Mia Melcher

Mia Melcher was born in Zagreb on 7 April 1986. She took her master’s degree from the Zagreb University Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011 and has been the member of the Zagreb Youth Theatre (ZKM) company since 2018.

Shows played at ZKM: Euforija (Euphoria, directed by Ksenija Zec), 12. NOĆ ili kako hoćete (Twelfth Night or What You Will, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna), Moj muž (My Husband, directed by Dora Ruždjak Podolski), Svjetlo pada (Light Falls, directed by Janusz Kica), Kamen (The Stone, directed by Patrik Lazić, a ZKM and BDP co-production), Monovid-19 (directed by Anica Tomić), Mi i Oni (Us and Them, directed by Dario Harjaček / Katarina Pejović), Eichmann u Jeruzalemu (Eichmann in Jerusalem, directed by Jernej Lorenci), Hinkemann, Tit Andronik (Hinkemann, Titus Andronicus, directed by Igor Vuk Torbica), Črna mati zemla (Black Mother Earth, directed by Dora Ruždjak Podolski), Sherlock Holmes (directed by Krešimir Dolenčić), Priroda i društvo (Nature and Society, directed by Nora Krstulović), and Drakula (Dracula, directed by András Urbán)

Mia has also played notable roles in other theatres and events, including the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Mala scena, Theatre Žar-ptica, &TD Theatre, Kufer, and Dubrovnik Summer Festival and has worked with many directors, such as Rene Medvešek, Zlatko Kićo Burić, and others. She has also worked on a number of independent theatre projects.

As a TV and film actress, she played a number of roles in TV series and films, most notably Crno-bijeli svijet (Black & White World), Djeca sa CNN-a / ARTE (Children of CNN, directed by Amar Bukvić), The Last Well / Majka (Mother), 7 seX 7 / Ona (She) (directed by Irena Škorić) , Hitac (One Shot) / Morana (directed by Robert Orhel), and Simon Čudotvorac (Simon Magus) / Sandra (directed by Petar Orešković).

In 2016, she received the best actress award at the Marulić Days for her role in Kabare (Cabaret), directed by Zlatko Kićo Burić (&TD Theatre).

“Today, as the cultural content is consumed more than ever, it is upon us, the artists, to point to the values we need to cherish as individuals and society, more than ever. What is even more disastrous for the development of our society than looking at things from a narrow perspective is looking at them from a broad, yet single perspective.”