34th MARULIĆ DAYS - Croatian Drama Festival (April 20 - 29, 2024)

In the official festival competition, 11 theatrical performances created from Croatian dramatic texts will be presented, produced by theaters from Croatia, along with one production from Argentina. For participation in the festival, 54 performances were submitted: 44 from Croatia, three from Slovenia, two from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and one each from Serbia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, and Argentina.

In the competition for festival awards at the 34th Marulić Days, the following performances will be featured: "You Can Be Anything" by Ivana Vuković, produced by UO Punctum/UO T25/Kunst Theater, directed by Ivana Vuković; Mani Gotovac's "The Farewells" performed by the Rijeka Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, directed by Anastasija Jankovska; "Girls" in co-production with UO kolektiv Igralke, Zavod VIDNE, and HNK Ivan pl. Zajc, in partnership with the Slovenian Youth Theatre and MASKA from Ljubljana, directed by Tjaša Črnigoj; "The Case of Own Downfall" by Kristian Novak, performed by HNK in Varaždin in co-production with HNK Ivan pl. Zajc, directed by Ivan Plazibat; Tomislav Šoban's authorial project "Truthiness" by HNK in Zagreb, directed by Tomislav Šoban; Jurica Pavičić's "Red Water" performed by HNK Split, directed by Ivica Buljan; Mate Matišić's "My Sad Monsters" by the City Drama Theater Gavella from Zagreb, directed by Vito Taufer; "Masks" by author, director, and actor Dražen Šivak, produced by UO Grupa in co-production with Dubrovnik Summer Festival and in collaboration with Scene Ribnjak and Teatar EXIT; "Symphonies/Turpitude" produced by Eurokaz, directed by Rajna Racz; Ksenija Zec's authorial project "Euphoria" produced by the Zagreb Youth Theater, directed by the author; "It Would Be a Shame if the Plants Withered" by Ivor Martinić, performed by Apacheta Sala Estudio from Buenos Aires, directed by Guillermo Cacace

Awards of the Marulić Festival Jury:
Marul for the contemporary dramatic text 
Marul for the dramaturgy of the performance/dramatization/adaptation (localization)
Marul for the overall performance of the play
Marul for direction
Maruli for acting achievements (two awards)
Marul for artistic achievement (set design, costume design, lighting design, original music, etc.)

Audience Award for the best performance - based on audience ratings

Slobodna Dalmacija Award for Acting Achievement - awarded by the jury of Slobodna Dalmacija readers

Festival Council of the 34th Marulić Days
Nevena Tudor Perković, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
Marina Kuzmanić Petreš, Head of the Department of Culture, City of Split
Tomislav Đonlić, authorized Head of the Administrative Department for Education, Culture, Technical Culture, and Sport, Split-Dalmatia County
Mirna Rustemović, dramaturge (Croatian National Theater in Zagreb)
Ivana Tomić Ferić, musicologist, music writer, educator (UMAS)
Joško Ševo, professor, theater, and television actor (HDDU)

Jury of the 34th Marulić Days
Borna Baletić (Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb)
Vesna Bulić Baketić (City Museum of Split)
Trpimir Jurkić (Croatian National Theater Split)
Miona Miliša (Academy of Arts Split)
Stela Mišković (Cultural Institution Zetski dom)

Slobodna Dalmacija Readers' Jury

The readers' jury will be announced later.