Pejnović, Marina | director

Date created: 15.06.2020.
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Marina Pejnović was born in Zagreb, in 1992. After graduating from the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb in 2010, she enrolled in the Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art from which she got her BA degree in 2013 and in 2018 MA in Theatre directing and Radio. She was the co-director and director of Countdown – at the wedding with Držić and Nalješković at the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Pirandello’s To Clothe the Naked at the Marin Držić Theatre, the personal project Kad tad (Sooner or Later) at &TD and Krleža alla Gavella as part of the Krleža Evenings event by the Gavella Theatre, Una Vizek’s There’s No Life on Mars at the Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin, first performance of the Glazba srca mog (Music of My Heart) musical also at the Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin, the Christoph Gluck opera Orfeo ed Euridice which was a collaboration of three arts academies and the Faculty of Textile Technology, The Three Seasons concert cycle for the Zagreb Flute Ensemble, the children’s play Zeko traži potočić (Bunny in Search of the Stream) for the Theatre Studio ZiM (Croatian National Theatre Zajc and Malik) and Leti, leti (Fly, Fly) in cooperation with the Zagreb Youth Theatre and Staatstheater Braunschweig; Croatian Actor Awards 2015 and other events and productions at the Academy (Marin Držić’s Arkulin, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water, Anton Pavlovich Chekov’s Three Sisters and the master’s production  “___” based on motifs from Antun Šoljan’s works). As a part of the radio shows Radio atelje (Radio Atelier) and Radioigra za djecu i mlade (Radiogames for children and youth) on Croatian Radio 3, Pejnović directed numerous radio-dramas and radiodocumentaries. She was an assistant to

Dora Ruždjak Podolski, Georgij Paro, Polly Findley, Vito Taufer, Nanor Petrossian, Krešimir Dolenčić, Ozren Prohić and Oliver Frljić in theatre productions, operas, at summer festivals and on events. She received the Rector’s Award in 2015 and the Rotary Club scholarship for excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015, she was also the recipient of the group Rector’s Award for the collaborative opera projects by three arts academies of the University of Zagreb: Madame Buffault, Orfeo ed Euridice, The Nightingale and Carmen. Pejnović also received the group Nikola Batušić award with her Academy of Dramatic Art colleagues.

Mirrors of Dubrovnik – Three Sprays of Laurel, Wormwood and Heather