Adrian Pezdirc

Adrian Pezdirc was born in Zagreb on 18 November 1990. He received his master’s degree from the Zagreb University Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2014 with the role in Tartuffe, for which he received the Croatian Actor Award in the category of outstanding performances by young actors. He has been the member of the Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM) company since 2016.

Shows played at ZKM: Čarobni brijeg (The Magic Mountain, directed by Janusz Kica), (Pred)(Pret)posljednja panda ili statika (Static, directed by Saša Božić), Sherlock Holmes (directed by Krešimir Dolenčić), Črna mati zemla (Black Mother Earth, directed by Dora Ruždjak Podolski), Tit Andronik (Titus Andronicus, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica), Ono što nedostaje (That Which is Missing, directed by Selma Spahić – for the role of David he received the 2018 Rejhan Demirdžić Award for the best young actor at the MESS International Theatre Festival in Sarajevo), Huddersfield (directed by Rene Medvešek), Radnice u gladovanju (Female Workers on Hunger Strike, directed by Olja Lozica), Monovid-19 (directed by Anica Tomić), Neprijatelj naroda (Enemy of the People, directed by Ivan Penović), Mi i Oni (Us and Them, directed by Dario Harjaček / Katarina Pejović), Svjetlo pada (Light Falls, directed by Janusz Kica), Braća Karamazovi (The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Oliver Frljić), Moj muž (My Husband directed by Dora Ruždjak Podolski), Ćelava Pjevačica (The Bald Soprano, directed by Suzana Nikolić), Anđeo od leda (Angel of Ice, directed by Árpád Schilling).

With the Europe Ensemble he also played in Vječni malograđanin (The Eternal Philistine, directed by Anestis Azas) – the co-production of the Zagreb Youth Theatre, Schauspiel Stuttgart, and the Nowy Teatr of Warsaw.

He also performed at other theatres and events, including the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Zagreb Dance Company, BADco., Montažstroj, and in a number of radio, TV, and film productions. He attended drama workshops abroad and master classes by Jan Fabre, Alain Platel, and Nigel Charnock.

He came to the Zagreb Youth Theatre at the age of 13 to study drama and dance at the Theatre’s College and has viewed ZKM as a place of research, love, and fight for a better society and world ever since.