Premiere | Ivana Lovrić Jović: Look How Lokrum Brushes Its Teeth

Date created: 31.01.2023.
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Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Marin Držić Theatre



Director: Paolo Tišljarić

Dramaturge: Marijana Fumić

Set designer: Vesna Režić

Costume designer: Ana Mikulić

Light designerMarko Mijatović

Composer and sound designer: Žarko Dragojević

Video designer: Miran Brautović

Assistant set designerNikolina Kuzmić

Assistant costume designerPetra Andrić

Music Associate, guitar song arrangements: Bojan Beribaka

Stage manager: Anita Bubalo


Antica: Marija Šegvić

Lunette, her mother: Sandra Lončarić

Anna, her grandmother: Mirej Stanić

Nuša, her daughter: Anja Đurinović

Choir: Perica Martinović, Nika Lasić, Boris Matić, Bojan Beribaka


Ivana Lovrić Jović’s novel Look How Lokrum Brushes Its Teeth is a chronicle of the author’s childhood, her life with her father and without him. Her father is the central character of this well-composed text whose epistolary part appears as fiction, while its fact-based part occasionally turns into fiction. Ivana’s father is the cornerstone of her world, a mirror in which she discovers multiple layers of herself, following the stream of consciousness of the forceful narrative subject. He is a deep well in which she throws the stones of her memories, waiting for the water to stop rippling so she can see her face reflect in it, surprised by the encounter with herself. In this easily read novel with skilfully written shifts and timelines the father serves the role of an island.

He was professionally connected with the island of Lokrum, which washes its teeth with sea foam: the sea came first, women second, and literature third, leaving his daughter to constantly fight for her place between them. This production is a continuation of Dubrovnik Summer Festival’s collaboration with the Marin Držić Theatre, which also includes a series of adaptations of Croatian prose dedicated to the Mediterranean and Dubrovnik, by authors such as Marinković, Vojnović and Salečić. The play will be directed by Paolo Tišljarić, the director of the Marin Držić Theatre.


Photo (c) Miran Brautović