Ulysses Theatre was founded by actor-director Rade Šerbedžija and writer Borislav Vujčić.
They founded it in 2001 and said they wanted to create a space of creative collaboration where the artists with different experiences and backgrounds, with different skills and talents can get together; a space in which they can explore and broaden their creative horizons, push the limits of their creativity, and convey ideas found in works of both classical and contemporary authors.
The first performance of Ulysses in Brijuni was Shakespeare’s King Lear, which is repeated in all subsequent seasons and has become a trademark of this theatre.
It takes place every summer on Brijuni Island. This years summer season is opening on July 14 and lasts until August 31. Numerous performances will be held such as Othello, King Lear, Rhinoceros and Prafaust. In addition to the plays, numerous concerts of Croatian musicians are held. The ticket price for the theatre also includes the price of the boat ticket and it is around 20 euros. All performances are held inside Fort Minor, which is reserved as a historical and cultural monument and has never been used for its real purpose – the army.
If you want your child to develop or improve acting skills, a summer school is held on the island as part of the theatre, which includes acting and theatre workshops that will serve attendees as a source for improving their own skills and abilities, as well as for improving their personal and professional development.
Regarding the future, Ulysses intends to continue developing the way it did since its start: driven by the unstoppable passion for good theatre, music and with the aim of gathering talented artists from all over the world.
Photo source: Gala Nikolić, NP Brijuni