zagreb (Croatia), 2006;

- Suma Striborova - 9th Croatian ASSITEJ Theatre Festival, Cakovec (Croatia), 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - The Balkan Theatrical Space Festival, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), 2007;

- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Theatre City Budva Festival, Budva (Montenegro), 2007;

- Suma Striborova - 11th International Puppet Theatre Festival "Korczak" , Warsaw (Poland), 2007;

- Suma Striborova - 15th International Festival of Children's Theatres, Subotica (Serbia), 2008;

- Divlje meso - International Theatre Festival "Petar Kocic", Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2008;

- 'Riva i druxi - International Festival of Chamber Theatre "Golden Lion", Umag (Croatia), 2008;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Zadar Summer Festival, Zadar (Croatia), 2008;

- 'Riva i druxi - Littoral Summer Festival, Koper (Slovenia), 2008;

- Romeo (& Juliet) - 41st International Puppet Theatre Festival PIF, Zagreb (Croatia), 2008;

- Romeo (& Juliet) - 9th International Biennial Puppet Festival "Lutke 08", Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2008;

- Divlje meso - 3rd International Theatre Festival "Joakiminterfest", Kragujevac (Serbia), 2008;

- 'Riva i druxi - 23rd "Gavella Evenings" Festival, Zagreb (Croatia), 2008;

- Romeo (& Juliet) - 44th International Small Theatre Forms Festival "Kontrapunkt 2009", Szczecin (Poland), 2009;

- Rodoljupci - 45th "Joakim Vujic" Theatre Festival, Sabac (Serbia), 2009;

- 'Riva i druxi - 19th Festival of Croatian Drama “Marul”, Split (Croatia), 2009;

- Rodoljupci - 54th "Sterijino Pozorje" Festival, Novi Sad (Serbia), 2009;

- Divlje meso - 28th Theatre Games, Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2009;

- Rodoljupci - 4th International Theatre Festival "Joakiminterfest", Kragujevac (Serbia), 2009;

- Gradjanin Plemic - Festival of Satire, Zagreb (Croatia), 2010;

- Gradjanin Plemic - 29th Theatre Games, Jajce (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2010;

- Suma Striborova - 19th International Puppet Theatre Festival, Kaunas (Lithuania), 2011;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Rijeka Summer Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 2011;

- The Nightingale - European Capital of Culture, Maribor (Slovenia), 2012;

- The Nightingale - 21st World UNIMA Congress, Chengdu (China), 2012;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja - Rijeka Summer Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 2012;

- The Bald Soprano - Rijeka Summer Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 2012;

- The Bald Soprano - Rijeka Summer Festival, Rijeka (Croatia), 2015;

- Suma Striborova - 21st Puppet Theatre Showcase, Rijeka (Croatia), 2016.

 

 

III - INTERNATIONAL TOURS

 

- La Traviata, Brussels and Charleroi, Belgium, March 1994;

- Waiting for Godot, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 1996;

- The Bald Soprano, Sarajevo and Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2000;

- Five Kinds of Silence, Belgrade, Serbia, December 2001;

- The Bald Soprano, Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia, November 2004;

- The Bald Soprano, Budva, Montenegro, August 2005;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja, Podgorica, Montenegro, May 2006;

- Suma Striborova, Łomża, Poland, May 2006;

- Suma Stirborova, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja, Piran and Izola, Slovenia, July 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja, Budva, Montenegro, August 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja, Belgrade, Serbia, October 2006;

- Predstava Hamleta u selu Mrdusa Donja, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, May 2007;

- Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Budva, Montenegro, July 2007;

- Suma Striborova - Warsaw, Poland, October 2007;

- Suma Striborova - Subotica, Serbia, May 2008;

- 'Riva i druxi - Koper, Slovenia, July 2008;

- Romeo (& Juliet) - Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 2008;

- Romeo (& Juliet) - Szczecin, Poland, April 2009;

- Suma Striborova - Kaunas, Lithuania, May 2011;

- The Nightingale - Maribor, Slovenia, April 2012;

- The Nightingale - Chengdu, China, June 2012.

 

 

IV - SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS RECEIVED


- Scholarship for Directing Students for the school years 1987/88, 1988/89 and 1989/90, from the Croatian National Theatre "Ivan pl. Zajc", Rijeka (Croatia);
- Scholarship for the Gifted Students for the school years 1988/89 and 1989/90, from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade (Yugoslavia);
- The City of Rijeka Bursary for Students With Top GPA for the school year 1989/90, Rijeka;
- eleven Travel Grants from the City Council of Rijeka, Rijeka (Caracas, Budapest, London, Richmond, Marseille, and Philadelphia Conferences, two round-trip fares for M.F.A. Studies in Calgary, and three round-trip fares for Ph.D. Studies in Toronto);
- Travel Grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb (Maastricht Conference);
- three Travel Grants from the Open Society Institute Croatia, Zagreb (Prague, 1996 and Sibiu Conferences in 1998 and 1999);
- two Faculty of Graduate Studies Awards for the school years 1997/98 and 1998/99, the University of Calgary, Department of Drama, Calgary (Alberta, Canada);
- Open Society Institute New York Bursary for Art Students for the school year 1997/98, the Open Society Institute Croatia, Zagreb;
- The Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Research and Travel Award, 1998, the University of Calgary, Calgary (research at the "Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani e sul Teatro Contemporaneo", Rome, Italy);
- Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship for the school year 1998/99, the University of Calgary, Calgary;
- J. B. Hyne Graduate Scholarship for the school year 1998/99, the University of Calgary, Calgary;
- Graduate Faculty Council Scholarship for the school year 1998/99, the University of Calgary, Calgary;
- University of Toronto Fellowship for the school years 2001/02, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06, the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada).


 

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Lary Zappia and Ensemble during rehearslas of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
















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V - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS, SEMINARS AND MEETINGS


- June 1995, representative of Croatia at 26th World Congress of the International Theatre Institute/UNESCO - Caracas, Venezuela;
- November 1995, "Interaction Between Radio Drama and Living Theatre", participant at the International Symposium (organized by Hungarian Radio, Hungarian Center of ITI and Dramatic Theatre Committee/DTC-ITI) - Budapest, Hungary;
- November 1996, "The Repertory Theatre Workshop - the Future of Repertory Theatre in Central and Eastern Europe", participant at the International Workshop (organized by The Open Society Institute and Archa Theatre, Prague) - Prague, Czech Republic;
- December 1996, participant at the 2nd European Directors Forum - Staging Different Europes (organized by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and Toneelacademie Maastricht) - Maastricht, The Netherlands;
- June 1997, XI Festival Internacional de Teatro, Caracas (participation at the Festival with Lary Zappia's HNK "Ivan pl. Zajc" Company's production of "Plastic Camellias" /written by Darko Lukic and directed by Nenni Delmestre/) - Caracas, Venezuela;
- June 1997, "Framing Shakespeare", participant at a Cross Media International Directors Forum (organized by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and British Center of ITI in association with Shakespeare's Globe) - London, Great Britain;
- March 1998, "Links - Dialog/Communication", guest of the International Theatre Festival (organized by The Blue Ridge Theatre Festival in association with The Sibiu International Theatre Festival and with Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Theatre) - Richmond, Virginia, USA;
- June 1998, "Open Theatre Market, participant at the Meeting of the Festival Directors and Producers from Central and Eastern Europe (within the framework of the Fifth Sibiu International Theatre Festival) - Sibiu, Romania;
- June 1998, Mobility of Dramatic Theatre in Europe; Language Barriers and Linguistic Hegemonies; moderator at the International Symposium (organized by the Dramatic Theatre Committee/DTC-ITI and hosted by the Bonner Biennale) - Bonn, Germany;
- January 1999, Actor Training: International Perspectives, participant at the International Conference (organized by The Center for International Theatre Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the U.S. National Training Committee ITI and the U.S. Center of ITI) Knoxville, Tennessee, USA;
- May 1999, presentation at the DTC-ITI seminar entitled "Theatre of Images - a Regressive Art?", within the framework of Fourth Swedish Theatre Biennial (organized by the Swedish Center of ITI and the Swedish Institute) - Norrköping-Linköping, Sweden;
- June 1999, representative of the Blue Ridge Theatre Festival (Richmond, Virginia, USA) at the New Play Development (Play-reading Performances, a section of the Sixth Sibiu International Theatre Festival) - Sibiu, Romania;
- January 2000, invited guest of the International Theatre Festival "Baltic Circle" (the Festival was a part of the 2000.hel.fi - European City of Culture; organized by the Q-teatteri, Helsinki, and supported by the Finnish Cultural Fund and Ministry of Education, Finland) - Helsinki, Finland;

- May 2000, representative of Croatia at 28th World Congress of the International Theatre Institute/UNESCO - "Utopie 2000 - Theatre a Weapon for Life"; presentation at the DTC-ITI seminar entitled "Theatre and Staying Faithful" ("Théâtre et fidélité") within the framework of the Congress - Marseille, France;
- May 2001, presentation at the DTC-ITI seminar entitled "Whose Theatre is it, Anyway? -The Author's, the Director's or the Actor's?", within the framework of Fifth Swedish Theatre Biennial (organized by the Swedish Center of ITI and the Swedish Institute) - Växjö, Sweden;
- June 2001, presentation at the DTC-ITI seminar entitled Working in a Different Language, within the framework of the TCG (Theatre Communications Group) National Biennial Conference The Role of Live Theatre in a Digital Culture Philadelphia (PA), USA;
- March 2002, moderator for the round-table "Staging Exile" as a part of the International Conference "Theatre and Exile" (organized by the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto) Toronto, Canada;

- October 2003, presentation of the paper "The Creative Freedoms of the Wild East" at the International Conference "Directing and Authorship in Western Drama" (organized by the Acadia University) Wolfville, Canada;

- November 2003, invited guest of the "Finnish Case" (organized by the Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival, and supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Nordic Cultural Fund and the City of Helsinki) - Helsinki, Finland;

- February 2004, invited guest of the "Latvian Showcase" (organized by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, and supported by the Theorem, Culture 2000, and the Ministry of Culture of Latvia) - Riga, Latvia;

- May 2004, representative of Croatia at 30th World Congress of the International Theatre Institute/UNESCO- "Quetzalcoatl - Feathered Serpent" - Tampico, Mexico

- January 2006, participant at the International Conference "Stanislavski and Directing: Theory, Practice, Influence " (organized by Acadia University and the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto) - Toronto, Canada;

- May 2006, representative of Croatia at 31th World Congress of the International Theatre Institute/UNESCO - "From Ancestral Roots to New Routes of Artistic Expression: Mobilizing Cultural Diversity to Achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals" - Manila, The Philippines;

- April 2008, representative of Croatia at the 1st International Meeting of the Mediterranean ITI Centres - "Mediterraneo in Scena: Organizzare lo Spettacolo dal Vivo" (organized by the Italian Centre of ITI) - Torino, Italy;

- May 2009, representative of Croatia at the ITI ExCom Meeting - Paris, France.

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