Marko Mandić made his debut at the Drama Ljubljana in 1996 in the production of The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horowitz, directed by Mateja Koležnik. He pursued further training in acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and at the Herbert Bergof Studio in New York with Uta Hagen. He has been a member of the SNT Drama Ljubljana resident ensemble since 1998 where he has created most of his best roles. He is a leading man and a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Prešeren Fund Award, several Borštnik Awards and the European Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. A substantial part of his career is associated with directors Ivica Buljan and Bojan Jablanovec as well as with the independent contemporary performing arts company Via Negativa. For him, stage acting equals exploring the unknown that he delivers in various poetics as if it came from outer space and, as a rule, he presents it to the audience in masterful stage portrayal. He also explores his in-depth stage expression in films; recently in international (co)productions. The international arena has opened for him in theatre as well, since he has collaborated with world-renowned directors, such as Evgeny Titov, Antú Romero Nunes and Jan Fabre.
DIRECTOR Nina Rajić Kranjac
OPENING NIGHT February 2022