Katarina Bistrović Darvaš
Katarina Bistrović Darvaš was born in Zagreb in 1972 and graduated from the Zagreb University Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been the member of the Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM) company since 1997.
Shows played at ZKM: Višnjik (The Cherry Orchard, directed by Ivan Popovski), Braća Karamazovi (The Brothers Karamazov, directed by Oliver Frljić), Ja sam ona koja nisam (I Am Who I’m Not, directed by Paolo Magelli), H.E.J.T.E.R.I (H.A.T.E.R.S., directed by Judita Gamulin), Eichmann u Jeruzalemu (Eichmann in Jerusalem, directed by Jernej Lorenci), Pansion Eden (directed by Árpád Schilling), Tit Andronik (Titus Andronicus, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica), (Pret)posljednja panda ili statika (Static, directed by Saša Božić), Kako smo preživjele (How We Survived, directed by Dino Mustafić), Tartuffe (directed by Jernej Lorenci), Galeb (The Seagull, directed by Bobo Jelčić), Idiot (The Idiot, directed by Ivan Popovski), Brak Marije Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun, directed by Tea Alagić Vlašić), Galeb (The Seagull, directed by Vasily Senin), Victor ili djeca na vlasti (Victor, or Power to the Children, directed by Haris Pašović), Vrata do (Next Door, directed by Rene Medvešek), Mala sirena (The Little Mermaid, directed by Robert Waltl), Ana Karenjina (Anna Karenina, directed by Vasily Senin), Hamper, Č.P.G.A., Brat magarac (Bucket, Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, Brother Donkey, directed by Rene Medvešek), Ujak Vanja (Uncle Vanya, directed by Paolo Magelli), Kamov, smrtopis (Kamov, On Death, directed by Branko Brezovec), and Saloma (Salome, directed by Branko Brezovec, in co-production with Eurokaz)
She also performed at other theatres and with independent companies, including the &TD Theatre, Kerempuh Theatre, Ulysses Theatre, Bacači sjenki, Eurokaz, and Troubleyn. She worked with Jan Fabre on Requiem for a Metamorphosis in Salzburg in 2007 and continued to work with him on Orgy of Tolerance and the Prometheus Landscape II project.
As a theatre, film, and TV actress she received a number of awards: two Croatian Actor Awards (in 2003 and 2015), best actress award at the MESS International Theatre Festival in Sarajevo (2015), the 1995 Golden Arena for the leading role in feature film Isprani (Washed Out, directed by Zrinko Ogresta), shared Golden Arena for Duga mračna noć (Long Dark Night, 2004), one of the five shared Days of Satire awards (2004), Sabrija Biser Award for the best young actress at the Days of Satire (2002), best acress award at the Film Festival in Vinkovci, Croatia (1998), Golden Laugh Award for the best actress at the Days of Satire (1997), best actress award at the MMTL festival (1997), supporting role award at the International Small Scene Theatre Festival Rijeka (2003), and many other festival awards and mentions.